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Support the National HCH Council on Giving Tuesday

Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is your opportunity to support underserved communities and the nonprofits that serve them. In addition to supporting human rights work, your Giving Tuesday donation makes you eligible for one of many exciting gifts, including Old Crow Medicine Show’s Grammy-winning album, Remedy.
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Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day: Plan, Organize, and Remember

Homeless Persons' Memorial DayThe 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

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Council Celebrates National Rural Health Day

National Rural Health DayIn 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 Open for Philip W. Brickner National Leadership Award

Brickner Nominations ImageNominations 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 →

Council Recognizes Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Thank A VeteranJoin 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 →

NCAB Chair Promotes Homeless Voter Registration on NPR

Joseph BensonJoseph 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.

Listen to the brief and informative story here.… More →

Read the November Edition of Council News

Council News - November 2015The 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.

Read the archived version online here.… More →

Upcoming Webinar: Who Are Frequent Users? A Closer Look at Definitions Used by Communities

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 →

Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report Published

Annual Report - Key AccomplishmentsFor 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 →

New Mexico is ALL-IN for Health Care Justice!

Health Centers All-In for Health Care Justice

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 →

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