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New Fact Sheet Examines How the Opioid Crisis Affects People Without Homes

In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, the National HCH Council is releasing a new fact sheet: “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: How the Opioid Crisis Affects Homeless Populations.” America is facing an opioid crisis, and that epidemic has significantly impacted people without homes. Homeless populations have higher rates of substance use disorders, poorer health, and higher mortality rates by opioid … More

Explore Real Solutions to Ending Homelessness at our Fall Training Symposium

Our Fall Training Symposium on October 4 in Nashville will feature a critical discussion with national thought-leaders in homeless health care: “What Do We Need to Do to End Homelessness?” This moderated discussion will help you sort through the jumbled facts, figures, and media in our field to discern real paths to address the crisis of homelessness. The panel will … More

Deadline Approaching! Register for Our Leadership Summit on Homelessness & Health Care by August 29

There’s only one week left to register for the National HCH Council’s Leadership Summit on Homelessness & Health Care on October 5-6 in Nashville, TN. We have sent invitations for this meeting, which complements our National HCH Conference by focusing on priority-setting for the Council’s advocacy and programs, leadership development, networking, and peer support.
This members-only meeting is for attendees … More

Call for Applications Now Open for Our PhotoVoice Learning Collaborative

The National HCH Council invites health centers and organizations serving people without homes to participate in our PhotoVoice Learning Collaborative to share the stories of your local community, work to address stigmas and stereotypes, and engage in community dialogues around the human experience of homelessness and solutions to ending it. This community initiative will engage participants in documenting their lived … More

Read the August Edition of Council News

Council News

Read the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. Our August issue features reflections on HCH Day from our CEO Bobby Watts and Consumer Advocate Katherine Cavanaugh; our new Storytelling Guide and “Demonstrating Value” white paper; an HCH Day spotlight; information about our upcoming Fall Training Symposium and Leadership Summit on Homelessness & … More

Celebrate Your #HCHValue on HCH Day!

Please join the National Health Care for the Homeless Council in honoring the value of HCH today on HCH Day! Part of National Health Center Week, HCH Day is a time to celebrate the vital work of our organizations to meet the basic health care needs of people without homes, to eliminate health disparities, and to end homelessness. … More

HCH Day Spotlight: Health Care for the Homeless Mobile Clinics Bring Value to Dallas Community

Written by Brett Poe, NHCHC Research Associate. This spotlight is part of our celebration of HCH Day.
In promoting the value of the Health Care for the Homeless model of care, it is important to share the challenges and successes of programs that embody the virtues and practices of holistic care. One of the most unique challenges to … More

What is #HCHValue? Access, Quality, Justice, and Community

Written by Katherine Cavanaugh, NHCHC Consumer Advocate. This essay is part of our celebration of HCH Day.

Today on Health Care for the Homeless Day, part of National Health Center Week, we celebrate the work of HCH to meet the basic health care needs of people without homes, eliminate health disparities, and end homelessness. As we … More

New Publication: Demonstrating Value: Measuring the Impact of the Health Care for the Homeless Grantees

Find examples of the uniqueness of homeless populations and the invaluable work that HCH grantees provide to our communities through data and firsthand accounts in our new “Demonstrating Value: Measuring the Impact of the Health Care for the Homeless Grantees“ white paper. Demonstrating the value of health centers is a necessary element of sustainability and measuring benefit. To … More

New Resource: NCAB Storytelling Guide

Created by the National HCH Council’s National Consumer Advisory Board, our new “Storytelling Guide” offers practical advice for individuals seeking to relate their experience of homelessness. Storytelling can play a critical role in sharing experiences of people without homes, highlighting services that assist individuals facing homelessness and transitioning into housing, and helping to shape public perception of homelessness. … More

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