Implementing a One Health Clinic

Pet ownership in the population experiencing homelessness can be instrumental in the decision and ability to seek health and social services. The “One Health Clinic” was designed to remove barriers to primary healthcare for PEH with pets in the United States and support the human-animal bond to encourage utilization of services. This clinical care model is made up of veterinary and primary health care providers, to collaboratively treat humans and their animals as a “family unit.” Additional cities have implemented One Health Clinics in their communities and while each site follows the integrated care model, modifications are needed to expressly meet the needs of the specific community. This session will outline the barriers and facilitators to implementation, and share learnings to help.

Speakers: Vickie Ramirez, Sr., Research Coordinator, Clinic Coordinator, UW Center for One Health Research

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Categories: Best Practices, Clinical Guidelines, Clinical Practice, Health Center-Specific Resources, Homeless Services
Tags: 2024 National HCH Conference
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