TennCare Shelter Enrollment Project Regional Trainings

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is holding five regional trainings for shelter providers working with youth and families. These informative trainings are designed to help your program staff become more familiar with TennCare and opportunities to support the health needs of children experiencing homelessness.

Our 2016 – 2017 Regional Training series features Shelter Health – controlling communicable disease in community living settings, creating a culture of health in your program, engaging consumers in a mental health crisis, TennCare and Marketplace enrollment for those in poverty, trauma informed care, and community resources in your area.  
These trainings are FREE and lunch is provided. 
Regional Training Dates:
Date/Time:  September 28, 2017 from 10am – 2pm
Location:  Nashville Rescue Mission; 639 Lafayette St. in Nashville 
Speakers:  Cindy Phillips, National Health Care for the Homeless Council; Juli Hishida, National Health Care for the Homeless Council; Bill Friskics-Warren, Neighborhood Health

Date/Time:  December  2016
More information to come!

Date/Time: April 2017
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Date/Time:  May 2017
More information to come!

Johnson City: 
Date/Time:  March 2017
More information to come!

Topics to be Covered:

  • Understanding and overcoming barriers to health care for the homeless
  • TennCare, the Marketplace, and health care options for the uninsured
  • Communicable disease control for shelters
  • Engaging clients in a mental health crisis
  • Prevention, intervention, and action steps for addressing health concerns
  • Trauma informed care for youth who are homeless or unstably housed
  • Community resources that offer health care for the homeless

To RSVP for a Regional Training, email Cindy Phillips at cphillips@nhchc.org with the names and titles of those who will be attending.