142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Medical and Behavioral Health Care for Veterans Who Are Homeless

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Session Objectives: Discuss the potential impact of the Medicaid expansion on homeless veterans. Discuss the association between TBI and mental health diagnoses, self-reported suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and negative psychiatric outcomes among Veterans seeking homeless services. Describe how SAMHSA’s SOAR model of expediting access to disability benefits can be used to assist Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Discuss best practices and program adaptation for special populations, 'not yet reached' and hard to reach homeless Veterans.

Traumatic Brain Injury, Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors, and Negative Psychiatric Outcomes among Veterans Seeking Homeless Services
Lisa Brenner, Ph.D., Trish Hostetter, MPH, Sean Barnes, Ph.D., Kelly Stearns, B.A., Kelly Soberay, M.S. and Jeri Forster, Ph.D.

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Organized by: Caucus on Homelessness
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Public Health Social Work, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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