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

The most critical aspect of delivering health care to individuals experiencing homelessness is to meet them where they are – and a mobile clinic is the perfect modality in which to bring needed health care services to those who are in most need of compassionate medical care. Mobile health units can be customized to deliver a variety of health care services, such as primary care, dental, behavioral health, and drug user health services.

The key to developing a successful mobile health unit is understand the environmental factors, population’s needs for services, and the staff structure the organization can develop to deliver services. Each mobile problem is unique and customized to the environment, the patient population, and the services delivered. Therefore, health centers need to be able to assess opportunities to build a mobile health program that fits their organization and the patient populations’ needs.

This session will be presented in partnership by a clinical and operational staff from a homeless health care provider in a large urban environment that runs a multi-fleet mobile health program serving the complex needs of unhoused and chronically ill individuals and a national consulting firm with experience in strategic planning and business development for FQHCs.

Speakers: Rebecca Stauffer: CohnReznick; Miranda Von Dornum: Chief Medical Officer, Project Renewal; Jermaine Pope: Project Renewal

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Categories: Mobile Health, Street Outreach, Workforce Development and Support
Tags: 2023 National HCH Conference
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