Session: Addressing Chronic Homelessness: The Implications of Federal Policy on Housing and Services
3173.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Addressing Chronic Homelessness: The Implications of Federal Policy on Housing and Services
People who experience chronic homelessness are an extremely vulnerable subgroup of the homeless population. They face multiple difficulties in attempting to overcome their homelessness including persistent poverty, lack of affordable housing, disabling health and behavioral health conditions, and service system barriers. This session will explore recent Federal initiatives focused on ending chronic homelessness, what we know from research about this population, and the key data we should be examining in communities. Successes and challenges in preventing and ending homelessness for this population will be presented and discussed.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to identify Federal policy initiatives to address chronic homelessness and discuss challenges and approaches to the issue at the local level.
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Moderator(s):Cassandra Benjamin
12:30 PMFederal initiatives to address chronic homelessness
To Be Named Representative
12:45 PMCharacteristics and service needs of the chronically homeless
Paul Koegel, PhD
1:00 PMImplementing solutions: Challenges and opportunities
Carol Wilkins
1:15 PMProviding housing and services: What works
Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH
1:30 PMTales from the field: A personal perspective on supportive housing
To be named Supportive Housing Tenant
Organized by:Caucus on Homelessness
Endorsed by:Environment; Health Equity and Public Hospitals Caucus; Medical Care; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA