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New Mobilizer: Poor People Don’t Vote—Let’s Change That

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The ability to make our voices heard at the polls is one of the privileges afforded to us by our democracy and is a fundamental civil right. Today is National Voter Registration Day, and our latest Mobilizer examines voter engagement and the factors that cause people experiencing homelessness and low-income populations to vote at much lower rates than those with … More

Explore Our New PhotoVoice Digital Exhibit

Health centers providing services to people without homes have tremendous potential to directly affect and influence numerous underlying societal inequities that contribute to health disparities in underserved populations. Last year, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council established our PhotoVoice Learning Collaborative to address the issue of the stigma of homelessness in communities across the U.S. This three-year project … More

Read the September Edition of Council News: 18 Days to Phoenix

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Our latest Council News spotlights our upcoming Medical Respite Training Symposium; our call for proposals for our 2019 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium; a new brief and webinar highlighting housing development at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless; new advocacy resources and research; and more!
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HCH2019 Call for Proposals Now Open!

The Call for Proposals has now closed, and decisions will be announced soon. Thank you to those who submitted proposals for HCH2019! 
We are now accepting proposals for the 2019 National HCH Conference! To be held from May 22-25 in Washington, D.C., our Conference will unite hundreds of providers, administrators, consumers, and advocates from across the HCH field to … More

New Policy Brief Explores Housing Development at Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

New Policy Brief

The National HCH Council has released a new policy brief “Housing is Health Care: A Case Study of Housing Development at an HCH Program.” Many health centers are prioritizing housing as an essential component of the health services they provide to vulnerable populations. This publication details the site-based housing development, property management, and integrated supportive services at the … More

Housing is Health Care: An In-Depth Look at Denver HCH’s Integrated Model of Care

Presented by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has been investing in supportive housing since 1990. Since that time, this comprehensive community health center has developed nearly 1,700 units of housing, and is one of the … More

There’s Still Time to Register for Our Medical Respite Training Symposium

2018 Medical Respite Training Symposium

It’s not too late to make plans to attend our first-ever Medical Respite Training Symposium from October 1-2 in Phoenix, AZ.
The challenges in medical respite care are numerous, and we are excited to bring you 17 CME-accredited workshops to help overcome obstacles to achieve programmatic success. After attending sessions on safety, staffing concerns, end-of-life care, housing strategies, and more, … More

Council Recognizes National Recovery Month

This September, join the Council in recognizing National Recovery Month. This observance celebrates the successes of those confronting mental illness or substance use disorder and raises awareness about treatment. Mental illness and substance use disorder can be both causes and results of homelessness, and people without homes are less likely to have access to adequate treatment or recovery services.
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A New Resource to #VisualizeHomelessness

In order to end homelessness, we must increase awareness about the lack of access to adequate housing and health care for people without homes. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is excited to unveil a catalog of new visual resources aimed at disseminating knowledge around the complexities and challenges of this nationwide crisis.
These downloadable graphics are … More

New Mobilizer: Work Requirements: Who “Deserves” Help?

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Senior Director of Policy Dr. Barbara DiPietro examines the concept of “the deserving poor” and shares ways to push back against work requirement legislation and harmful stereotypes in our latest Mobilizer. As more policies push for employment as a condition of receiving assistance from public programs, it is critical that we stand up for basic human rights for all… More