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Hospitals and the Homeless Patient

October 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Don A. Barr, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, and of Education (by courtesy), Stanford University School of Medicine

Speaker for this CME Activity is Don A. Barr, MD, PhD

Hospitals and the Homeless Patient

Homelessness is a growing issue in many areas in California. To address the health care needs and the wellbeing of homeless individuals, it is essential for health care providers to understand the potential causes of homelessness. A principal goal of health care for the homeless is to combine acute medical care with follow-up case management services and referral to permanent supportive housing resources.

Desired Outcomes:

  • To identify and comprehend the different patterns of the causes of homelessness
  • To be aware of the complex interaction of mental health and associated substance abuse problems with the behavioral and clinical status of patients encountered in the health care context.
  • To understand to growing role nationally of providing permanent supportive housing on a “Housing First” basis to those exhibiting chronic homelessness. as appropriate.

Geared to Emergency Department Physicians, Trauma Physicians, and all physician services and ancillary clinical staff.

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October 20, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Andrew McCague, DO, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, CME Committee Chair


Natividad Medical Center
1441 Constitution Blvd
Salinas, CA 93906 United States
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