Online Program

Health Policy and the Impact on Homelessness and Housing

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Session Objectives: Discuss opportunities and challenges in utilizing the Affordable Care Act as a tool to address the problem of chronic homelessness. Discuss lessons learned from using SOAR in HUD-VASH, H-PACT, and SSVF programs. Discuss how three forms of practice-organization fit explain variation in implementation of an evidence-based practice for homeless clients. Describe the domains of Housing First that were most readily implemented with the Veterans Health Administration’s HUD-VASH supportive housing program.

Explaining Housing First implementation variation: The role of fit   
Karissa Fenwick, MSW, LCSW, Rebecca Lengnick-Hall, MSSW, MPAff and Benjamin Henwood, PhD, LCSW
Fidelity to Housing First in the Veterans Health Administration: Lessons for implementation   
Erika Austin, PhD, MPH, Sally Holmes, MBA, David Pollio, PhD, Carol VanDeusen Lukas, EdD, Stefan Kertesz, MD, MSc and Aerin deRussy, MPH

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Organized by: Caucus on Homelessness
Endorsed by: Law, Socialist Caucus, Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Black Caucus of Health Workers, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

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

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