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Social Determinants of Health Lessons Learned, Challenges, and Barriers: A Resource for Health Centers, Vol. 2 (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), Health Outreach Partners (HOP), MHP Salud, and National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC), four HRSA-funded National Training and Technical Assistance Partner organizations, released a report on lessons learned, challenges, barriers, and impact stories shared from the (4) sessions of the “Screening Methods and Strategies for Using Data on Outreach and Enabling Services to Address Social Determinants of Health” Learning Collaborative. This Learning Collaborative explored strategies to screen special and vulnerable populations for social determinants of health (SDOH) and successfully utilize data to build effective practices to begin addressing SDOH through outreach and enabling services. With these lessons learned, AAPCHO, HOP, MHP Salud, and NHCHC will continue this work with a webinar and successive learning collaborative in 2022-2023. More Details...

Chronic Stress, Housing, and Health: Patient Experiences and Strategies for Comprehensive Care (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar explores the intersections of chronic stress, housing, and health and featured a panel of experts offering a variety of perspectives, including (1) the patient perspective on the realities of residing in public housing and how it impacts health, (2) research on the intersections of health and housing, and (3) trauma-informed care in community and patient engagement. More Details...

Guide to Methamphetamine Use, Treatment, and Housing Considerations for People Experiencing Homelessness (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The transition into permanent supportive housing following homelessness or housing instability can be particularly challenging for individuals who use methamphetamine and other stimulants. However, there are interventions and supports that can help improve safety, independence, and recovery in housing. This guide explores how service providers can better support people who use methamphetamine in the process of transitioning into and maintaining housing. More Details...

Foundations of LGBTQIA+ Health Care and Homelessness: Terminology, Concepts, and Best Practices (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: View this 90-minute webinar for an introduction to foundational terminology and concepts related to LGBTQIA+ identity and experience of homelessness with a focus on LGBTQIA+ health care. Health center staff will learn about healthcare disparities and applicable clinical practices that participants can integrate into their own contexts. More Details...

Building Sustainable Partnerships using the Community Centered Health Home Model (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: View this webinar to learn how one community identified a health need and used the CCHH model to respond. More Details...

The State of Medical Respite Care (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: Medical respite care (MRC), also known as recuperative care, is acute and post-acute care for people experiencing homelessness (PEH) who are too ill or frail to recover from an illness or injury on the street or in a shelter, but who do not require hospital-level care. The field of MRC continues to grow as more communities recognize the importance of addressing this gap in care for PEH who need a place to heal. The data in this interactive webpage provide a snapshot of the state of MRC programs in 2022. This resource is intended to support MRC advocacy, education, program planning, and quality improvement in communities across the U.S. More Details...

Barriers to Accessing Higher Levels of Care: Implications for Medical Respite Programs (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This issue brief describes the different levels of care within the health care service continuum a person may need following acute care hospitalization and highlights the admission barriers commonly encountered by people experiencing homelessness. It also illustrates the role of medical respite care programs within this continuum, and outlines action steps that communities can take to improve access to higher levels of care for people experiencing homelessness. More Details...

Promoting Safety in Street Outreach (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar recording describes core competencies for maintaining safety in street outreach. More Details...

From Homelessness to Housing: Challenges and Opportunities of Housing Transitions: Healing Hands Newsletter (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This issue of Healing Hands, published by the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians\' Network, presents some of the key challenges faced by newly housed individuals and their care providers, and considers a variety of principles, concepts, and approaches that can be useful in mitigating and transforming these challenges, in support of the best possible outcomes for a client’s health and well-being. More Details...

SDOH 2: Housing is Healthcare: Stable Housing Creates Positive Health Outcomes (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: Health Centers have a role forging relationships with community partners to help stabilize patients' housing which in turn has been demonstrated to improve health outcomes. More Details...

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder for People Experiencing Homelessness (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This fact sheet presents an analysis of national health center data on buprenorphine-based Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) services provided at Health Care for the Homeless health centers in calendar year 2020, underscoring that while more health centers are providing MAT, regions with the highest overdose rates lack sufficient access to buprenorphine. More Details...

Housing is Health: La Maestra Community Health Centers (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: As part of our Access to Care series, our coverage continues with a special focus on housing and health. More Details...

Homeless Mortality and the Impact of COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar gave an overview of the new Homeless Mortality Data Toolkit, featuring two communities who conduct a thorough review of homeless mortality, including reflections on the impact of COVID-19 on untimely deaths. Determining leading cause of death is a crucial part of health centers\' needs assessment requirements; for any health center serving people without homes, the strategies shared in this discussion should be central. More Details...

Housing Insecurity and Health Centers: The Case for Screening and Beyond (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Housing insecurity was on the rise across the country even before the pandemic, which destabilized so many lives. If health centers are serious about the Social Determinants of Health, they should prioritize housing as a profoundly influential SDOH, regardless of HCH designation. This webinar featured two leaders whose health centers do NOT have HCH funding but provide quality services for people experiencing homelessness all the same. We discussed data on homelessness across the country, what UDS shows on screening for housing insecurity among non-HCH health centers, strategies for screening inclusively, and the breadth of the HRSA definition of homelessness. We concluded by highlighting a new HRSA-funded publication that goes deeper on all of these issues. More Details...

Interim Adapted Clinical Guidelines for Post-COVID Conditions (Long-COVID) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The CDC recently released interim guidance for supporting individuals with Post-COVID conditions, also known as “Long-COVID.” The purpose of this guide is to adapt the CDC clinical guidance for health care providers to meet the unique needs and challenges that people experiencing homelessness may face while managing Long-COVID. More Details...

Filling the HCH Gap: Case Studies of Non-HCH Health Centers Serving People Experiencing Homelessness (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication highlights five health centers that do not have Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) designation but provide excellent services to people experiencing homelessness regardless. More Details...

Health Center Role in Housing Innovations: Pay for Success Models: Publication Series highlighting health center role to advance innovative housing models (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Learn more about the role for health centers in Pay for Success Models as part of the current trend towards measuring outcomes to understand successful social interventions to address the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), including housing.  More Details...

Health Center Role in Housing Innovations: Pay for Success Models: Publication Series highlighting health center role to advance innovative housing models (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Learn more about the role for health centers in Pay for Success Models as part of the current trend towards measuring outcomes to understand successful social interventions to address the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), including housing.  More Details...

Interim Lessons Learn from the Pandemic: COVID-19 & the HCH Community (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: COVID-19 continues to be an international pandemic and the experiences over the past 18 months have shown there are more effective ways to provide care to vulnerable people. The challenge now is to extend these improvements to all communities and make them permanent. While the pandemic is not yet over, this issue brief outlines five “lessons learned” (and related strategies) that have improved systems of care and heightened public health interventions for people experiencing homelessness. More Details...

COVID-19 Flash Blast: The Latest COVID-19 News (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Council COVID-19 Flash Blast is a brief synopsis of key issues specific to the HCH community, policy developments, resources, and reading lists on the topic of COVID-19, and will be delivered every two weeks. This webpage archives editions of the Flast Blast so the last information is always listed at the top. More Details...

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