The latest issue of Council News is available now. Packed with updates, this February 2016 edition features information on the 2016 Spring Regional Training; notices of three new Council publications on Homeless States of Emergency, youth homelessness, and care integration; information on upcoming webinars on consumer engagement as well as a purchasing discount opportunity; and much more!
The newly released “Homeless States of Emergency: Advocacy Strategies to Advance Permanent Solutions” takes an in-depth look at recent emergency declarations on homelessness. While homelessness has always been a crisis for those experiencing it, these jurisdictional statements officially recognize homelessness as a human-made disaster that requires a crisis-level response.
This publication examines SOE declarations from nine jurisdictions, considering whether such … More
Whether you are an administrator, direct service provider, or advocate, you will find information to sharpen your practice and advocacy at the National HCH Council’s 2016 Spring Regional Training from March 31-April 1 in Denver, CO.
Our in-depth, full- and half-day trainings address top trends and issues related to health care and homelessness and feature national experts in the field. … More
The February 2016 edition of Respite News is available now. This issue features information on an upcoming Pre-Conference Institute at the 2016 National HCH Conference, a new medical respite program in Fargo, ND, an award-winning program in the United Kingdom, calls for nominations for the RCPN Steering Committee and Medical Respite Award for Excellence, and more.
The National HCH Council grieves the death of Reginald O. Hamilton, JD, a member of our Board of Directors and a founder of the National Consumer Advisory Board. Reginald passed away on Sunday morning, January 31. True to form, not bothering others with his own troubles, our friend had not told us that he was suffering from cancer and was … More
Do you know an exemplary clinician who demonstrates vision and creativity while advancing the goals of ending and preventing homelessness? If so, consider nominating the individual for the Karen Rotondo Award for Outstanding Service. The annual award honors the memory of the “Founding Mother” of the HCH Clinicians’ Network, and the Council will present it to a worthy clinician at … More
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council seeks to engage consumers in all aspects of our work. Accordingly, the Council is offering a limited number of consumer subsidies to cover the cost of attending our 2016 National HCH Conference and Policy Symposium from May 31-June 3 in Portland, Oregon.
If you have experienced homelessness and used services at a … More
The deadline is approaching for nominations for the inaugural Philip W. Brickner National Leadership Award, presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. Determined by the Board of Directors, the Council’s most prestigious honor will be awarded to a winner who has significantly strengthened service and/or advocacy that addresses the health status of people without homes.
The award … More
Upcoming Webinar: What’s Working with Medicaid Resources for Supporting Housing Serving Vulnerable Populations
Presented by the Corporation for Supportive Housing
February 2, 2016 | 2-3 p.m. ET
Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has enabled numerous states to extend coverage of health and related services to a broader segment of the vulnerable population. This webinar will explore Medicaid’s coverage of services in supportive housing. Join us to hear more from policy-makers and … More
The National HCH Council has released a new publication on collaborative frequent user initiatives. “Integrated Care for the Chronically Homeless: Houston, TX” details how the Houston community created an initiative through their 1115 Medicaid Waiver that brings together Health Care for the Homeless, social service, and housing providers to form a highly integrated care team. This profile, developed in partnership … More