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Read the Latest Respite News

The latest issue of Respite News is available now! The July 2019 edition features our newly elected RCPN Steering Committee members; archived materials from the respite-focused Pre-Conference Institute at #HCH2019; a call to help us update our Medical Respite Program Directory; and more!
Read Respite News, or browse our archives.… More

Read the July Edition of Council News: Visions of Homelessness, Visions of Hope

Council News

Our latest Council News spotlights the latest consumer photographs of our online PhotoVoice exhibit, as well as treatment strategies for substance use disorder, policy news, and more. Also included are:

Council updates: A save-the-date for our upcoming Medication-Assisted Treatment and Recovery Symposium, a call for directory updates, and a call for a new Council Research Assistant;… More

National HCH Council Seeking Research Assistant

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is seeking to hire a new Research Assistant! Join our Research Team and help develop and disseminate knowledge, increase the visibility of HCH-related research through publications and external collaborations, and improve the HCH field and community’s capacity for quality improvement and engagement in research. This position will also perform activities aimed … More

Save the Date for Our Medication-Assisted Treatment and Recovery Symposium

Make plans to attend the National HCH Council’s CME-accredited Medication-Assisted Treatment and Recovery (MATR) Symposium in downtown Portland, OR, on Sept. 16-17! For homeless health care providers, MATR offers a vital strategy to combine medications with counseling and behavioral therapies for holistic, patient-centered treatment of opioid use disorder.
Join national experts for two days of informative sessions and panel discussions … More

New Mobilizer: When the Government Creates Homelessness

Take Action

How can you speak out against a proposed federal rule that would potentially evict over 100,000 people and put tens of thousands of families and children at increased risk of homelessness? This month’s Mobilizer provides resources and information on how to submit comments opposing rules like this one and others that impact our work to end homelessness. Learn how to … More

New Healing Hands: Treatment Models for Non-Opioid Substance Use Amongst Populations Experiencing Homelessness

The Council’s latest Healing Hands examines treatment models for non-opioid substance use amongst people without homes. A follow-up to our previous issue on the relationship between non-opioid substance use disorder, mental health, and homelessness, this edition focuses on treatment models and pharmacological interventions for non-opioid substance use, including alcohol, methamphetamines, and cocaine. 
This issue of Healing Hands also provides tools … More

New Resource Examines Health Equity through Health and Housing Partnerships

Health centers and supportive housing providers are uniquely positioned to advance health equity among underserved populations. Our new publication, developed in partnership with the Corporation for Supportive Housing, examines health disparities, especially amongst people of color, and strategies to realize the goal of health equity for people experiencing homelessness.
Learn more about how health centers and supportive housing … More

Archived #HCH2019 Session Materials and Videos Now Available

Were you unable to attend the 2019 National HCH Conference or missed a session in Washington, D.C.? You can now view archived slides and materials from HCH2019’s workshops, Pre-Conference Institutes, and Learning Labs, as well as videos from keynote speakers, award presentations, and our social justice rally.
Presenters may send any remaining materials to Hannah Sadler, Technical Education Coordinator.… More

Celebrate Those Who Have Overcome Homelessness on the Summer Solstice

Please join the National HCH Council on June 21, 2019, the Summer Solstice—the first day of summer and the longest day of the year—as we celebrate individuals who have overcome incredible challenges to gain housing and affirm our continuing mission to eliminate homelessness.
The Council’s National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) is dedicating this Summer Solstice to honor the consumer … More

Webinar from Our Partner: A Health Insurance Solution to Lower Costs and Provide Better Benefits

Presented by Nonstop Wellness
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 9 a.m. ET or 1 p.m. ET

Traditional fully-insured employee health insurance is taking its toll on the nonprofit workforce, and nonprofits are struggling to provide competitive health benefits to their employees. One underutilized health insurance model that controls costs without slashing benefits is a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA), an IRS-approved, … More