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Thursday, February 21, 2019

The HCH Model: Why Homelessness Exists, and What Health Centers Can Do About It

Start Date: 2/21/2019 12:00 PM PST
End Date: 2/21/2019 1:00 PM PST

Location:
United States 

In virtually every category, the health of people experiencing homelessness suffers worse than the general population, even compared to other health center patients. Homelessness instigates illness and injury and exacerbates any existing symptoms. Moreover, health problems and medical debt are major contributors to homelessness in the first place.
This presentation will address the historical, structural, and political drivers of homelessness in the United States while focusing on the health disparities of people without homes. Turning from an assessment of the problem to some strategies, we will address the core competencies of the Health Care for the Homeless model of care from which any health care provider can benefit regardless of funding streams. We will invite attendees to share about their struggles in serving this special population and conclude with numerous resources.
 
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Training ID: 727-877-340