The Intersection of Housing Instability and Substance Use Disorder Self Paced Program
Release Date: 04/26/23
Expiration Date: 7/31/24
Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, social workers, quality professionals, risk managers, healthcare executives, and all healthcare professionals working with patients impacted by trauma and addiction. Description: This session—led by Catherine Hinojosa, DNP, from the Community Health Center in New London, Carol Jones from Alliance for Living, and Cathy Zall from the Homeless Hospitality Center— explains the intersection of housing instability and substance use disorder. The presenters will also highlight the unique challenges and evidence-based strategies to providing substance use treatment to patients with housing instability. The webinar will also include important information on the role of harm reduction in the treatment process, and the benefits of taking a collaborative approach to care for this patient population.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, participants can expect to:
• Discuss unique challenges and successful strategies for working with substance use treatment providers and patients experiencing housing instability.
• Explain the enhanced risks, as well as patientcentered strategies, for maintaining access to addiction treatment for patients experiencing housing instability.
• Describe harm reduction and its importance in working with people with substance use disorder.
• Discuss how collaboration is necessary to reach vulnerable populations and supporting health needs.
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Catherine Hinojosa, DNP, is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and Family Nurse Practitioner with an expertise in the treatment of substance use disorders and family medicine. She completed her doctoral education at the University of Vermont where she was the lead investigator of a research program to integrate primary care services into a needle
exchange program. Dr. Hinojosa works at the Community Health Center of New London in collaboration with Alliance for Living to make treatment for substance use disorder accessible to all.
Carol Jones, Director of Harm Reduction at Alliance for Living, has 28 years of experience in substance use disorder and HIV patient care. Ms. Jones has been in remission from opioid use disorder for more than 30 years.
Catherine Zall, Executive Director of the New London Homeless Hospitality Center (NLHHC), has served in a variety of social service management positions including nearly 10 years working as the Deputy Commissioner managing New York City’s Welfare to Work program, and 20 years in ministry at the First Congregational Church in Old Lyme and
New London. Before beginning her work in New London, Ms. Zall served in a variety of social service management positions including Deputy Commissioner of New York City’s Welfare to Work program. She earned an undergraduate degree from Brown University, a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Stern School of Business at New
York University, and a Master of Divinity degree from the Yale Divinity School.
This course is provided by Connecticut Hospital Association.