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Read the May Edition of Council News: Two Weeks to D.C.

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With just 13 days left to #HCH2019, the Council is examining strategic approaches to achieve health care justice through best practices in its latest Council News. Read about the links between oral health, diabetes, and homelessness in our new fact sheet, discover how medical respite care programs can use performance measures to boost their outcomes in our … More

Upcoming Webinar: Medical Respite Care Programs & the Triple Aim Framework for Health

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 1-2:30 p.m. CT
Medical respite care programs are increasingly providing hospitals with a safe discharge option for patients who are homeless and need ongoing care. At the same time, health care systems nationally are using a “Triple Aim” framework to improve population health, enhance the … More

#HCH2019 Mobile App Now Available

The official mobile app of the 2019 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium is now available! Download our free app to create your own #HCH2019 agenda; view schedules; explore session descriptions; find networking events; post photos; interact with other attendees; and more.
Step 1: Download the App

Download the app on the device you’ll bring with … More

New Policy Brief: Medical Respite and the Triple Aim Framework

The Institute for Health Improvement’s (IHI) Triple Aim framework is a guide to help health care organizations simultaneously improve three facets of care: population health, the experience of care, and per capita cost. The Council’s new policy brief explores how medical respite care programs can fill gaps in community services for people experiencing homelessness that may undermine the ability of … More

#HCH2019: Planning Your Experience

There are a variety of ways to engage at our 2019 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference and Policy Symposium, from attending our Welcome Reception and visiting local homeless services organizations to honoring the dedication of our colleagues at our Awards Luncheon and participating in privately-funded Hill Visits and our social justice rally.
Read more below to find … More

Announcing Our #HCH2019 Award Winners

The National HCH Council is excited to announce the five individuals to be honored at the Awards Lunch of our 2019 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium on Friday, May 24, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Learn more about the honorees below.

Philip W. Brickner National Leadership Award
Barbara Conanan, St. Vincent’s Hospital
Barbara Conanan is a nurse who has provided … More

New Mobilizer: Our Work Together for Justice

Take Action

Advocating for human rights is a year-round endeavor, and this month’s Mobilizer action alert highlights how you can work together for justice and human rights, whether at our upcoming National HCH Conference or in your community. Learn the latest developments on Medicaid work requirements; share your health care story as it relates to homelessness; find out about proposed rules; catch … More

#HCH2019 Registration Still Open!

There is less than a month to go until our National HCH Conference in Washington, D.C.! If you haven’t already, now is the time to register for #HCH2019. Don’t miss out on this singular gathering of clinicians, consumers, administrators, advocates, and policymakers committed to “Working Together for Justice” for people without homes.
HCH2019 will feature a variety of learning … More

Meet with Lawmakers During #HCH2019

Take advantage of this year’s National HCH Conference D.C. location and participate in visits to the offices of Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill. This is an incredible opportunity for the HCH community to teach lawmakers about our work and to influence them to make policy decisions that support us and our goal to end homelessness.
Capitol Hill is a … More

Rally for Human Rights at #HCH2019

Join us in a rally for human rights at the close of our 2019 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium. This is an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the Health Care for the Homeless community as we call for housing, health care, and other basic needs to be recognized as human rights by our policymakers.
To take part, … More