In 2016, UW students in support of hosting Tent City 3 on the UW Campus requested a course that would educate them on the complexity of issues facing our homeless populations. This 10-week course, led by MEDEX Northwest physician assistant training program, in cooperation with Dental, Medical, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work and Physical Therapy departments, is designed to address this need.


Date Lecture Topic Speakers
1/4 Framing Homelessness: A Multidisciplinary Approach Lois Thetford, PA-C
Charlotte Sanders, MSW
Josephine Ensign, FNP, NPH, DrPH
1/11 Engagement and Outreach Charlotte Sanders, MSW
Nancy Amidei
1/18 Best Practices in Homeless Outreach and Treatment Ken Kraybill, MSW
1/25 Effects of Interpersonal Violence Lois Thetford, PA-C
Janelle Jolly, BA
2/1 Housing Action and Advocacy speaker from Low Income Housing Institute
2/8 Interprofessional Practice Teams TBD
2/15 Trauma Informed Care TBD
2/22 Dental Health and Disease Beatrice Gandara, DDS
 3/1 Substance Abuse, Addiction and Harm Reduction Eric Seitz, RN
3/8 Advocacy and Student Presentations Nancy Amidei, MSW

Supplemental course materials will be available through UW Canvas for registered University of Washington students.