We all know that getting medical care is a key component to being healthy, and that being able to get to medical appointments is a key component to receiving medical care. However, each year, almost 4 million individuals miss medical appointments due to transportation issues, such as lack of vehicle access, lack of reliable or accessible public transportation or transportation costs.

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In partnership with the National Governors Association, this webinar explored opportunities for state leadership on complex care. Speakers from the National Governors Association will expand on recommendations made in their 2017 report Building complex care programs: A road map for states.

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This Office Hours session features Dr. Sheryl Fleisch, a psychiatrist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Fleisch provided information and answered questions about how to launch and maintain similar programs in partnership with hospitals and medical centers. Individuals experiencing homelessness along with significant medical and social complexities may encounter treatment barriers that require comprehensive and...

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Between 1999 and 2016, opioid overdose deaths increased fivefold in the United States. As the country struggles to address this crisis, the complex care field offers a unique approach. Complex care goes beyond a single disease state and has applicability to public health crises, including the current opioid epidemic. It is imperative that the complex care field understands the implications of the opioid epidemic for individuals with complex health and social needs, as well as its potential solutions.

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