The National HCH Council has released a new policy brief discussing buprenorphine treatment in the HCH environment, identifying challenges to treatment and recommendations for both clinical practice and public policy change needed to increase access to care. It is also the broader hope that the information in this policy brief can help prevent further deaths from opioid addiction, inform clinical … More
As we prepare for the 2016 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium, the National HCH Council is grateful for the support of UnitedHealthcare, Nonstop Wellness, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and Commonwealth Purchasing Group, LLC, in addition to exhibiting institutions. Thank you for helping us make #HCH2016 a … More
The Council has released a new fact sheet addressing the “Prevention & Response to Infectious Diseases Within the Homeless Population.” Recent measles, zika, and ebola outbreaks have underscored the need for effective community emergency response plans, and governmental and health entities continue to develop and implement prevention and outbreak response procedures to reduce the transmission rates and severity … More
Read the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. This May 2016 edition features a notice about our upcoming #HCH2016 app; exciting new publications including a Patient Satisfaction Quick Guide and review of case management in HCH; support for a new proposal for single-payer health care; and much more!
A newly released quick guide from the National HCH Council examines how HCH grantees can gather and utilize patient satisfaction data to improve patient experiences. Patient satisfaction is a key measure of quality health care, and regular assessment is required for all Health Center Program Grantees. “Addressing Patient Satisfaction in Health Care for the Homeless Projects” provides a … More
The National HCH Council has released a new edition of In Focus: A Quarterly Research Review. This issue provides a synthesis of recent literature on case management and its importance for people experiencing homelessness in achieving optimal wellness. In addition, case management may benefit the health care delivery system, housing programs, and reimbursement sources because of its collaborative process … More
If you tried to access the Big Payback website yesterday, May 3, you may have encountered technical difficulties. By 9 a.m. Central Time, the donation form encountered glitches and the full system never rebounded completely, such that the Day of Giving was suspended before 7 p.m. We learned that the error pertained to the national host site, beyond the control … More
This May, join the Council in recognizing Hepatitis Awareness Month. A “hidden epidemic,” Hepatitis C is the most common bloodborne infection in the U.S., and people experiencing homelessness are more likely to suffer from the virus than individuals with stable housing. May 19th marks the fifth national U.S. Hepatitis Testing Day.
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The latest issue of Respite News is available now. The April 2016 edition features information on new medical respite programs in California and Hawaii; an update on the 2016 RCPN Steering Committee Slate of Nominees; news about registration for the Medical Respite Care: Positioning Your Program for Success PCI at the 2016 National HCH Conference; and more.