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Board Composition Quick Guide Now Available

The Health Care for the Homeless movement is committed to meaningful involvement of people with the experience of homelessness at all levels of our work.  To assist with consumer involvement, the Council has now published A Quick Guide on Board Composition for Health Care for the Homeless ProjectsA related workshop will be presented at the 2015 National HCH More →

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved: Annual Conference & Workforce Forum

2015_ACU_health-conf-banner1The 2015 Annual Conference & Workforce Forum will bring clinical leaders and top government officials together in Washington DC to focus on improving access to care and the latest cutting edge quality improvement initiatives for clinicians.  The Annual Conference & Workforce Forum will feature topics reflecting the unique aspects of delivering care to underserved populations, including:

  • Clinical Quality Improvement models
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Consumer Opportunities for the 2015 National Conference

2015 NCAB Leadership Nominations

The National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) is preparing to choose new leaders for various leadership positions on the board. Click here to nominate someone for or learn more about these volunteer positions.

2015 Consumer Conference Subsidy Application

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council will provide a limited number of Consumer Conference Subsidies to support … More →

Upcoming Webinar: Health and Housing Partnerships

Health and Housing Partnerships | January 14, 2015 | 2-3 p.m. Eastern
Patients who are frequent users of emergency health services are often vulnerable and unstably housed. New programs across the country are showing the benefits of health centers and supportive housing providers working together to best serve frequent user patients by providing them with housing and services, which results … More →

Blog Post from Council Health Policy Organizer Daniel Rabbitt

dan-1-275x326Council 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 →

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Reflection

Lindsey KrinksThe Rev. Lindsey Krinks delivered these remarks at the Nashville observance of Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day on December 13, 2014.

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 →

Upcoming Webinar from Farmworker Justice

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 →

Web Briefing: Early Impacts of the Medicaid Expansion for the Homeless Population

UnknownOn 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 →

Looking to be a Leader in the Clinicians’ Network? Apply by January 9

a19147b065300a45e10e1c24_120x117Hands-on providers of homeless health care may nominate themselves or a colleague to the Clinicians’ Network Steering Committee. Leaders are welcome from a diverse range of disciplines (social work, nursing, outreach, medicine, case management, or any other direct care), and individuals with lived experience of homelessness are especially encouraged to apply. Learn more.

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Health Centers and Academic Institutions: Promising Practices for Successful Collaborations

word-cloud-studentsHealth 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 →

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