Chronic Disease Management: Undocumented and Homeless--How to make it work

Friday, June 23, 2017: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Tiber Creek AB (Grand Hyatt Washington)
Managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, hepatitis C is difficult enough with language literacy, insurance and a stable living environment. Consider managing the same diseases as an undocumented immigrant with low language literacy and unstable living environment--immobilizing and often the cause for late to care diagnosis. We will discuss community partnerships and federally funded programs that have allowed many of our clients to successfully manage their diagnosis without losing what little they have.
Rigo Rodriguez, CHW (Community Health Worker, Contra Costa County Public Health Department)
Heather Cedermaz, NP (Family Nurse Practitioner, Contra Costa County Public Health-Health Care for the Homeless)
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