Health Care for the Homeless 101

This 11 module course will equip learners with a clear understanding of the context of modern homelessness and its effect on health; detail the core characteristics of Health Care for the Homeless model of care; and explore ways learners can get involved in the movement to end homelessness.

Each module is intended to take approximately 45 minutes to complete , but may take more or less time depending on how the content is presented, activities, level of engagement, and/or prior knowledge of the content. It should take around 8.5 hours to complete the entire course. Learners will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the course to verify understanding of these objectives.
  • Introduction
  • Course Welcome
  • Course Content
  • Module 1: Understanding Homelessness
  • Module 2: Origin and Evolution of HCH Care
  • Module 3: Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed, Recovery-Oriented Care
  • Module 4: Models of Engagement
  • Module 5: Holistic Care and Interdisciplinary Care Teams
  • Module 6: Medical Respite Care
  • Module 7: Consumer Leadership
  • Module 8: Policy and Advocacy
  • Module 9: Communities of Care
  • Module 10: Self-Care and Team-Care
  • Module 11: HCH and You
  • Final Course Components
  • Final Assessment
  • HRSA Disclaimer and Copy Right Information
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever