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Agenda Set for Summit on Caring for Patients Who Are Homeless

For CNOs, emergency department staff, social workers, case managers, compliance staff, discharge planners

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The agenda for CHA’s Caring for Our Patients Who Are Homeless Summit — Dec. 11 in Riverside — will include unique approaches for discharging patients experiencing homelessness, ideas for helping to stop a generational cycle of homelessness, and other insightful discussions attendees can adapt for their own hospitals.

Designed to help hospitals explore the complex needs of people experiencing homelessness and how they can help address those needs, the summit will be held at the Riverside Convention Center, and will also be live streamed.

Other presentations include learnings from a highly successful community program that assists the severely mentally ill in Trieste, Italy, including providing supportive housing; federal efforts to help prevent homelessness or to assist in making sure that when it happens it is a brief, one-time experience; and how some hospitals and health systems are innovating to assist patients experiencing homelessness while remaining compliant with state laws.

Registration for the summit and the live stream are available here.