The need for housing prioritization results from a lack of affordable housing. Existing tools have been applied universally and have resulted in further inequity. This toolkit is intended to help communities create a process that centers equity and community-specific needs.
In an interactive workshop format, we propose to present our evaluation of the Flexible Housing Pool program of Chicago and Cook County (FHPCC). FHPCC expands the supply of permanent supportive housing (PSH) units and lowers eligibility barriers to PSH for high-risk individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the region. FHPCC’s innovative features comprise (1) a
Speakers: Marc O Griofa: City of Las Vegas; Brian DeGrafenreid: Old Pueblo Community Services; Marketa Jansky: Advanced Practice Practitioner-Family Nurse Practitioner, El Rio Community Health Center; Joshua Decker: El Rio Health; Deirdra Goeth, Lead Outreach Navigator, OPCS; Kim Hunter: BHC, El Rio Health; Dana Arnold: Navigator II, OPCS; Will Nieves, Navigator II, Old Pueblo Community
Speakers: Caroline Waddell: CDC; Tyler Gray Session Materials: Download PowerPoint Presentation: “Syringe Service Program on a Mobile Clinic” Download PowerPoint Presentation: “Acceptability of a Minimally Invasive Blood Collection Device for use in an Mpox Seroprevalance Survey”
The Covid pandemic put a spotlight on the lack of available public hygiene facilities in our communities for people experiencing homelessness. There are no public facilities for washing, toileting, or showers. During the pandemic, people steered away from communal shelters, some in fear of catching Covid and others annoyed by the restrictions created by Covid.
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
Social justice and healthcare are inextricably linked, and an important aspect of social justice is the ability to have fair access to healthcare. Healthcare is not equitable if it is not accessible, and there are still immense gaps in terms of coverage and access for underserved populations, particularly for individuals experiencing homelessness who face many
Speakers: Hugh Silk: Road to Care; Rebecca Stauffer: CohnReznick; Brian Bickford: Central Mass PATH Regional Manager, Eliot CHS Homeless Services; Jillian Joseph: Road to Care; Erik Garcia: Road to Care Session Materials: Download the PowerPoint Presentation