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2015 Call for Nominations for the National HCH Council Board of Directors

The Annual Meeting of the Governing Membership of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council will occur May 6, 2015, at the Conference & Symposium in Washington, D.C. Members at this meeting will elect officers and Board members for terms beginning July 1, 2015. Any Individual Member or representative of an Organizational Member of the Council is eligible for … More →

New Issue of Healing Hands: Transgender Health and Access

HH Transgender FINAL-coverRecent studies estimate that 3.5% of the US population identifies as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender), with 0.3% identifying as transgender. Among the population of transgender individuals, it is estimated that one in five have unstable housing or are in need of shelter services. A disproportionately large percentage (20-40%) of homeless youth identify as LGBT. While Health Care for … More →

Upcoming Webinar: Strategies to Increase Health Insurance Enrollment for People Who Are Homeless

UnknownFebruary 24, 2015 | 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern

This webinar will present a range of opportunities and strategies designed to support organizations serving homeless populations in their efforts to enroll clients in available health insurance, including Medicaid. The webinar will provide specific steps that organizations can take to overcome barriers to enrollment and it will provide detailed information on how More →

New Issue of In Focus: Homelessness & Social Networks

Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 1.21.15 PMThe current issue of In Focus provides a synthesis of recent literature on social networks and their roles in the lives of individuals experiencing homelessness. Social networks significantly affect health outcomes, sexual and substance use behaviors, and service utilization. A description of homeless social networks and how they are formed will be discussed in this review as well as their … More →

Upcoming Webinar: LGBT Health Care with Asian American Populations

LGBT Health Care with Asian American Populations Webinar
Monday, February 9, 2015 2:00 pm EST

Health center patients often come in for care with many identities that can impact health, wellness, and access to health care. This webinar will explore the varied health care needs of Asian Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), from both a … More →

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 →

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