Policy and Advocacy

Leveraging Resources to Build Partnerships between Health & Homeless Systems

This presentation will focus on encouraging clinical excellence of helpers as they provide care to our most vulnerable while providing a framework that not only protects the helpers from compassion fatigue, but promotes a worldview of partnership, optimism and empowerment. Motivational Interviewing (MI) can be defined as a particular way of talking with people about

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Falling Through the Cracks: LGBTQ+ Disparities in Homelessness

Staying up-to-date on the growing field of homelessness research presents a considerable challenge for the busy clinician or administrator. This workshop will present a plain-language summary of selected scientific studies on the health of homeless people that have been published since January 1, 2022. The presentation will focus on scientific contributions in the following domains

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Addressing the Needs of Immigrant Patients with Experiences of Homelessness: Tools for Best Practice

Immigration status is a well recognized social determinant of health and can compound the social and medical needs of HCH immigrant patients. Immigration law directly influences non-citizens’ eligibility for a wide array of benefits and services, including health insurance. The health consequences of limited access to care are particularly magnified for those experiencing homelessness. This

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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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