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HHS Secretary Burwell at the National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium


The 2015 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium attracted almost 900 participants, including HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell.  Her prepared remarks are available here.  For workshop materials and conference evaluations, please visit the conference materials page.More →

Key Health Reform Issues for Health Care for the Homeless

A newly-developed 2-page policy brief “Health Reform and Homelessness: 16 Key Advocacy Areas for the HCH Community” is now available from the National HCH Council. As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, in both Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states, new arrangements to improve patient access, quality of care, and provider reimbursement are being worked out. This document lays … More →

New Council Publication: Homeless Care Providers and Rapid HIV Testing

HIV testing and counseling are the cornerstones of HIV prevention response, allowing individuals to know their HIV status and access appropriate services. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine, voluntary HIV screening for all patients aged 13 to 65 years in all health care settings as a normal part of medical practice, similar to screening for other … More →

In Memoriam – Ana Charle


The Health Care for the Homeless community is saddened and shaken by the murder of Ana Charle, the Director of a Project Renewal emergency shelter in the Bronx. A former resident of the shelter has been charged with the crime. The story is reported in the April 29 New York Times and other media sources. We extend our sincere condolences … More →

Preventing Another TB Outbreak through Community Action


The April 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine includes an incisive article on the prevention of tuberculosis outbreaks among people experiencing homelessness, highlighting efforts at the Pioneer Square Clinic in Seattle. The full article is available to read without a subscription.

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Upcoming Webinar: Financing Supportive Housing Services

Financing Supportive Housing Services: Maximizing Medicaid Options and Promoting Practices in the Field | April 29, 2015 | 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern

Medicaid is a flexible program and states have numerous options for expanding benefit packages beyond the minimum required by law. New priorities to place the most vulnerable homeless clients in permanent supportive housing (PSH) bring a renewed focus to … More →

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