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Read the March Edition of Council News: HCH2019 Is Coming

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Our latest Council News features #HCH2019 updates and brings diabetes management and Adverse Childhood Experiences in focus with two new publications. Also included are policy updates on Medicaid work requirements, homelessness news, and more.
Read Council News now, or visit our archives for more informative issues.… More

New Guide Explores Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes

A new Council resource addresses the challenges of diabetes management for people experiencing homelessness. The Nutrition and Diabetes Guide: How Medical Nutrition Therapy Can Improve Diabetes Management highlights the role of registered dietitians in the treatment of diabetes for those without housing, and includes case studies, resources on health literacy and food insecurity, healthy recipes, and more.
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Access Health Center Tools and Resources

The National HCH Council has collaborated with other national organizations and partners which support Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded health centers to launch the Health Center Resource Clearinghouse. This online repository makes it easy to search for curated resources by keyword, topic, audience, and other criteria. Use the clearinghouse to access publications, trainings, and support on priority areas … More

Focus on #HCH2019 Learning Labs

Make the most of your 2019 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium experience and stay for one of four half-day Learning Labs on Saturday, May 25.
Join presenters from HCH programs in Boston, Baltimore, and New York; consumers with lived experience of homelessness; and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for in-depth sessions on varied issues facing people … More

Our #HerHealthHerHousing Training Series Begins Tomorrow!

There’s still time to register for our free, CME-accredited 2019 Spring Virtual Training series, Her Health, Her Housing: Improving Services for Women Experiencing Homelessness. The first of eight webinars begins tomorrow and continues every Wednesday and Thursday through March 28.
These in-depth sessions will focus on critical topics relevant to the health care and well-being of women experiencing homelessness. … More

New Mobilizer: The Hypocrisy of Work Requirements

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As the number of states adopting Medicaid work requirements continues to rise, so does the need for the Health Care for the Homeless community to take action. This month’s Mobilizer empowers you with information and resources you can use to speak out against harmful policies that limit access to health care and food assistance. Learn about the latest legislative developments … More

New Resource Examines the Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Health Outcomes

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events experienced by an individual before age 18, including abuse, neglect, parental mental illness, substance use, incarceration, etc. ACEs compromise neurological development and increase the risk of immediate and long-term adverse health outcomes.
Our new fact sheet, developed in partnership with The Bassuk Center on Homelessness and Vulnerable Children and Youth, focuses on … More

Focus on Special Populations in Our #HerHealthHerHousing Series

Learn about care for special populations in three new webinars in our Her Health, Her Housing: Improving Services for Women Experiencing Homelessness training series. Women experiencing homelessness face marginalization and stigma, and those involved with sex work, confronting racism, and/or identifying as LGBQ face even greater challenges. Providers must be prepared to respond to these clients with compassionate, trauma-informed care … More

#HerHealthHerHousing Series Examines the Impact of Violence Against Women

Violence against women experiencing homelessness—and strategies to help eliminate it—are the subject of two new webinars in our virtual training, Her Health, Her Housing: Improving Services for Women Experiencing Homelessness. Women without homes are at risk of becoming victims of violence every day and are more likely to be impacted by violence that leads to housing instability and homelessness.… More

Spotlight on #HCH2019 Pre-Conference Institutes

Kick off your 2019 National HCH Conference experience with the choice of one of four full-day Pre-Conference Institutes.
These in-depth sessions will explore how clinicians, consumers, administrators, and advocates “Working Together for Justice” can create greater equity in housing and health care for vulnerable populations; tackle challenges in street outreach; approach medical respite from all perspectives; and learn best … More