The February 2013 Health and Homelessness Revisited edition of Parity


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Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP, Minister for Health


Jenny Smith, CEO, CHP

Homelessness Australia: February 2013 Update

Nicole Lawder, CEO, Homelessness Australia


Call for Papers

2013 Victorian Homelessness Achievement Awards

Feature: Health and Homelessnes Revisited

Finding the Right GP for Those Experiencing Homelessness: What can Specialist Services Do?

Natalie E. Rinehart and Julie Borninkhof, Inner North West Melbourne Medicare Local

The Central City Community Health Service: A Collaboration to Create a Specialist Health Service for People experiencing Homelessness in the Melbourne Central Business District

Brian Sardeson, Program Manager Complex Needs Programs, Doutta Galla Community Health Service

A Strategic Response to Homelessness Health by a Mainstream Health System: The South East Sydney Local Health District

Adrienne Lucey, Homelessness Health Coordinator, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, New South Wales

A Brief Description of the Royal District Nursing Service Homeless Persons Program: A Specialist Primary Health Care Service

Theresa Swanborough OAM, Manager, RDNS Homeless Persons Program

Homelessness in the Hospital Emergency Department: The Challenge of Finding Accommodation Solutions for Homeless Clients with Health Issues

By Anna Peterson, Manager, Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP), The Alfred Hospital Melbourne

Finding the Right Door — When the Door is Hard to Find: The story of Inner South Community Health’s assertive outreach into the homeless sector

Damian Ferrie, Chief Executive Officer, Inner South Community Health Service

Why VI?

Felicity Reynolds, CEO Mercy Foundation and Chair, Australian Common Ground Alliance

Health and Homelessness: Major Issues and Solutions from a Consumer Perspective

Homeless and Living with Hepatitis C: How Can We Help?

Gabrielle Bennett, Victorian Viral Hepatitis Educator, Gastroenterology Department, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Positive Outcomes from Targeted Case Coordination

Jenny Danielson, RDNS Homeless Persons Program

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Matthew Christie, Access Team Outreach Podiatrist, North Yarra Community Health

Unpacking the Impact of Homelessness on Children’s Health and Well-Being

Meredith Nirui, Mark Ferson, Keira Glasgow, South Eastern Sydney Public Health Unit and Lisa Maher, Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

A Collaborative Approach to Improving Access to Health Services for People experiencing Homelessness in the Central Business District

Grant Hamilton, Executive Officer, Inner North West Primary Care Partnership

Connectivity as a Precept of Wellbeing in Homelessness

By Judy Hopwood

Smoking and Homelessness: It’s Time for Action

Philip Hull, Program Officer, Tackling Tobacco, Cancer Council NSW

The Tobacco Action Project (TAP)

Jessica Craven, Media Relations Coordinator, Quit Victoria

Targeted Eyecare Services for People Experiencing Homelessness

Dr Josephine CH Li, Australian College of Optometry and Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Ms Lesley Dacion, Australian College of Optometry and Associate Professor Andrew Jonathan Jackson, Australian College of Optom

The Where the Heart is… Community Festival: Celebrating Community Connections

Mary-Anne Rushford, Western Team Coordinator, RDNS Homeless Persons Program

The Street to Home Program: The Journey

Russell Oliver, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Mobile Clinical Outreach Team, Street to Home Program, Western Australia

Homeless to Home Healthcare — More Healthcare Please

Karyn Walsh, Briannon Stevens and Kim Rayner, Micah Projects Inc

Opinion: It Can Be Done

Theresa Swanborough OAM, Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) Homeless Persons Program (HPP)