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Archived Spring Virtual Training Webinars Are Now Available!

Thank you to everyone who attended the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s 2017 Spring Virtual Training. If you missed #HCHVirtual, now is your chance to view archived recordings of our TED-Style Talk on Trauma and eight in-depth webinars in homeless health care. Visit our Archived Materials page to access recorded sessions on topics ranging from colorectal cancer … More

From Darkness to Light: Honoring Success and Resilience at the Summer Solstice

Presented by National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 | 3-4 p.m. EDT
Each year on December 21, the Winter Solstice, the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, Homeless Persons Memorial Day events honor individuals who have lost their lives while enduring homelessness. On June 21, the Summer Solstice, the first … More

New Statement: National HCH Council Responds to Recent Proposed Federal Health Reform Legislation

In response to recent proposals to modify the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the National HCH Council has issued a statement urging policymakers to enact legislation guided by principles which would increase access to quality health care for all Americans, regardless of income or housing status. The Council is committed to working with policymakers to make possible meaningful reforms
which would … More

New Mobilizer: Advocacy Works. Let’s Keep It Going.

Our March Mobilizer examines the recent proposed American Health Care Act and intense advocacy efforts against its passing, the implications of President Trump’s Year 2018 budget recommendation, a new issue brief and health care reform statement from the Council, and more! Find critical updates, read our latest Medicaid Stories, and learn how you can take action to advance health … More

National Health Care for the Homeless Council Welcomes New CEO Bobby Watts

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is pleased to welcome our new Chief Executive Officer, Bobby Watts. A former NHCHC Board President, Watts is a nationally recognized advocate and leader in homeless health care and has more than 25 years of experience in administration, direct service, and implementation of homeless health services.
Learn more about Bobby and … More

Today Only! Your Gift to the Council Will Go 10x As Far

Did you know that you can benefit the Council as you shop through the AmazonSmile program? Designate the Council as your charity of choice, and for today only, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times their usual donation rate) of the price of eligible purchases to us! All you have to do is click here to designate us as your charity … More

New Publication: Nicotine Anonymous Peer Support Groups–Can They Work in Homeless Service Settings?

The Council’s Practice-Based Research Network has conducted a unique feasibility study examining the Nicotine Anonymous (NicA) model in homeless health care. American adults without homes are more likely to smoke than their stably housed counterparts, and out of 890,283 patients served by Health Care for the Homeless in 2015, 12 percent had a primary diagnosis of tobacco use disorder compared … More

New Study Brings Council’s HCIA2 Medical Respite Care Project Into Focus

The Lewin Group’s “National HCH Council: Improving Health through Housing”study illuminates the Council’s multiyear project to implement medical respite care for individuals without homes. Funded by a $2.67 million Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two (HCIA2) grant, the NHCHC’s medical respite care initiative—which supports participants with housing placement—currently operates at individual program sites in Arizona, Connecticut, Minnesota, Oregon, and … More

Read the March Edition of Council News

Read our latest updates from the NHCHC in Council News. Our March 2017 edition heralds the arrival of our new CEO, Bobby Watts, as well as information on our continuing Spring Virtual Training, a new case study on our HCIA2 medical respite care project, new tobacco cessation research, and more!
Read Council News now, or visit our archives… More

New Publication: Nicotine Anonymous Peer Support Groups–Can They Work in Homeless Service Settings?

The National HCH Council’s Practice-Based Research Network has conducted a unique feasibility study examining the Nicotine Anonymous (NicA) model in homeless health care. American adults without homes are more likely to smoke than their stably housed counterparts, and out of 890,283 patients served by Health Care for the Homeless in 2015, 12 percent had a primary diagnosis of tobacco use … More

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