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Ensuring the Wheels Keep Turning for Mobile Health Clinics to Provide Health Care for The Homeless

How does a health center create and launch a mobile health clinic and maintain a sustainable, viable mobile service delivery program? This session will provide best practices to create a sustainability plan for a mobile health clinic with a financial model and best practices for clinical operations, workforce, and vehicular management and maintenance. The most …

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Oral Presentation 11: Scope and Quality of Medical Mobile Services

Speakers: Elyssa Rosen: Clinical Project Manager, LA County Department of Health Services, Housing for Health; Absalon Galat: DHS HFH; Pia Valvassori, Health Care Center for the Homeless Session Materials: Download PowerPoint Presentation “Mobile Clinics” Download PowerPoint Presentation “Medical Mobile Unit: Quality and Innovation”

“Why Don’t You Go See Your Doctor?” Barriers to Accessing Healthcare Among Portland’s Houseless

A unique partnership between a College of Nursing and a homeless shelter was created to provide onsite medical oversight and coordination of care for individuals experiencing homelessness. Nursing leaders understand that in order to better address social determinants of health and to improve health outcomes among persons who are experiencing homelessness, it is imperative to …

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Oral Presentation 13: Housing Impact and Solutions

Speakers: Priya Srikanth: OHSU; Sarah Strang: The Road Home; Meg Devoe: Central City Concern, OHSU; Jeniece Olsen: Chief Operating Officer, Fourth Street Clinic; Eileen Vinton: Summit Team Complex Care Manager, Central City Concern; Brian Chan: Oregon Health & Science University, Central City Concern Session Materials: Download the PowerPoint Presentation

Wound Care in the Age of Xylazine: Practical and Ethical Considerations for Wound Treatment

People who inject substances have long been at risk for soft tissue infections and wounds. However, with the increasing presence of the novel substance xylazine (“tranq”) in the opioid/fentanyl supply, there has been a drastic uptick in wound size, severity, and complexity, with people who use tranq more frequently experiencing such complications as cellulitis, necrosis, …

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Oral Presentation 1: Harm Reduction

Speakers: Kara Cohen: Associate Director of Street Medicine, Project HOME Healthcare Services; Maire St. Ledger: Project HOME; Katie Burk: Managing Consultant, Facente Consulting Session Materials: Download PowerPoint Presentation

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