Health into housing: Developing models of nurse-directed, housing-based primary health care

Thursday, June 22, 2017: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Farragut Square (Grand Hyatt Washington)
In our Think Tank session, attendees will explore of the question of why and how community health centers and supportive housing agencies can partner together to increase access to primary care, particularly in creating models of on-site primary care.  We will explore the benefits of an expanded role for nurses in on-site care models.  Similarly, we will discuss questions of sustainability and scalability of on-site primary care.  We will introduce discussion on these topics through a reflection of the challenges and successes in our experience creating a model of nurse-directed, supportive housing-based primary care at two sites.
Melissa Ellis, RN (RN lead, Morrison Hotel Clinic, Neighborcare Health)
Richard Waters, MD, MSc (Site Medical Director, Downtown Homeless Programs, Neighborcare Health)
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