Health care for the homeless
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Published by Bureau of Primary Health Care, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration in Bethesda, MD. (4350 East West Hwy, East-West Towers Bldg., Bethesda 20814) .
Written in English


  • Homeless persons -- Medical care -- United States,
  • Homeless persons -- Services for -- United States,
  • Community health services -- United States

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Edition Notes

ContributionsUnited States. Health Resources and Services Administration. Bureau of Primary Health Care
The Physical Object
Pagination12 p. :
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15005577M

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Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless #HumanRights 'Homeless people' implies that those currently lacking a proper residence have never known or experienced a place of love and belonging, which is not an accurate judgment to accept. #Health #Hope #Community. The mission of Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston is to promote health, hope and dignity for those affected by homelessness through accessible and comprehensive quality care. In , Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston (HHH) is proud to celebrate 20 years of service to the Houston Community! Health Care for the Homeless is “warm, competent, professional, dedicated.” —Kevin Griffin Moreno, volunteer and donor Clients are “difficult, fun, spirited, revolutionary.” —Kim Carroll, LCSW-C, Director of Supportive Services Staff members form "an amazing team that always puts the client at the center." —Dr. Tyler Gray, Medical Director-West Baltimore. Welcome to Health Care Center for the Homeless Health Care Center for the Homeless (HCCH) is a (c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing the health care needs of the homeless and uninsured residents of our community in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Founded in by Dr. Rick Baxley, we began as an evening medical clinic at a local homeless shelter in Orlando, Florida.

We will help you apply for health insurance. You have a personal care team working to improve your health. You choose your primary care provider (PCP). Your PCP coordinates all your health care needs, including behavioral health and substance abuse counseling. Your PCP can refer you to see specialists and follow-up with them. Development of a Model Nurse-Managed Clinic for the Homeless \/ Bernadine M. Lacey and Beatrice V. Adderley-Kelly -- A Survey of Evaluation Approaches for Health Care in Homeless Projects \/ Juanita K. Hunter -- The Role of Nurses and Nursing Schools in Health Services for the Homeless \/ . Program newsletters and articles by BHCHP staff, published in professional journals, are useful ways to keep up with the variety of services, events, and research happening here. BHCHP newsletters offer a bit of everything - from detailed accounts of our Street Team, Suboxone Program, or Family Team efforts to profiles of staff, volunteers, or supporters. Journal articles allow for a deeper. Dr. O'Connell’s collection of stories and essays, written during thirty years of caring for homeless persons in Boston, gently illuminates the humanity and raw courage of those who struggle to survive and find meaning and hope while living on the streets. Learn more about the book.