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New Healing Hands: Shelter-Based Care for Homeless Populations

The Council’s latest Healing Hands examines Shelter-Based Care for Homeless Populations. Many people experiencing homelessness utilize emergency shelters or transitional housing programs. Conditions in shelters may be crowded and unsanitary and are not always conducive to optimal health practices. Living in these types of settings can exacerbate existing chronic or acute health conditions while exposing people without homes to … More

Read the Latest Respite News

Respite News

The latest issue of Respite News is available now. The July 2018 edition features the new online Medical Respite Program Directory; Standards for Medical Respite Care Companion resources; new RCPN Steering Committee members; and much more!
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Medical Respite Program Directory Now Available Online

The updated Medical Respite Program Directory is now available! The new directory has been converted to an online resource that can be updated throughout the year and features advanced search options making it possible to identify programs by bed number, staffing, facility type, and funding.
Please note that we were unable to get in contact with a few programs that … More

New Clinical Resources from the HCH Clinicians’ Network

Clinicians who provide care to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness routinely adapt their practices to foster better outcomes for these patients. Since standard clinical practice guidelines often fail to take into consideration the special challenges faced by patients without homes, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s HCH Clinicians’ Network has made the adaptation of clinical practice … More

Save the Date for Our 2018 Medical Respite Training Symposium!

2018 Medical Respite Training Symposium

Registration opens on August 6 for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s 2018 Medical Respite Training Symposium. To be held from October 1-2 in Phoenix, AZ, this singular training will feature two full days of intensive workshops in medical respite care—from forging hospital partnerships and securing funding for fledgling programs to fostering consumer engagement and establishing proper clinical … More

Read the July Edition of Council News: Moving Forward in Our Mission

Council News

Read about our upcoming 2018 Medical Respite Training Symposium, ongoing Strategic Planning process, new recommendations for end-of-life care for people without homes, and upcoming webinars in Council News. Also included: our Organizational Member spotlight on Seattle’s Neighborcare Health and advocacy opportunities.
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Moving Forward in Our Mission: An Update on the Council’s Strategic Planning Process

As you may be aware, the Council is in the midst of a Strategic Planning process that will guide our efforts for the next few years. Many of you who attended our 2018 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium in May took advantage of the opportunity to meet in focus groups or individually with our strategic … More

Organizational Member Spotlight: Neighborcare Health

As cities along the West Coast struggle with a burgeoning homelessness crisis, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s Organizational Member Neighborcare Health is celebrating 50 years of providing care to vulnerable populations across Seattle. A partner in the Health Care for the Homeless Network of King County, Neighborcare Health has four programs specifically aimed at providing care … More

Clinicians’ Coffee Chat: Encampments

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 1-2 p.m. CT
Homeless encampments are stark reminders of the lack of affordable, permanent housing in our country. In this first webinar of a four-part “Clinicians’ Coffee Chat” series, participants will share questions, wisdom, and resources on providing care for people living in encampments.
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A Look Back at One Organizational Member’s Summer Solstice Success Celebration

We are excited to spotlight the efforts of our Organizational Member Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless (Oakland, CA) in joining other HCH programs across the United States to honor Summer Solstice Success Celebrations. Read more about Alameda’s event below, or visit our Summer Solstice resources to learn how other programs celebrated in 2018.
Homelessness Is Not Permanent!… More