Election Day is Tuesday November 4. Now is the time to help homeless citizens exercise their right to vote by ensuring that they make it to the polls. The following day, November 5, is just as important. During their terms in office, newly elected and reelected officials will decide on Medicaid rules and expansions, health center funding, the supply of … More
November 21, 2014 | 2-3 p.m. | Register
HRSA public centers, health centers funded through a public agency such as a state, county, or local health department, may be structured in one of two ways to meet HRSA governance program requirements: a direct arrangement and a co-applicant arrangement. In a direct arrangement, the public agency independently meets all the health … More
The latest issue of Healing Hands is now available online! “A Troubled Homecoming: Understanding and Treating Veterans Experiencing Homelessness” explores the housing, health, and health care access challenges faced by returning veterans. CME credits are available.
November 13, 2014 | 1-2 p.m. | Register
State decisions whether to expand Medicaid eligibility under the ACA have huge ramifications for state health care systems, fiscal stability, and safety net programs. One of the most pressing issues is the coverage gap that remains in states yet to expand where residents earn too little to purchase private plans on state … More
The National HCH Council provides this Policy Advisory in response to HRSA Policy Information Notice 2014-02, encouraging Heath Center Boards of Directors not to impose “nominal” fees on consumers living below the Federal Poverty Guidelines, as we believe these constitute a significant barrier to care for people living in poverty.
Like all health centers, HCH projects exist to ensure access … More
Consumer Employment in the Health Care for the Homeless Setting: Promising Practices highlights employment strategies that six organizations apply in hiring individuals who have experienced homelessness and received health services. The case studies reveal mission-based hiring practices that recognize the unique assets and needs of employees who are or have been consumers. Their approaches to hiring and managing a consumer-inclusive … More
The U.S. Census Bureau just released the Income and Poverty and Health Insurance reports. These reports are important because income and poverty are risk factors for homelessness, and may provide indicators for economic stability. Although the economic crisis seems to have passed, recovery from this crisis has been slower for those living in poverty.
In 2013, the nation’s official poverty … More
September 12, 2014 | 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern
Medical respite programs improve continuity of care for people experiencing homelessness by bridging health systems and by promoting patient self-management. Studies indicate that patients who access medical respite care have fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visit in the months following program participation. For these reasons, medical respite programs are becoming a hot topic … More
The Center for Worker Health at Wake Forest School of Medicine, California Rural Legal Assistance and Farmworker Justice are hosting a 1-day conference examining the connections between farmworker housing and health. “Farmworker Housing Quality and Health: A Transdisciplinary Conference” will take place on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA.
Online registration for this … More