Learning Collaborative: Capacity Building to Increase Health Care Access for People Experiencing Homelessness

  • Does HRSA compliance keep you up at night?
  • Are you an administrator for a health care program that serves people experiencing homelessness?
  • Come join us in learning and discussion of everything HCH admin this Fall!
  • You will hear from experts, peers, and professionals who share your devotion to increasing health care access for people experiencing homelessness.

Please join the National HCH Council for our upcoming Learning Collaborative: “Capacity Building to Increase Health Care Access for People Experiencing Homelessness.”

If you are a health care administrative professional serving people experiencing homelessness and are interested in learning alongside peers, this opportunity is for you!

Program Description

Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) administrators’ knowledge of and adherence to the Health Center Program Compliance Manual (Compliance Manual) is fundamental to increasing access and improving the quality of health care for people experiencing homelessness. The main goals of this Learning Collaborative (LC) are to:

  1. identify and discuss promising practices for better adherence to the Compliance Manual
  2. understand the HCH Model of Care
  3. recruit and support the needs of a diverse workforce at the health center
  4. identify methods to increase the patient voice to impact the patient experience

The LC sessions will be a peer learning experience where HCH administrators will have the opportunity to share their experiences, promising practices, successes, challenges, questions, and lessons learned. The LC will center consumer perspective and include a consumer subject matter expert (SME) who will provide insight on how those with lived expertise of homelessness may inform and enhance the health care services at the health center. 

Session Topics

Session topics will be determined by the participants’ needs and interests. Topics that may be covered by the LC include:

  • screening for housing status
  • creating a sliding scale appropriate for patients with no income
  • screening and documenting the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)
  • fulfilling the requirements associated with 330(h) funding
  • the key components of and how to implement the HCH Model of Care, and preparing for an operational site visit

Session Schedule

The four LC sessions will occur every other week starting Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 12-1:30 p.m. ET, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT, 10-11:30 a.m. MT, 9-10:30 a.m. PT.

  • Session 1 Tuesday, Oct. 17 — Lived expertise with consumer subject matter expert
  • Session 2 Tuesday, Oct. 31 — Topic 2 (TBD)
  • Session 3 Tuesday, Nov. 14 — Topic 3 (TBD)
  • Session 4 Tuesday, Nov. 28 — Topic 4 (TBD)

We will let you know the topics to be included in each session by Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Registration Closed

Registration is now closed. Please contact Kayla Ritchie with any questions at kritchie@nhchc.org.

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