Council Member Jim Withers, the Founder and Medical Director of Operation Safety Net in Pittsburg, is one of ten finalists for the 2015 CNN Hero of the Year Award. Jim is also a driving force behind the International Street Medicine Institute. Give health care for people without homes a boost! Vote for Jim once a day through November … More
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Syringe access is an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention that uses harm reduction principles to engage with people who use drugs. Programs provide tools, information, and referrals that individuals can use to improve their health and wellbeing. Syringe access programs respect, value, and prioritize the human rights and dignity … More
HCH Pioneer Jim O’Connell, MD, President of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, has published his first book, Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor. The volume provides deep, compassionate insights into the lives of Jim’s patients on the streets, and movingly reveals the approaches and techniques that are central to successful HCH work. The National … More
The 10th Decile Project brings together health centers, hospitals, and homeless service providers to connect frequent users of emergency health services to housing and appropriate health care through intensive case management. This profile, developed in partnership with the Corporation for Supportive Housing, is the first in a series highlighting collaborative frequent user initiatives.… More
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.