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HRSA Announces Quality Improvement Award Winners

On Tuesday, August 25, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced $63.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,153 health centers to “recognize health center achievement in providing high quality, comprehensive care.” These awardees include 211 Health Care for the Homeless projects, 98 of which are members of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. Congratulations!… More →

White House Launches Plan to Address Heroin Use

On Monday, August 17, the White House released its new plan to address the sharp rise in heroin use by focusing on treatment, rather than arrests. A total of $13.4 million is being made available to health centers in fifteen targeted states to use prescriptions like Naloxone and fortify prevention programs.

Heroin use has risen significantly in the unstably housed … More →

High Cancer Rates Among People Experiencing Homelessness

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine documents alarmingly high “Disparities in Cancer Incidence, Stage, and Mortality at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.” Only a third of the incident cancers were attributable to smoking.… More →

Registration Open: 2015 Fall Summit

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“For me, the Council’s Fall Summit is, from a spiritual and vocational standpoint, a real high point of the year. Renewed for the work ahead, and reminded of why our work of social justice is so crucial in the first place, the weekend has a “time out of time” or Sabbath-like quality for me. I wouldn’t miss it.” Bill Friskics-Warren, … More →

Housing is Health Care: Dr. DiPietro’s Congressional Briefing

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Watch the Council’s Senior Director of Policy, Dr. Barbara DiPietro, Governing Member Dr. Adele O’Sullivan, and others in a major Congressional Briefing on Housing and Health, sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform on August 7.… More →

Today is HCH Day!

Health Center Week

Today dozens of health centers around the country are celebrating Health Care for the Homeless. President Obama has officially proclaimed August 9-15, 2015, National Health Center Week, and today we acknowledge the distinct accomplishments of the HCH program.

Learn about what some of our members are doing to draw attention to the successes and challenges of this model of care, … More →

Program and Policy Alert: Medicaid Financing for Housing-Related Services

The Council, along with our partners at National Alliance to End Homelessness, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, and the Technical Assistance Collaborative, has released a Program and Policy Alert in response to a recent Informational Bulletin from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This bulletin  discusses how communities can use Medicaid to fund housing-related services, and demonstrates CMS’s … More →

2015 Fall Regional Training

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Join the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and Community Health Partners for Sustainability on October 15-16, 2015 at the Centre Square building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as we bring together individuals and organizations that provide compassionate care to people experiencing homelessness throughout your region. The fall regional training will offer two days of professional development and networking opportunities.

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#HCHDay is August 12

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Help NHCHC Raise $10,000 on HCH Day, August 12

HCH Day is just one day out of the year to celebrate the accomplishments of Health Care for the Homeless. Indeed there is much to reflect upon: last year more than 260 HCH projects served 1.1 million people experiencing homelessness with high-quality, accessible care, supported by the training and resources the … More →

Engaging Homeless Youth: Recommendations and Resources

July 29, 2015 | 1-2 p.m. Eastern | Register

Understanding the totality of youth homelessness is essential to engagement and the development of interventions and policies that promote the wellbeing of young people experiencing homelessness. All clinicians, administrators, and policy and advocacy staff working for or with youth populations (ages 12-24) would benefit from a deeper understanding of engagement strategies. … More →

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