4010.0 Access to Care for Homeless Populations

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM
Access to care for Homeless populations. This session will discuss and analyze the barriers to health care and the impact on health status within several different subpopulations of homeless. It is important to find effective strategies to reduce barriers to access and yet uniquely address issues appropriate for each of these groups; children and families, those that are Hepatitis C positive and immigrants. In addition this sesssion will address prevalence of mental illness and substance among recent and non-recent immigrants and impact on health status.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss and analzye barriers to pediatric health care for children of homeless families. 2.Develop strategies to increase access to healthcare by homeless families. 3.Describe key barriers to accessing health care for Homeless people with Hepatitis C. 4. Discuss an effective harm reduction model of health care for homeless and marginalized who are Hep C positive. 5.Assess how changes to social policies and programs have negatively impacted health and heealth care access of Homeless people since 1992. 6. Describe key findings on the current health status and access to health care of homeless population in Toronto, Canada. .

8:50 AM
Homelessness and immigration in Toronto: A comparison of the health of homeless recent immigrants, non-recent immigrants, and Canadian-born individuals
Stephen W. Hwang, MD, MPH, Shirley Chiu, MA, George Tolomiczenko, PhD, MPH, MBA, Alex Kiss, PhD, Laura Cowan, BScN, Don Redelmeier, MD, MSHSR and Wendy Levinson, MD
9:30 AM

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Organized by: Caucus on Homelessness
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

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

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