2013 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium

March 13, 2013
Hyatt Regency - Washington, D.C.

Health Care for the Homeless providers will gather at the nation’s capital to learn from their peers and other leaders and HCH advocates. Conference attendees will have access to dozens of accredited workshops, professional networking opportunities, engaging presentations, rejuvenating social encounters, and inspiring plenary sessions with federal officials and leaders in the HCH field. Pre-Conference Institutes will be held on Wednesday, March 13. For more information about this event, please go to: http://www.nhchc.org/training-technical-assistance/2013-national-conference.

AAPCHO Presentations:

Implementing an Enabling Services Data Collection Model to Improve Quality and Eliminate Disparities: A Pilot Training

1:00-5:00pm EST on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuyen Tran, MPH, AAPCHO; June Kim, MPH, AAPCHO; Kristen Stoimenoff, MPH, Health Outreach Partners; Molly Meinbresse, MPH, National HCH Council

Room: Yosemite

This pilot training is provided at no cost and does not require registration for the 2013 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium.

Please contact Molly Meinbresse to RSVP for the training as participation is limited to 30 individuals.

This half-day training (1-5pm) will pilot modules from a training program to increase health center capacity to implement an enabling services data collection model. Enabling services (ES) are nonclinical services, such as health education and outreach, that are provided to patients to support health care delivery and facilitate access to care. However, little is known about the utilization of these services at health centers or the impact of these services on health care access and outcomes, resulting in nominal federal and state budgetary commitment for these services and increased burden on health center program grantees. Until recently, health centers have had little guidance and practice in collecting data on the scope of their ES. The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) has developed, with its member health centers, a standardized model for collecting and analyzing ES data and its impact on health outcomes. This ability to systematically track and evaluate ES is an important tool for health centers to advocate for sustainable funding, improve quality, and demonstrate the value of ES in improving access and outcomes for medically underserved populations.

This training program is currently being developed by AAPCHO in collaboration with Health Outreach Partners and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. As such, the presenters will ask participants to evaluate the modules to help improve the training.

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