Special and vulnerable populations, including people experiencing homelessness and housing instability, are disproportionately affected by diabetic complications due to a variety of environmental factors. According to the CDC, 9.6% percent of Americans have diabetes, and of those, 15.6% have uncontrolled diabetes. Prognoses and outcomes for health center patients with diabetes are much worse than the general population, with 13% of all health center patients diagnosed with Type I or Type II diabetes, and about 35% of these patients have uncontrolled diabetes.
Beginning in March 2020, the CSH and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council will host two Learning Collaboratives to bring together a cohort of clinical (health center staff, clinicians) and non-clinical (housing service providers, case management) staff to learn about effective population-specific approaches, nutrition education, and document the efforts and effectiveness of community partnerships.
Each Learning Collaborative will be comprised of four, 90-minute webinars in March and April. Specific dates and times are included in each application. Click on the links below to apply.
The Deadline to Apply is February 14, 2020