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Heart Disease Fact Sheet

Heart disease and diabetes are significant health concerns among the homeless population in the United States. Homelessness exacerbates the risk factors and challenges associated with these conditions, leading to poorer health outcomes and increased mortality rates. This fact sheet provides an overview of heart disease and diabetes within the homeless community, highlighting key statistics, risk […]

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Diabetes Cardiovascular Disease Oral Health Integration

Breaking down barriers and creating timely access to care is paramount when patients have co-morbidities that sometimes require urgent care. Oral health care team members are a vital component to the patients team. In a patient-centric endeavor, our team helped create manageable, sustainable cross-departmental workflows that empower the patient to improve their overall health outcome

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A Sustainable Telehealth Clinic for People Experiencing Homelessness in Hampton Roads (Poster Session)

People experiencing homelessness (PEH) are at a significantly greater risk of severe illness and chronic disease and less likely to seek primary care or have health insurance compared to the 35% general public. Authors: Trevor Fachko; Irene Peppiatt; Katherine Schaffer, M.D. Session Materials:  Download the Poster

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Hepatitis C Virtual Symposium: Primary Care-Based Treatment for People Experiencing Homelessness

  Download Webinar Slides Download Hepatitis C Provider Pocket Guide The National Health Care for the Homeless Council hosted a free, virtual symposium on providing hepatitis C treatment in primary care settings to patients with complex care needs, including experiences of homelessness, substance use, and co-occurring medical conditions.   Continuing Education Credits: 3 hours of continuing

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How to Conduct a Root Cause Analysis for Diabetes Prevention

Webinar Slides(PDF) PDSA Template(DOC) Prioritization Matrix(XLSX)   This training session will feature Kristen Bigelow-Talbert, Community Health Quality Manager at Bi-State Primary Care Association demonstrating different methods of conducting root cause analysis, tips and tricks to along the way, and a simplified prioritization matrix she developed to strategize which root causes and solutions should be priorities.

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Food Insecurity and Trauma Informed approaches to BMI and Diabetes Care While Experiencing Homelessness

Health centers and their affiliates will recognize the necessity of trauma-informed care among individuals experiencing homelessness as it relates to food insecurity, BMI screenings, and care. In particular, food insecurity and its effects on individuals experiencing homelessness will be explored to best meet the challenges of dietary intake. During the webinar, participants will learn what

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Clinicians’ Coffee Chat: Diabetes and Nutrition

Webinar Slides(PDF) In this fourth conversation of a four-part “Clinicians’ Coffee Chat” series on diabetes, participants will discuss the role of nutrition in diabetes management for people experiencing homelessness. This interactive conversation will foster peer learning and support across the homeless health care field. Please bring your questions and experiences to share in the discussion.

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Clinicians’ Coffee Chat: Diabetes and Co-Occurring Disorders

  Webinar Slides(PDF) In this third conversation of a four-part “Clinicians’ Coffee Chat” series on diabetes, participants will discuss the complexities of providing care for clients with diabetes and co-occurring disorders. This interactive conversation will foster peer learning and support across the homeless health care field. Please bring your questions and experiences to share in

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