2018 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

7:00 AM-8:30 AM

7:00 AM-4:30 PM

8:30 AM-4:00 PM


Come Together: Community Collaborations for Better Outcomes
Caroline Gumpenberger, MPH and Lauryn Berner, MSW, MPH

Expanding Access to Housing & Health Care Through Policy & Community Collaborations
Barbara DiPietro, PhD, Frances Isbell, MA, Rachel Solotaroff, MD, MCR, Sean Hubert, Edward Stellon, MS, MA, CADC, Stephen B Brown, LCSW, Ross Owen, Marie Zimmerman and Andy Patterson, MSW, PhD

10:00 AM-10:15 AM

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

2:30 PM-2:45 PM

5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

7:00 AM-8:30 AM

7:00 AM-4:30 PM

7:00 AM-5:00 PM

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

8:30 AM-9:30 AM

9:30 AM-10:00 AM

10:00 AM-11:30 AM


Addiction Medicine: Update 2018
Barry Zevin, MD, Ivan Wolfson, MD, FABFM, FABAM and Limon Gina, RN

Expanding Medical Respite Services: Program Development and Implementation
Alice Moughamian, RN, CNS, Kate Shuton, RN and Chelsea Moon, ASW

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

12:30 PM-1:30 PM


"New Place, New Problems"
Esther Valdez, MD and Larry Adams

Best Practices for Shelter Based Care
Annie m Nicol, FNP and Mary L. Tornabene, FNP

Beyond Outreach: Why Your HCH Needs Street Medicine
Leah Warner, FNP, MPH and Beckie Tachick, BA

Building Hospital and Supportive Housing Partnerships
Peter Toepfer and Stephen B Brown, LCSW

Building Inclusive Communities Begins at Home
Vanessa Borotz, LGSW and Gary Cobb

1:30 PM-1:45 PM

1:45 PM-3:15 PM


Collaborative Office-Based Opioid Treatment for Homeless and High-Risk Populations
Paul Brasler, LCSW, Stephen Popovich, MD and Nancy Wallace, FNP

If You Build It, Will They Come? Strategies for Recruitment and Retention in Consumer Engagement
Katherine Cavanaugh, MSW, Kendall R. Clark and Rodney A Dawkins

There is No Magic Wand: Creating a Culture of Advocacy, One Step at a Time.
Nathalie Interiano, MA, Michael Austin, Jeff Foreman, JD, MGA, MA, MS and Julie Kozminski, MPH, CPH, CHES

3:15 PM-3:30 PM

3:30 PM-4:30 PM


Are We Doing Enough to End Homelessness? Part IV
Wayne Centrone, NMD, MPH, Kevin Lindamood, MSW, Jim O'Connell, MD, Jeffrey Olivet, MA and Barbara DiPietro, PhD

Challenges in Integrated Care: Recognizing and Resolving Staff Splits
Emily Watters, M.D. and Michael Myette, L.C.S.W.

Hep C: Working Towards a Cure as a Community
Tyler Gray, MD, Boatemaa Ntiri-Reid, JD, MPH and Catherine Fowler, MPH, BSN, RN-BC

4:30 PM-6:00 PM

5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Thursday, May 17, 2018

7:00 AM-8:30 AM

7:00 AM-4:30 PM

7:00 AM-5:00 PM

7:15 AM-8:15 AM

8:30 AM-10:00 AM


Activating your Inner Aesop: Developing and Sharing Passionate Stories with Impact
Katherine Cavanaugh, MSW, Ari Kriegsman, MD, Amy Grassette and Art Rios

Quick and Dirty Psychiatry: Practical Approaches for Managing Mental Illness
Christian Neal, MD, MPA and Kathryn Johnson, DO, MA

The Best (and Worst) of Both Worlds -- Public Entity HCH Programs
David Modersbach, BA, Stephanie Abel, RN, Susan H Spalding, MD and John Gilvar

The Learning Curve of Medication Assisted Treatment in Primary Care
Jennifer Smith, LCSW, Lara Weinstein, MD, MPH, DPH and Rae Coleman, BA

10:00 AM-10:15 AM

10:15 AM-11:15 AM


Best Foot Forward: Engaging Reticent Consumer with Holistic Podiatric Care
Lydia A Williams, FNP-BC, CWOCN and Casey Alrich, MPH, CPHIMS

Implications of Practicing Harm Reduction in Supportive Housing
David Watkins, Tamela Johnson, APSS and Nolan Nelson, MSSW

Research: Emerging Issue
Alaina Boyer, PhD

The Future of MH/SUD Policy and Homelessness: Emerging Issues
Thomas Hart, JD and Nathaniel Counts, JD

11:15 AM-12:45 PM

1:00 PM-2:30 PM


Mapping the Road to Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations
Patricia Sarvela, Amber Price, Jana Esden, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC and Sam R Wolfe, M. Ed.

Real World Immigration and Other Legal Enforcement Issues at HCH Health Centers
Joy Favuzza, FNPC, Jeff Foreman, JD, MGA, MA, MS, Regina Reed, MPH and Mayra Joachin, Esq

The Road to Meeting the National Medical Respite Standards
Sara Jeevanjee, MD, Lorna Lindo, MSW, Laurie Mello, RN and Dominga Villagomez, RN

What’s new in homeless health care? A no-jargon summary of the latest research
Travis P. Baggett, MD, MPH, Stefan Kertesz, MD, MSc and Margot Kushel, MD

2:30 PM-2:45 PM

2:45 PM-3:45 PM


Not so Trivial Pursuit - PCMH Edition
Chris Espersen, MSPH and Mandy Graves May, MPH

Point of Care Ultrasound in Homeless Medicine: A Practice Changing, Patient Centered Tool
Joseph Mega, MD, MPH, Jason Reinking, MD and Sue Dickerson, RN

4:00 PM-4:45 PM

5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Friday, May 18, 2018

7:00 AM-8:30 AM

8:30 AM-12:30 PM


Fostering Trauma-Informed Leadership Skills for Consumers
Katherine Cavanaugh, MSW, Valarie B Dowell, BA, Joanne Guarino, Amy Grassette, Keith Belton, Terrye Sukari Finley, N/A, Paul L Tunison, David Peery, JD and Deidre Young

Oral Health Care for Diabetic Patients Without Homes
Alaina Boyer, PhD and Jernice Sarter Giles, DDS

Utilizing Data to Illustrate Health Center Value
Brett Poe and Alaina Boyer, PhD

10:00 AM-10:30 AM