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HCH Benchmarking: 2016 Uniform Data System Summary and UDS Mapper Review

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Monday, April 30, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT
Annually, HRSA-funded community health centers are required to report clinical data related to patient socio-demographics, health measures, and staffing and utilization. Based on Technical Assistance requests submitted to the National HCH Council, we provide secondary analysis on the Uniform Data System … More

Organizational Member Spotlight: Heartland Alliance Health

Our Organizational Members work tirelessly to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness. We are pleased to feature Heartland Alliance Health in this month’s Member Spotlight.
Based in Chicago, Heartland Alliance Health provides medical, dental, and behavioral care, nutrition education, and other essential services to people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Recently, this community health organization expanded health care options … More

Read the April Edition of Council News: One Month to Minneapolis

Council News

Read the latest news about #HCH2018 (one month away!), learn about new webinars on street medicine and minority stress, and find policy updates on the opioid crisis in Council News. Also included: our response to the USDA’s consideration of stricter food stamp limits, a funding opportunity, and more.
Read Council News now, or visit our archives for … More

Volunteer Spotlight: David Peery

The Council honors volunteers in Health Care for the Homeless who make a difference in the lives of people without homes. David Peery of Camillus Health Concern in Miami, FL, is the subject of this Volunteer Spotlight.

David is a dedicated and passionate advocate for the rights of people experiencing homelessness, including engagement in the services and systems that affect … More

Minority Stress and Trauma-Informed Approaches

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and The Fenway Institute
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CT
Marginalized groups experience daily stressors related to their minority status through stigma, discrimination, and oppression. This form of chronic stress is traumatic, and it affects individuals directly as well as the community as a whole.
This webinar will … More

Council Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. More than 80,000 people die from alcohol-related deaths each year in the U.S., and more than 15 million people struggle with an alcohol use disorder. This illness affects those from all walks of life and requires sufficient treatment and support to overcome. Many people experiencing homelessness struggle with substance use, and addictive disorders may … More

New Funding Opportunity for Community Health Centers

Community Health Centers play a crucial role in filling the gap in access to health care for people experiencing homelessness. Direct Relief, in partnership with BD and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has extended a Request for Proposal to support community health centers with innovative programs in Medication Therapy Management, services that optimize therapeutic patient outcomes. … More

Announcing Our #HCH2018 Award Winners

The National HCH Council is excited to announce the five individuals and organizations to be honored at the Awards Lunch of our 2018 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium on Thursday, May 17, from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Learn more about the honorees below.

Philip W. Brickner National Leadership Award
John Parvensky, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

John Parvensky is the … More

Stand Up for Health, Housing, and Humanity at Our Rally

Note: This rally is made possible through private contributions to the Council.
Join us as we unite for “Health, Housing, & Humanity” at the close of our 2018 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium. We invite you to come together with us in a rally for social justice and permanent housing solutions at 5:15-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, … More

Run or Walk a Mile in My Shoes at #HCH2018!

Lace up your sneakers and come for an early morning run (or walk) with us and Mile in My Shoes at #HCH2018!
Join us on Thursday, May 17 at 5:30 a.m. for a walk/run to learn more about the Mile in My Shoes (MiMS) program. MiMS brings the power of running to people without homes and works to change perceptions … More