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Health Care for Persons Experiencing Homelessness Webinar
Friday, June 09, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: Webinar


This webinar will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by outreaching and engaging people experiencing homelessness. The presentation will define the basic strategies of outreach work and how it can be used to link people to healthcare services. Attendees will have the chance to consider the factors that deter people from working with service providers. The presentation will explain how the philosophy of Harm Reduction and Trauma-Informed Care can be utilized to enhance engagement and overcome those barriers. 

Presented by: 

Florida Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (FACHC) and the National Health Care for the Homeless Coalition (NHCHC).  The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is a network of more than 10,000 doctors, nurses, social workers, patients, and advocates who share the mission to eliminate homelessness. Since 1986, NHCHC has been the leading organization to call for comprehensive health care and secure housing for all. NHCHC produces leading research in the field and provides the highest level of training and resources related to care for persons experiencing homelessness. NCHCH collaborates with government agencies and private institutions in order to solve complex problems associated with homelessness. Additionally, the organization provides support to more than 200 public health centers and Health Care for the Homeless programs in all 50 states.


James Kowalsky

James Kowalsky is the Project Coordinator for the Heartland Center for Systems Change at Heartland Health Outreach (HHO) in Chicago, IL. Since 2014, James has been providing training and support to organizations adapting their practices to incorporate Harm Reduction, Housing First, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed Care. James spent seven years as an outreach worker with HHO, meeting people experiencing homelessness and linking them to housing, primary and mental health care, and other community-based resources. In that role, he learned the value of using harm reduction and trauma-informed care to connect with the most vulnerable members of our communities. For more information on training and consultation services, please visit: MidwestHarmReduction.org. 


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Contact: Linda Carmona-Sánchez