Collaborative Care: A Model for Improving the Health Outcomes of Homeless Formerly Incarcerated Women

Friday, June 23, 2017: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Latrobe (Grand Hyatt Washington)
Homeless formerly incarcerated women are a marginalized and underserved population that require a multi-disciplinary intervention to address their unique health needs. However, integrated community-based healthcare programs for this population are lacking. Without appropriate intervention, this population is at a heightened risk for chronic homelessness, poor health outcomes, and rearrests. This workshop will identify their needs, will critically examine the factors that impede access to appropriate care, and will introduce an innovative research-informed collaboration between a Federally Qualified Health Center for the homeless and a transitional housing program for formerly incarcerated women that provides a comprehensive, trauma-informed health and wellness program.
Andrea M Link, MD (Program Manager, Healthcare for the Homeless Houston)
Alycia Welch, MPAff/MSSW (Research Associate, Angela House)
Vanessa R Schick, PhD (Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health)
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