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Here’s What Works: Addiction Treatment for People in Poverty

  • 2203 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Date: Tuesday May 21st
Time: 12:00-1:00pm EST
Room: Rayburn 2203
Hosted by: National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Food?: Yes

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The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is hosting a briefing/panel discussion to highlight the innovative approaches homeless health care providers use to treat substance use disorders and the barriers their clients face when escaping addiction. Health Care for the Homeless programs provide culturally competent primary care, behavioral health treatment, and supportive services to over 1 million people experiencing homelessness each year.
Speakers:

  • Opening Remarks: (invited) Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD)

  • Panel: Cynthia Kopec & Keith Belton, Client Advocates, Health Care for the Homeless (MD) & Heartland Alliance (IL)

  • Panel: Courtney Pladsen, DNP, FNP-BC, RN Nurse Practitioner, Greater Portland Health (ME)

  • Panel: Tamisha McPherson, MPA, Executive Director of Upper Room AIDS Ministry,  Harlem United (NY)

  • Moderator: Bobby Watts, MPH, CEO, National Health Care for the Homeless Council (TN)