The National Consumer Advisory Board, the National Coalition for the Homeless, and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council call on our constituents to organize or take part in Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day events on or around December 21st, the first day of winter and the longest night of the year.
At these events each year, we remember those… More
In 2014, about 3 in 10 people using shelter services were in suburban and rural areas (29.5%), according to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress. Individuals experiencing homelessness in rural areas face a number of physical and mental health conditions but have inadequate access to health care. Join the National Health Care for the Homeless Council in celebrating National … More
Nominations are open for the first-annual 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 honors the late … More
Join the National Health Care for the Homeless Council in recognizing those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces on this Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Part two of the Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress notes that over the course of one year, October 1, 2013, to September 30, 2014, 131,697 veterans used shelter services in the … More
Joseph Benson, the Chair of the National Consumer Advisory Board, a member of the Council’s Board of Directors, and an employee of Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston, recently spoke with National Public Radio about issues of voter registration for people without home addresses.
The November 2015 edition of Council News is available now. This issue includes an update on our recent Fall Regional Training; a look at the Council’s first Annual Report; notices of three new Council publications including Healing Hands; a new member spotlight; a note on recent HUD developments; and much more.
November 18, 2015 | 2-3 p.m. ET
Frequent users or high utilizers of crisis health and other costly public services are buzzwords in the health sector today as health systems attempt to improve care and reduce costs. Many health systems are looking to better connect expensive, vulnerable patients to community health centers and to stable housing. But what do these … More
For the first time ever, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council has published a comprehensive annual report on our accomplishments from the program year July 1, 2014, through July 30, 2015. The document features beautifully organized and impressive data on our training and technical assistance achievements, in addition to summaries of our focus areas and anecdotes demonstrating our … More
The sixth and final Health Care for the Homeless grantee in New Mexico has just joined the Council as an organizational member, meaning the state is ALL-IN for health care justice! New Mexico joins seven other states that are fully represented in the National Health Care for the Homeless Council Governing Membership. This is a remarkable achievement, demonstrating a … More