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Council Recognizes American Diabetes Month

This November, join the Council in recognizing American Diabetes Month. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. More than 30 million people have diabetes – over 9% of the population. For those without homes, management of this disease is specifically challenging since maintaining a healthy diet is more difficult and refrigerating insulin … More

New Mobilizer: Emergencies, Disasters, Cliffs, & Taxes

Our latest Mobilizer action alert examines tax reform developments, efforts to address the health center funding cliff, single-payer news, the opioid epidemic, recent disasters, and more. Learn what steps you can take to support community health centers and amplify our advocacy in our new action alert.
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New Healing Hands: Preventive Care

Healing Hands: Preventive Care

The Council’s latest Healing Hands is a double-issue examining the importance of preventive care and strategies to expand access to these crucial health care services. It can be difficult for homeless health care clinicians to provide this care in the face of limited resources and the need to address urgent health concerns. Best practices to increase access to this critical … More

Honor Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

Homeless Persons' Memorial Day

Join the Council in recognizing Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day (HPMD) on December 21st, the first day of winter and the longest night of the year. On this day, we honor those who have died and strengthen our resolve to work for a world in which no life is lived or lost in homelessness. Every year many across the U.S. observe … More

Read the October Edition of Council News

Council News

Read the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. Our October issue features information about our HCH2018 Call for Proposals and Reviewers; a new brief on veteran homelessness co-written by the Council’s Senior Policy Director Dr. Barbara DiPietro; disaster resources for people without homes; and more.
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Last Call: Conference Proposal Deadline Approaching on October 27

The deadline to submit proposals for the 2018 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference is approaching quickly: proposals are due 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, October 27, 2017. HCH2018 will unite hundreds of providers, administrators, consumers, and advocates from across the HCH field in Minneapolis, MN, from May 15-18 to explore critical topics in health care and homelessness. Don’t … More

2017 Fall Training Symposium Session Materials Are Now Available

Archived workshop materials from our 2017 Fall Training Symposium are now available! If you missed Nashville 2017 or would like to review what you learned, you can now view workshop slides and handouts on our Schedule of Events page.
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New Brief Explores “The Role of Medicaid and Impact of the Medicaid Expansion for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness”

New Policy Brief

An issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation explores Medicaid’s role for veterans experiencing homelessness and provides insight into how the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion has affected their coverage and access to care. Co-written by the National HCH Council’s Senior Director of Policy Dr. Barbara DiPietro, this publication examines how the Medicaid expansion has increased coverage and access to … More

HCH2018 Call for Reviewers Now Open

Are you interested in reviewing proposals for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s 2018 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium? HCH2018 will unite hundreds of individuals from across the HCH field from May 15-18 in Minneapolis, MN, to explore critical topics in health care and homelessness. We need your expertise to help determine which proposals will become … More

October 5 Is National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day began as an effort to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council encourages all health centers to make an additional effort today, October 5, to increase depression screenings for patients aged 12 years and older, and to help … More

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