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Applications Open for Our John N. Lozier Scholarship for New Members!

Applications are open for the John N. Lozier Scholarship for New Members for our 2018 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium! In just its second iteration, this scholarship honors the legacy of our founding Executive Director. If HCH2018 will be your first National HCH Conference, we invite you to apply for this scholarship which will support … More

New Healing Hands: Patient-Centered Care: Case Studies on End of Life

The Council’s latest Healing Hands examines Patient-Centered Care: Case Studies on End of Life. People without homes experience complex health needs that become increasingly difficult to manage when diagnosed with terminal illnesses. Caregivers must implement patient-centered palliative care methods and strategies that ensure the patient is at the center of the treatment process and are sensitive to relieving suffering … More

Read the January 2018 Edition of Council News: HCH2018 Is Coming

Council News

Read the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. Our first issue of 2018 features information on HCH2018 registration, consumer subsidies, calls for award and steering committee nominations; and exhibition and sponsorship opportunities. Also included is a limited-time offer for new members of the Council (including both reduced introductory dues and two Conference … More

Call for Steering Committee Nominations: Submissions Due Feb. 23

The National HCH Council is seeking Steering Committee nominations for its three membership groups: The HCH Clinicians’ Network, National Consumer Advisory Board, and Respite Care Providers’ Network. These groups are critical to our efforts to improve homeless health care and end homelessness.
The HCH Clinicians’ Network Steering Committee is open to any hands-on providers in any discipline … More

Nominations for HCH2018 Awards Due February 23

Nominations are open for several awards to be presented at the 2018 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium by the National HCH Council and its membership groups.
Presented by the Council’s Board of Directors, the Philip W. Brickner National Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has significantly strengthened service and advocacy addressing the health status of people without homes.… More

Dr. Howard Pinderhughes to Address 2018 National HCH Conference

Dr. Howard Pinderhughes

Join us at the 2018 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium for a keynote address from Howard Pinderhughes, PhD, social and behavioral scientist and associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco. 
Dr. Pinderhughes is a leading researcher in the areas of race relations among youth and adolescent violence prevention and intervention and … More

HCH2018 Consumer Subsidy Applications Due February 23

The National HCH Council is excited to offer a limited number of consumer subsidies towards the cost of attending our 2018 National HCH Conference in Minneapolis, MN, on May 15-18. These awards will help cover registration, lodging, a meal stipend, and partial travel expenses. Eligible applicants are those who have experienced homelessness and used services at a Health Care for … More

2018 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium Registration Is Now Open!

Registration is now open for our 2018 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium! Join us at HCH2018 from May 15-18 in Minneapolis, MN, as we explore what it means to be “Working Together for Community” through intensive trainings in health care and homelessness. Register to learn and network with hundreds of colleagues from across the U.S. at this singular … More

New Resource: A Quick Guide to Creating a Culture of Safety at Health Centers

For vulnerable populations, feeling “safe” involves not only the physical environment, but also emotional and psychological well-being. The National HCH Council’s National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) has worked with clinicians and administrators across the United States to develop a guide to Creating a Culture of Safety at Health Centers.
Responding to the findings of a recent survey conducted by … More

Observing Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

Today we honor the many who have died while living without a home. On Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day (HPMD) we not only remember those we have lost, but also recommit ourselves to fighting for a world where no life is lived or lost in homelessness. Learn why we remember this day each year through our HPMD Public Statement and Advocacy … More

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