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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

Read the February 2017 Edition of Respite News

Find the latest updates in medical respite care in Respite News. The February 2017 edition features a look at our upcoming Medical Respite Care Pre-Conference Institute at the Council’s 2017 National HCH Conference; a new NPR story on the Affordable Care Act; calls for RCPN Steering Committee and award nominations; and more.
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New Mobilizer: Are You a Part of the Movement to Protect Medicaid?

Our February Mobilizer examines potential changes to–and calls to maintain and improve–the Affordable Care Act, as well as new developments and executive orders from the Trump administration. Find critical information and articles on these topics, read our latest Medicaid Stories, and learn how you can take action to reach Congressional members on break in our latest Mobilizer.
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Read the February Edition of Council News

Find the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. In our February 2017 edition, you’ll read information about our Spring Virtual Training, a new Healing Hands issue on wound care, a national study illustrating the need for medical-legal partnerships, calls for nominations for Council awards and steering committee members, and more!
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2017 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium Registration Is Open!


Registration has opened for our National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium! HCH2017 promises to be our largest Conference ever, with up to 1,300 attendees expected. Save your seat now: register today to learn and network with colleagues from across the U.S. during four days of intensive sessions from June 21-24 in Washington, D.C.
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Register Now for Our 2017 Spring Virtual Training

2017 Spring Virtual Training

Please join us for the National HCH Council’s first-ever Virtual Training! Our free, webinar-based event will kick off on March 6 with a TED-style talk on trauma from Matt Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer of the Coldspring Center for Social & Health Innovation. A month of online learning will follow, with eight in-depth, CME-accredited webinars in health care and homelessness … More

New Healing Hands: Best Practices and Considerations for Wound Care

The Council’s latest Healing Hands examines Best Practices and Considerations for Wound Care. People experiencing homelessness often have wounds resulting from injuries, burns, frostbite, and chronic medical conditions such as diabetes. These wounds can be challenging to treat— particularly when the patient has inadequate access to health care, housing, and other resources critical to healing. This new issue emphasizes … More

Read the January Edition of Council News

Find the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. This January 2017 edition features a note on upcoming registration openings for HCH2017 and our Spring Virtual Training; information on our new CEO; a special report on the history of HCH; HCH2017 sponsorship and exhibition opportunities; and more!
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Upcoming CSH Webinar: Supportive Housing Development and Opportunities for Health Center Expansion

Presented by the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 2-3:15 p.m. ET

More and more health and housing collaborations aimed at improving quality of life for vulnerable populations include the design and development of expanded facilities that increase access to services for the shared client population. Building on the strategies outlined in Health & Housing Partnerships: … More

Sign Up for Our National Advocacy Call: Preserving Medicaid and its Role in Ending Homelessness

Presented by the National Alliance to End Homelessness and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 3 p.m. ET
Please join the National HCH Council and National Alliance to End Homelessness for a call to discuss the future of Medicaid. Connecting with local homeless service providers and stakeholders, this call will ask you to … More