Call for Listening Session Participants, Pre-Conference Institute, and more
Call for Listening Session Participants, Pre-Conference Institute, and more
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January • 24 • 2018
Respite
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A Newsletter for Members of the Respite Care Providers’ Network
Call for Participants: Listening Session on Meaningful Consumer Engagement in Medical Respite
National Consumer Advisory Board at the 2016 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium

Consumer engagement in governance is a vital piece of ensuring access and quality care for our patients. However, the short-term nature of respite programs can make engagement difficult to facilitate and maintain. This year the National Health Care for the Homeless Council is creating a brief on strategies for overcoming these challenges and attempting meaningful consumer leadership. We are looking forward to conducting a listening session to discuss challenges and successes with respite centers that have developed consumer engagement structures. If you are interested in participating in a listening session on Monday, February 5, 2018, at 2 p.m. ET, please contact Katherine Cavanaugh, our Consumer Advocate, at kcavanaugh@nhchc.org
Register Now for the 2018 Medical Respite Pre-Conference Institute at HCH2018 in Minneapolis, MN
Please join us on May 15, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN, for a one-day pre-conference institute, Medical Respite Care: Engaging Your Community. As the preeminent national voice on medical respite care, the Respite Care Providers' Network (RCPN) Steering Committee has organized a full-day institute to examine current and emerging issues in the field. Diverse speakers will facilitate this year's institute, which will include panels, presentations, and interactive discussions of interest to both clinicians and administrators. National experts will share best practices and innovative ideas on day-to-day management of a medical respite program, a payer's perspective on the value of medical respite, and ways to integrate harm reduction practices and philosophies into your program. Participants will be able to share information and network with providers from across the country. Registration for the pre-conference institute and the full 2018 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium is now open!
RCPN Steering Committee Nominations due February 23, 2018
We invite you to nominate yourself, a colleague, or a program participant to join the RCPN Steering Committee, for terms beginning July 1, 2018. The committee meets monthly and helps guide the work of the National HCH Council as it relates to medical respite care. Two Steering Committee positions are open, and we are particularly interested in consumer representatives. Nominations are due Friday, February 23, 2018. Learn more
Nominations for Willie J. Mackey National Medical Respite Award due February 23, 2018

Willie Joe Mackey at the 2016 National HCH Conference and Policy Symposium.

Help us recognize outstanding achievements in medical respite care that improve the lives and health of people without homes by nominating a person, team, or agency for the Willie J. Mackey National Medical Respite Award. The awardee (or one representative from an awardee team or organization) will receive a waived conference fee, three nights at Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, and reimbursement for travel expenses to attend the 2018 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium. The deadline for nominations is February 23, 2018. Learn more 
Save the Date for Medical Respite Regional Training: October 2018 
The National HCH Council is planning an inaugural national medical respite care symposium. The two-day respite-focused training will take place in Phoenix, AZ, on October 1-2, 2018. More details coming soon! 
     Phoenix, AZ

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