Beyond the Medical Model: Managing Diabetes and Chronic Disease through a Social Determinants Lens

Wednesday, May 16, 2018: 1:45 PM-3:15 PM
Skyway Suite AB (Hyatt Regency Minneapolis)
Individuals experiencing homelessness have a high burden of chronic diseases, including diabetes. Social and environmental factors influence the management of chronic conditions as individuals may not have access to nutritious foods, appropriate medication, and transportation to a health care provider. Additionally, individuals who are homeless may lack a safe, sanitary place to use and store their medication. Health Care for the Homeless providers are in the unique position to address these social and environmental factors to help their consumers manage their own health. This session will highlight lessons learned from health centers who are emphasizing diabetes self-management among their patients.
Lauryn Berner, MSW, MPH (Project Manager, NHCHC)
Darlene M. Jenkins, DrPH (Senior Director of Programs, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)
Lawanda Williams (Director of Housing Services, Health Care for the Homeless)
Eowyn Rieke, MD, MPH (Associate Medical Director of Primary Care, Central City Concern)
Derek A Winbush, n/a (NCAB Co-Chair, Boston Health Care for the Homeless)
Pascale L Leone (Associate Director, CSH)
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