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
A new policy brief is now available: Living and Working in the Coverage Gap: Homeless Health Care in States Yet to Expand Medicaid.
This policy brief provides detailed about the challenges and solutions identified through stakeholder interviews with HCH leadership, enrollment staff, and consumers in non-expansion states. The material is intended to allow HCH projects to learn strategies from … More
November 13, 2014 | 1-2 p.m. Eastern
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 or … More
December 16, 2014 | 1-2 p.m. Eastern | Register
Health Care for the Homeless programs provide a wealth of clinical services to consumers in community-based settings. There is an opportunity to further expand and improve community-based services through strong health outreach programs that are well-integrated with the goals and structures of an organization. However, the impact of outreach on health … More
A Costing Tool You Can Use: Demonstrating the Value of Services for People Experiencing Homelessness
December 10, 2014 | 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern | Register
Health Care for the Homeless health centers include diverse patient populations, services, projects, programs, and communities. The wide variation in patients and services can cause difficulty in measuring costs, outputs, and outcomes. However, health and cost outcomes data are critical as programs plan how best to use limited resources and seek … More
As many as 4 million Europeans and 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness every year, and the numbers are rising. Homeless people have an increased prevalence of a range of illnesses than the rest of the population, but just treating ill health might not be enough to help get people off the streets, according to this two-part series on homelessness in … More
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