4163.0 Effective Partnerships Addressing Homelessness

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 12:30 PM
This session will allow for discussion and identifucation of several effective partnerships that are addressing homelessness and suggestions for improving models and evaluation.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the housing first supportive housing model and impact on health status. 2. Discuss the public cost burden of homeless hospital frequent users in Emergency departments. 3. Identify barriers to medical care identified by homeless. 4. Identify barriers for homeless to medical care perceived by clinic directors. 5. Describe function and contributions of public health students on a health care team providing care to homeless. 6. Identify methods to outreach to unsheltered homeless people. 7. Discuss evaluation and program effectiveness of homeless medical services.

12:30 PM
A Prevention Model for Homeless Health Care
Michelle Milgrim, RN, MSN and Sherryn Craig, MPP
12:50 PM
Role of public health in a student-run health clinic
Benjamin T. King, Rangika C. Fernando, Lara M. Bull, PhD, MPH, Kerry J. Welsh, MPH, Lena T. Williams, MPH and Sheryl A. McCurdy, PhD
1:10 PM
Changes in the lives of formerly homeless individuals in supportive housing S/A
Jennifer Cameron King, Honora Considine-Cortelyou, Colette Auerswald, MD, MS and Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH
1:30 PM
Contrasting Barriers to Care Identified by Homeless Women and their Clinic Managers
Nicole N. Bronson, PhD, Ronald M. Andersen, PhD, Lisa Arangua, MPA and Lillian Gelberg, MD, MSPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Caucus on Homelessness
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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