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 flexible systems of care. Street medicine and other homeless outreach programs have been designed to address these challenges by providing services in public spaces in order to reach individuals with need in their own environment. Many such programs operate separately from hospitals, but there are opportunities to make connections between the two that facilitate successful treatment and engagement.
Webinar date: September 18, 2018