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New Publication: Improving Care for Medically Complex Patients: Medical Respite and Supportive Housing

The Corporation for Supportive Housing, in partnership with the National HCH Council, has released a new project profile showcasing collaborative frequent user initiatives. Improving Care for Medically Complex Patients: Medical Respite and Supportive Housing spotlights the efforts of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services (Yakima, WA) and Circle the City (Phoenix, AZ) to meet the needs of vulnerable individuals exiting hospitals by … More

#HCH2017 to Offer Four Exciting Site Visits

When you attend our 2017 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium, you won’t just have the chance to take part in nearly 90 sessions from 200 presenters–you’ll also be able to see Health Care for the Homeless in action by visiting HCH organizations and homeless resource centers. Join us in touring four sites dedicated to providing care, respite, and … More

HCH2017 Conference Registration Still Open!

Join us in Washington, D.C., from June 21-24 for our 2017 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium! Registration is still open for this exciting event—including for Pre-Conference Institutes and half-day Learning Labs. Promising to be our largest Conference ever, HCH2017 will feature a keynote address from nationally renowned MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and health innovator Dr. Jeffrey … More

Read the April Edition of Council News: The Power of Membership

Read the latest updates from the NHCHC in Council News. Our April 2017 edition features an introductory letter on the strength of Council membership from our CEO Bobby Watts; HCH2017 news; archived Spring Virtual Training webinars; a new issue brief and statement; five new webinars; and more!
Read Council News now, or visit our archives for … More

Immigration Enforcement and Health Centers: Knowing Your Rights as a Provider

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 | 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. EDT
In light of recent policy and enforcement activities involving immigrants, this discussion will provide legal background on providers’ rights and responsibilities with regard to law enforcement and the privacy and confidentiality of patients’ identifying information (as well as personal health information). … More

Call for Nominations for Our Board of Directors: Submissions Due April 28

Please help us identify outstanding leaders who can help guide our vital work to support those working at the intersection of homelessness and health: nominate yourself or a colleague to join the National HCH Council’s Board of Directors. Our Board provides critical direction to our efforts to improve homeless health care and end homelessness. Board members serve two-year terms, and … More

Creating and Delivering Presentations that Inspire, Challenge, and Change the World!

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and Coldspring Center for Social & Health Innovation
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 3-4 p.m. EDT
Do you have something important to share that could change how people think and act? If so, the way you present your information is just as important as the information itself. People learn and … More

Meet Our HCH2017 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Brenner

Please join us at the 2017 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium for a keynote address from nationally renowned public health innovator Dr. Jeffrey Brenner.
Honored in 2013 with the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship for his groundbreaking work in identifying high-need, high cost patients in fragmented systems and improving their care, Brenner is a Camden, NJ-area family … More

Ethics Coffee Chat: Reproductive Health

Presented by National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 12-1 p.m. EDT
Part of our new “Ethics Coffee Chats” series for clinicians, this discussion will explore ethical issues related to reproductive health. Clinicians often face challenging ethical situations when assisting people of reproductive age who are experiencing homelessness—from knowing which reproductive health issues to discuss … More

Health Reform & the HCH Community: What You Need to KNOW, What You Need to DO

Presented by National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 1-2 p.m. EDT
While Congress did not pass the American Health Care Act, dismantling the ACA and overturning Medicaid expansion remains a priority for some lawmakers. Moreover, Medicaid coverage is at risk of being undermined by administrative and state-level changes that can happen immediately and will … More

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