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Honoring Health Care for the Homeless Leaders at #HCH2019

Help us honor outstanding leaders in Health Care for the Homeless at our 2019 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium to be held on May 22-25 in Washington, D.C. The Council and our membership groups will recognize worthy individuals with awards in outstanding leadership, service, consumer advocacy, and medical respite.

All nominations are due by Midnight PT on February 28, … More

Consumer Subsidies Available for 2019 National HCH Conference

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The National Health Care for the Homeless Council seeks to engage consumers in all aspects of our work. Accordingly, we are offering a number of scholarships to help consumers attend our 2019 National HCH Conference and Policy Symposium with funds for registration, lodging, meals, and partial travel expenses.
If you have experienced homelessness and used services at a Health Care … More

Medical Respite in Media Spotlight

Recent news coverage highlighted the National HCH Council and its members’ efforts to expand medical respite care. Rewire.News’s “Good Practice: Medical Respite Programs Offer Homeless Patients a Place to Go” detailed the importance of respite and the work of our members at Boston HCH Program, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services, and Circle the City, and The Seattle Times highlighted the … More

Read the January Edition of Council News: Working Together for Justice

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Our latest Council News spotlights our continuing, strategic work for health care justice. This issue features news on #HCH2019 (registration is open!); our FY18 annual report; a letter from our CEO Bobby Watts, a call for applications to our new Medical Respite Outcome Measures Learning Collaborative; new webinars on cultural competency in care and the Humanism … More

Join Us at #HCH2019: Working Together for Justice in Washington, D.C.

Registration is now open for our 2019 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium! Join us at #HCH2019 as we examine what it means to be “Working Together for Justice” through intensive trainings in the heart of our nation’s capital from May 22-25.
#HCH2019 is the premier conference for individuals working at the nexus of homelessness … More

Upcoming Webinar: Cultural Competency in Medical Education and Clinical Practice

Presented by the National Center for Medical Education, Development and Research Communities of Practice and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Monday, January 28, 2019 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT
Join the National Center for Medical Education, Development and Research Communities of Practice and the Council for a discussion on the importance of improving cultural competency in the … More

Upcoming Webinar: The Humanism Pocket Tool: Finding the Joy in Treating Challenging Patients

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 2-3 p.m. CT
Every patient deserves compassionate, trauma-informed care, and it is particularly critical for clients coping with the experience of homelessness. How can clinicians ensure that all patients—including those who can be challenging to work with—are treated with humanity and respect?
The “Humanism Pocket … More

New Mobilizer: Warm the Soul with a Steaming Cup of Justice

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This month we reflect on the wide range of topics addressed in our action alert over the past year, including the opioid crisis, Medicaid work requirements, and voting rights. Mobilizer’s final issue of 2018 emphasizes the critical need to continue moving forward in our work for social justice and advocacy, and we celebrate the victories made in public and member … 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 commemorate this day each year through our HPMD Public Statement and Advocacy … More

Don’t Forget: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Homeless Services Learning Collaborative Applications Due Dec. 18.

The application deadline to participate in the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Homeless Services Learning Collaborative is 11:59 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018! Learn about addressing the relationship between homelessness and racism with peers across the country.
The Learning Collaborative will include up to ten organizations meeting monthly … More