The Respite Care Providers Network
Steering Committee met in Nashville on October 1-2 to discuss current trends in medical respite care, strategic priorities for the RCPN, medical respite research, and data collection practices. The group also discussed ways that programs are maximizing their Medicaid reimbursements to support medical respite. Points from their discussion will appear in an upcoming policy brief. The RCPN Steering Committee
also began planning the 2020 Medical Respite Pre-Conference Institute, which will take place the first day of the National HCH Conference.
Are you interested in joining the RCPN Steering Committee and guiding the Council’s work on medical respite care? A call for nominations will appear in the next issue of Respite News
. We will have two open seats for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. We are particularly interested in representatives with the lived experience of homelessness and medical respite services. If you have questions about the RCPN Steering Committee, please contact Project Manager, Julia Dobbins