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Homelessness often begins with illness and escalates into problems with money, employment and housing.
Health problems cause 62% of all personal bankruptcies in the United States.
Without homes, people experience illness and injury 3 to 6 times more than housed individuals.
People experiencing homelessness die an average of 30 years earlier than housed individuals.

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Blog Post from Council Health Policy Organizer Daniel Rabbitt

dan-1-275x326Council Health Policy Organizer Dan Rabbitt contributed this blog post to the Coalition on Human Needs on Medicaid expansion.

“Most state legislatures convene in early 2015 and national and state advocates should push hard for Medicaid expansion. At the national level, we can help our state affiliates collaborate, provide resources, and highlight the inequities in states’ decisions to continue More →

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Reflection

Lindsey KrinksThe Rev. Lindsey Krinks delivered these remarks at the Nashville observance of Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day on December 13, 2014.

We come together today with weary hearts. We have lost so many friends this year, so many loved ones. Today, death hangs heavy in the cold air… death and injustice. They hang like strange fruit from the trees. We carry … More →

Upcoming Webinar from Farmworker Justice

Deferred Action Program and Health Care Access for Farmworkers and their Families | December 19, 2014 | 1 p.m. Eastern | Register

The recently announced program that allows certain immigrants to remain in the U.S. and get work authorization may impact hundreds of thousands of farmworkers. Health centers, as trusted organizations in their communities, are important sources of information for … More →

Web Briefing: Early Impacts of the Medicaid Expansion for the Homeless Population

UnknownOn Monday, December 15 at 1 p.m. Eastern, the Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a web briefing to examine the early impacts of the ACA’s Medicaid expansion on the homeless population, as well as opportunities and challenges looking forward. The briefing, drawing upon the recent paper, “Early Impacts of the Medicaid Expansion for the Homeless Population,” will highlight key findings … More →

Looking to be a Leader in the Clinicians’ Network? Apply by January 9

a19147b065300a45e10e1c24_120x117Hands-on providers of homeless health care may nominate themselves or a colleague to the Clinicians’ Network Steering Committee. Leaders are welcome from a diverse range of disciplines (social work, nursing, outreach, medicine, case management, or any other direct care), and individuals with lived experience of homelessness are especially encouraged to apply. Learn more.

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Health Centers and Academic Institutions: Promising Practices for Successful Collaborations

word-cloud-studentsHealth center program grantees that serve homeless and underserved populations document long-standing relationships with academic institutions which provide education for  students in health professions such as medicine and nursing. While research demonstrates how clinical placements in Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) clinics, mobile vans, and community outreach settings enhance students’ knowledge and skills, there is little research on how … More →

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