Modest annual dues are assessed on a sliding scale based on the amount of the agency’s health care for the homeless or respite care budget, or are negotiated on an individual basis for other types of organizations. For new organizational members, an introductory rate of $500 is charged for the first year.
Organizational members appoint a representative who takes part in two annual membership meetings and participates in the National HCH Council’s active committee structure.
Dan Russell, CEO of Genesee County Community Mental Health, spoke with Barbara DiPietro, director of policy for the National HCH Council, to discuss health care reform, integration of primary care and behavioral health care, and being a new member of the Council. Read the interview.
Individual Membership is open to anyone who supports the National HCH Council’s mission and is free of charge. Membership begins when we receive your application and ends only when you ask to be removed or when our messages to you are repeatedly returned as undeliverable. When you join as an individual member, you will be invited (not required) to subscribe to the newsletters published by the Council and to join one or more of our individual membership groups:
- Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network
- National Consumer Advisory Board
- Respite Care Providers’ Network
You will also be invited to provide basic information about yourself, your work, and your interests to help us find ways to meaningfully involve you with the Council at a national level.
Please click here to become an individual member.
Benefits of Membership
Members of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council have
- practical, day-to-day assistance from professional staff and peers in the field;
- personal support in their difficult, sometimes isolating work;
- ways to advocate for a progressive policy agenda that seeks equal access to quality health care for all persons;
- opportunities to participate in the leadership and the day-to-day work of a unique national organization that is grounded in work with people experiencing homelessness;
- a place to develop new approaches that make a difference in the HCH practice and in the lives of homeless persons, such as respite care, consumer advisory boards, and health disparities collaboratives;
- solid information about national developments that affect their work;
- training events and publications that are responsive to their unique needs; and
- recognition as involved leaders in the field.