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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Office of Regional Operations (ORO), Region 10 (AK, ID, WA, OR)

September 28, 2016, from 10:00 am – 11:30 pm PST (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST)

This will be an open community of sharing with subject matter experts from Federal, State, and local agencies and community partners who provide care and service to homeless persons. Discussion will focus on strategies to improve health outcomes among the homeless in healthcare settings, and effectively leveraging healthcare resources to improve health and wellness in homeless populations.

This webinar will feature presentations from:

  • David Dickinson, Regional Administrator, Region X Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

  • Seema L. Clifasefi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors, Co-Director, Harm Reduction Research & Treatment Center, University of Washington

  • Susan E. Collins, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington - Harborview Medical Center

  • Ryan Deibert, MPH, Senior Program Specialist, Joint Office of Homeless Service (City of Portland/Multnomah County)

  • Rachel Solotaroff, MD, Medical Director Central City Concern

  • Paul Lewis, MD, MPH, Health Officer, Multnomah County Health Department

  • Meghan C. Deal, LICSW, ACSW, BCD, Director, VA Community Housing and Outreach Services (CHOS), VA Puget Sound Health Care System

  • Imena James, QI, Compliance Manager, N.A.T.I.V.E. Project

  • Maureen Rosette, Chief Operations Officer, JD, N.A.T.I.V.E. Project

Target Audience

Medical providers, community health workers, case managers, public health professionals and those who serve homeless persons are invited to participate in this webinar. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers during and after the presentations. Please feel free to send in questions in advance of the event to Aphrodyi Antoine by email at aantoine@hrsa.gov.

Discussion Topics

  • System of healthcare and outreach for the homeless

  • Assessment of quality of life and health status

  • Distribution of racial, ethnic, and social disparities in the homeless population (i.e. AI/AN, Veterans, etc.)

  • System of intake and identification for persons at risk

  • Chronic disease management and systems of care for homeless patients

  • Activities and actions that are being taken in the Nation, region state, and local community to improve health and wellness through housing

How to Access the webinar

To access the webinar, copy and paste or type the following url into your search bar:

Select “Enter As Guest” and follow the prompt to type your name into the entry field. Please note, for audio, please see "how to listen in." Please note, the webinar time listed is 11 am PST.

How to listen in

To listen in, dial 888-847-9712 and enter participant passcode 8229213

More Information

For more information, please contact Aphrodyi Antoine at (206) 615-2058 aantoine@hrsa.gov

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