One-year health outcomes of a nurse-managed chronic disease care coordination model in homeless populations

Thursday, June 22, 2017: 7:00 AM
Lena Petersen, RN (Registered nurse/ Nurse Manager, Care for the Homeless and Registered nurse, Care for the Homeless)
Tessa Williams (Nursing student intern, program manager, Care for the Homeless)
Katrina Ramos (nursing student intern, Care for the Homeless)
Samantha Torres (nursing student intern, Care for the Homeless)
Yabi Amparo (social worker, Care for the Homeless)
Georgina Statuto, RN (Clinical Coordinator, Care for the Homeless)
Regina Olasin, DO (Chief Medical Officer, Care for the Homeless)
Poor disease management can be both the cause and result of homelessness. Homeless people consistently experience higher incidences than the general population of many chronic health conditions and frequently utilize emergency rooms as their primary source for disease management. Here we present the results from a one-year, multi-faceted clinical management program designed to improve health outcomes and decrease ER utilization in homeless populations with one or more of the following conditions: hypertension, diabetes, and asthma.