On Tuesday, August 25, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced $63.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,153 health centers to “recognize health center achievement in providing high quality, comprehensive care.” These awardees include 211 Health Care for the Homeless projects, 98 of which are members of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. Congratulations!… More
On Monday, August 17, the White House released its new plan to address the sharp rise in heroin use by focusing on treatment, rather than arrests. A total of $13.4 million is being made available to health centers in fifteen targeted states to use prescriptions like Naloxone and fortify prevention programs.
A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine documents alarmingly high “Disparities in Cancer Incidence, Stage, and Mortality at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.” Only a third of the incident cancers were attributable to smoking.… More
“For me, the Council’s Fall Summit is, from a spiritual and vocational standpoint, a real high point of the year. Renewed for the work ahead, and reminded of why our work of social justice is so crucial in the first place, the weekend has a “time out of time” or Sabbath-like quality for me. I wouldn’t miss it.” Bill Friskics-Warren, … More
Today dozens of health centers around the country are celebrating Health Care for the Homeless. President Obama has officially proclaimed August 9-15, 2015, National Health Center Week, and today we acknowledge the distinct accomplishments of the HCH program.