I was elected to the Healthcare for the Homeless board of directors last week. It is a Sacramento County board, under the board of supervisors, that is responsible for allocating money for the program and making policy decisions.
HCH collaborates with nonprofit health services and resource programs to provide clinic sites which offer acute care, chronic disease management, assessment and treatment of illnesses, mental health and substance abuse services, gynecology, Hepatitis C assessment and treatment and emergency dental services. It also coordinates a well child clinic through the University of California-Davis with third-year pediatric residents and conducts TB screening and testing at clinics and shelters in the county.
I am honored to be a member of this board of health professionals, non-profit organizers and representatives from the homeless community. I hope to add my writing skills to whatever the tasks are at hand, be it pamphlet updates or grant writing.