Webinar: Homelessness and Emergency Department Care
Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 | 1:00 PM CT
People experiencing homelessness are often managing significant complex health issues but are unable to access needed primary care or must prioritize immediate survival over health management. The result is that health conditions are often untreated until it’s an emergency. Emergency Departments (EDs), then, are well accustomed to serving people experiencing homelessness. But with competing priorities and a dearth of education on homelessness and harm reduction, ED providers can overlook opportunities to coordinate services for people without homes. This lack of coordination often results in the same individuals continuing to access health care through the ED, resulting in frustration for providers and the person seeking health care. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Join CBCS Founder and CEO, Dr. Enrique Enguidanos on March 16th, where he will discuss what Emergency Department staff need to know about the context and stigmatization of homelessness, the role of trauma in serving this population, and the services health centers offer in support of EDs.
Hosted by National Health Care for the Homeless Council. Register here.
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