Council 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
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
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
On 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
Health 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
A 2013 Consumer Participation Outreach research project of the National Consumer Advisory Board, Exploring Enabling Services as Bridges to Care, addresses the value of enabling services for people experiencing homelessness. The final report is now available.
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council celebrates the life journey of Eugene Ulysses Maner, which ended suddenly on November 18, 2014. Ulysses was a founding member and chairperson of the National Consumer Advisory Board, and had served on the Council’s Board of Directors. During his own recovery, Ulysses gave back as a staff member at the House … More
The Kaiser Family Foundation, in collaboration with the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, has released a new issue brief examining the early impacts of Medicaid expansion on people experiencing homelessness and the health centers that serve them. Based on focus groups with administrators, clinicians, and enrollment workers at Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) grantees in five states, … More