Overview

The USC Street Medicine Workforce Development and Education team is dedicated to supporting the growth of street medicine through education and technical assistance programs. We believe the multiplier effect of education is one of the greatest tools available to create transformation. We are committed to designing pedagogically sound training and customized technical assistance sessions that are informed by people currently experiencing unsheltered homelessness and are inclusive of the range of roles and experiences required to provide meaningful care for our communities. The future of street medicine is contingent on the development of a workforce who is trained and ready to be part of the solution.

 

For questions related to the highlighted programming, or additional street medicine workforce development and education needs, please email our team at streetmedwfd@med.usc.edu 

Workforce Development

Our Workforce Development programming is aimed at clinical, non-clinical and administrative personnel who are currently in the workforce. Participants may be organizations who are in the early stages of planning the launch of a street medicine team to current street medicine team members who are looking for ways to expand or optimize their programs. Support ranges from standardized curriculums to customized assistance to meet the needs of organizations and their communities.

Street Medicine Foundations Course (3-Day)

Join us for a 3-day Street Medicine Foundations Course designed to teach you the foundations of delivering primary care to people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in their lived environment. The target audience for this training is clinicians, non-clinicians, and administrators who are currently doing street medicine or who are interested in learning more about street medicine and program development. This event is funded by Health Net and is free for attendees. Dates/registration info is listed below in the training calendar.

This course is designed to teach the foundations of delivering primary care to people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in their lived environment. From the values, philosophy of street medicine, effective outreach strategies and interactive clinical cases to developing quality and sustainability strategies for your program, this training is meant to create a launching pad for teams to create or improve services designed for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. Frequent participants include clinicians, non-clinicians, and administrators who are currently doing street medicine or who are interested in learning more about street medicine and program development. This free event is funded by Health Net and is eligible for Category 1 CME credit.

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* Please note that the 3-day foundations course is only available live/in-person

Homeless Healthcare Foundations Course (1-day)

This course is designed to help expand your understanding of how living unsheltered impacts health and decision-making when patients engage in health care, shelters, housing and social services. The target audience for this training is any team member across the homeless services continuum (e.g. shelter/housing staff, outreach teams, recuperative care staff, housing navigators and care managers, police, hospital/clinic staff) who interacts with people who currently, or previously, experienced unsheltered homelessness. This free course is supported by UniHealth Foundation.

Expert Consultation

USC Street Medicine provides expert-level consultation for program development, implementation and optimization to organizations developing a new street medicine program and/or expanding the sophistication of an existing street medicine program. We work collaboratively with organizations to support the development of a high-quality, reality-based street medicine program to align with the mission and goals of their organization. Work often ranges from developing a vision of street medicine to the development of street medicine policies to onboarding and launching teams!

  • Expert Consultation Scope of Work

CalAIM PATH Technical Assistance (TA) Marketplace

Eligible organizations may choose to use TA Marketplace dollars to obtain staff training or customized expert consultation with USC Street Medicine. Those who are interested in exploring this further should connect with us in the TA Marketplace (add website). Once in the TA Marketplace, USC Street Medicine is listed as a vendor under the Domains of “Enhanced Care Management (ECM): Strengthening Care for ECM Population of Focus,” “Promoting Health Equity”, and “Workforce.”

Parke Street Medicine Library

USC Street Medicine is proud to have a shared library to support the personal and professional development of our team, family medicine colleagues, and street medicine learners. Though books are only available to be checked out by staff, you can browse our selection of books by clicking on the link below.

Street Medicine and Homeless Healthcare Content Delivery

We recognize that the first time someone may hear about street medicine is through a guest speaker at a meeting, conference or event. Members of our USC Street Medicine team are available to speak on street medicine and homeless healthcare topics, policy and research or topics closely aligned with street medicine.

California Street Medicine Symposium

USC Street Medicine has been hosting the California Street Medicine Symposium annually since 2019. This two day event brings together a community of street medicine team members and supporters from around the country to learn about the most relevant topics and best practices in street medicine, programming, funding, research, policy and education. With over 400 participants annually, this symposium has become a place to connect with others and learn about how we can work together to create sustainable, equitable healthcare for those experiencing unsheltered homelessness.

For 2024, Save The Date for Thursday, August 8, and Friday, August 9 in Los Angeles. Please check back here for future information coming soon!

The Call for Proposals for the 6th Annual California Street Medicine Symposium is now OPEN!

Submissions for poster abstracts and workshop presentations are due on March 13, 2024, at 11:59:59 PST. Please see the submission guidelines and review the video before using the links below to submit your proposals.

Submission Guidelines

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Submit Your Workshop Presentation Here

Prior Years’ Programs