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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved: Annual Conference & Workforce Forum

2015_ACU_health-conf-banner1The 2015 Annual Conference & Workforce Forum will bring clinical leaders and top government officials together in Washington DC to focus on improving access to care and the latest cutting edge quality improvement initiatives for clinicians.  The Annual Conference & Workforce Forum will feature topics reflecting the unique aspects of delivering care to underserved populations, including:

  • Clinical Quality Improvement models
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Consumer Opportunities for the 2015 National Conference

2015 NCAB Leadership Nominations

The National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) is preparing to choose new leaders for various leadership positions on the board. Click here to nominate someone for or learn more about these volunteer positions.

2015 Consumer Conference Subsidy Application

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council will provide a limited number of Consumer Conference Subsidies to support … More →

Upcoming Webinar: Health and Housing Partnerships

Health and Housing Partnerships | January 14, 2015 | 2-3 p.m. Eastern
Patients who are frequent users of emergency health services are often vulnerable and unstably housed. New programs across the country are showing the benefits of health centers and supportive housing providers working together to best serve frequent user patients by providing them with housing and services, which results … More →

Blog Post from Council Health Policy Organizer Daniel Rabbitt

dan-1-275x326Council Health Policy Organizer Dan Rabbitt contributed this blog post to the Coalition on Human Needs on Medicaid expansion.

“Most state legislatures convene in early 2015 and national and state advocates should push hard for Medicaid expansion. At the national level, we can help our state affiliates collaborate, provide resources, and highlight the inequities in states’ decisions to continue More →

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Reflection

Lindsey KrinksThe Rev. Lindsey Krinks delivered these remarks at the Nashville observance of Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day on December 13, 2014.

We come together today with weary hearts. We have lost so many friends this year, so many loved ones. Today, death hangs heavy in the cold air… death and injustice. They hang like strange fruit from the trees. We carry … More →

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