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Medical Respite Start Ups: Lessons Learned and Recommendations

August 22, 2014 | 1 p.m. EasternRegister

Medical respite care is a critical component in the continuum of health care for people experiencing homelessness. In addition to providing short term clinical oversight for individuals recuperating from an acute illness or injury, these programs facilitate care transitions from hospitals to a primary care provider and when possible to a … More →

Council Awarded $2.6 Million Grant for Medical Respite Study


The National HCH Council is one of 39 Health Care Innovation Award recipients announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The $2.6 million award is administered by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and will be used to demonstrate improved health outcomes and reduced spending when homeless patients have access to medical respite care More →

Preparing for HRSA Operational Site Visits

July 31, 2014 | 2 p.m. Eastern | Register

A HRSA Operational Site Visit (OSV) is an onsite evaluation of a health center’s ability to meet the 19 health center program requirements including a clinical and financial performance review. ‘Not Met’ health center program requirements found during the HRSA OSV could lead to a condition on the health center’s grant. … More →

Statement on the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Decision

Monday’s Supreme Court ruling allowing some private, for-profit companies an exemption for required health care benefits comes as no surprise.  For years, employers have increasingly chafed under the growing cost and complexity of providing health insurance to workers.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) built on the existing system of employer-sponsored health care by requiring most employers to provide health care … More →

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Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 7.57.08 AMA Good Day to End Homelessness. Learn more about how you can celebrate HCH Day, just six weeks from today. How to plan an event, hold a rally, write your local newspaper, and more.
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National HIV Testing Day: HCH Staff Survey of Routine-Rapid HIV Testing

In the Spring of 2013, staff of the National Health Care (HCH) for the Homeless Council in collaboration with Dr. Cathie Fogg, Associate Nursing Professor at St. Anslem College in Manchester, NH conducted a survey of HCH clinic staff regarding their HIV testing practices. The purpose of this survey was primarily to collect information about how HCH staff felt about … More →

Increasing Access to HIV Testing and Linkage to Care

“Increasing Access to HIV Testing and Linkage to Care” Webcast

Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 2 – 3:30 pm Eastern

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Please join the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. Eastern for a webcast to promote National HIV Testing Day, which encourages people of all ages to “Take … More →

New Issue of Healing Hands Now Available

HH Harm Reduction coverThe latest issue of Healing Hands exploring harm reduction strategies for people experiencing homelessness is now available online. “Partnering with People for Life-Saving Change” describes the harm reduction approach to managing addictions and other health concerns in homeless populations. Please be in touch with us to receive complimentary copies of the printed piece (… More →

Webinar Now Available: 2014 HCH Day

National Health Center Week (August 11-17, 2014), celebrates the life-changing work of health centers and raises public awareness and support for health centers across the United States. On Wednesday of National Health Center Week (August 13), we observe Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Day. The National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, … More →

Upcoming SAMHSA-HRSA Webinar: Health Begins at Home

Health Begins at Home: Integrating primary and behavioral care services and housing to end homelessness

Monday, June 23, 2014 | 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern | View the webinar

The Affordable Care Act creates new opportunities and incentives to align health care and to address “whole person” health needs. For individuals experiencing homelessness, housing is critical to health care and better health … More →

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