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Webinar: Breaking the Link Between Special Health Care Needs and Financial Hardship

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Date: 2017

Project: The Catalyst Center

Keywords: CYSHCN, Financial Hardship

In this webinar, which took place on April 26, 2017, Catalyst Center staff introduced the updated edition of Breaking the Link Between Special Health Care Needs and Financial Hardship. They presented about the impact that health care financing and coverage gaps have on the lives of real families and highlighted innovative policy solutions that can improve the system of care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). 

Slides from this webinar are available below.

PubMed article: Role of Patient Navigators in Building a Medical Home for Multiply Diagnosed HIV-Positive Homeless Populations

Authors: Sarango, M., de Groot, A., Hirschi, M., Umeh, C.A., Rajabiun, S.

Date: 2017

Project: Med-HEART

Keywords: Behavioral health, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Medical Home

Through interviews and focus groups, clinic and program staff from nine organizations nationwide provided insights about the role of patient navigators in building a medical home for people living with HIV who are homeless/unstably housed and co-diagnosed with substance use and/or mental health disorders. Results of this qualitative research are presented in this peer-reviewed article which will be published in the Journal of Public Health Management Practice and is available online ahead of print publication. Researchers identified ten key responsibilities of patient navigators as part of the HIV care team that seeks to engage this population in care and treatment. The article concludes that patient navigators may be a key component in creating an effective patient-centered medical home for this population.

Public Insurance Programs and Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Tutorial on the Basics of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Authors: Rosenthal, J., Henderson, M., Dolatshahi, J., Hess, C., Tobias, C., Bachman, S., Comeau, M., Dworetzky, B, Wilson, K.

Date: 2017

Project: The Catalyst Center

Keywords: CYSHCN, Medicaid/CHIP

This tutorial gives a broad overview of Medicaid and CHIP, the many different populations these programs serve, the changes they are undergoing under health reform, and some detail to help readers think about opportunities to improve access to coverage for CSHCN through communication and collaboration with Medicaid and CHIP staff. The tutorial starts with an overview of how definitions of CSHCN may vary by agency or program, followed by eight major topic areas and then recommendations for steps Title V programs can take to build successful partnerships with public insurance programs.

HRSA Meeting Posters for the SPNS initiative Building a Medical Home for Multiply Diagnosed HIV-Positive Homeless Populations

Authors: Multiple Authors

Date: 2017

Project: Med-HEART

Keywords: Behavioral health, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Medical Home

For a HRSA meeting on June 27, 2017, each SPNS demonstration site created a poster presentation outlining the model that was developed as part of the initiative Building a Medical Home for Multiply Diagnosed HIV-Positive Homeless Populations. Each poster includes findings, successes and challenges and next steps.

Finding Home: Tips and tools for guiding people living with HIV toward stable housing

Authors: de Groot, Alexander, Ablavsky, Edi, Apt, James

Date: 2017

Project: Med-HEART

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Homelessness

This toolkit is designed to provide resources to organizations to increase access to stable and permanent housing for people who are homeless or unstably housed, living with HIV, and who may have persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. It is primarily intended for Ryan White providers, medical case managers, peers/community health workers, and other “front-line staff” who provide direct services to individuals living with HIV who are experiencing homelessness.