Medical Respite Care: Accessing Health & A Pathway Home

Wednesday, June 21, 2017: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Independence BC (Grand Hyatt Washington)
Medical respite programs provide a necessary service for individuals experiencing homelessness who need a safe place to heal from injury or illness. Each year, the Respite Care Providers’ Network (RCPN) Steering Committee plans a full-day institute to examine emerging issues in the field of medical respite care. This year’s institute will include panels, presentations, and interactive discussions of interest to both clinicians and administrators. National experts will share best practices and innovative ideas on building your medical respite program, responding to clients in challenging circumstances, and increasing access to medical respite care in every community. Additionally, information will be provided on the finalized minimum standards for medical respite care, TA resources available, and policy implications for medical respite care. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in information sharing and networking with providers from across the country.
Julia Dobbins, MSW (Project Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)
Sara Jeevanjee, MD (Medical Director, Medical Respite Program, Santa Clara Valley Health and Hopsital System)
Leslie Enzian, MD (Medical Director, Edward Thomas House Medical Respite Program, Harborview Medical Center)
Jessie Gaeta, MD (Chief Medical Officer, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program)
Gregory A. Morris, PA-C (CEO, Ascending to Health Respite Care, Inc.)
Regina Reed, MPH (National Health Policy Organizer, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)
Melissa Sandoval, MD (Medical Director, Circle the City)
Evelyn Clay (Program Manager, Community Medical Respite, The Daily Planet)