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Medication-Assisted Treatment: Changes in Federal Policy Will Help Increase Access to Opioid Treatment in the HCH Community

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, January, 25th, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) expanded buprenorphine prescribing rights to nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants, while changes in federal regulations increased patient limits. At the same time, many homeless health care providers have been adding MAT services into … More

Read Our Latest Mobilizer: Preparing for the Trump Administration and ACA Developments

Now back in circulation, our December Mobilizer examines how Trump administration appointees may impact health care and housing, the implications of the 21st Century Cures Act, and what Congressional developments may be looming for the Affordable Care Act. Learn more about these topics, view critical articles on breaking policy developments, and find out what steps you can take to let … More

Save the Date for Our 2017 Spring Virtual Training

Please join us for the National HCH Council’s 2017 Spring Virtual Training! This exciting 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

Bobby Watts Named New CEO of National HCH Council

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council, America’s leading voice for the advancement of homeless health care and secure housing for all, has named G. Robert (“Bobby”) Watts as its new chief executive officer. Watts, who currently serves as executive director of New York City’s Care for the Homeless, a health care, shelter, and policy organization, will succeed the … More

Read the December Edition of Council News

Find the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. This December 2016 edition features a recognition of retiring Executive Director John Lozier; information on our new post-election FAQ and other publications; new Mobilizer developments; a call to honor Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day; and more!
Read Council News now, or visit our archives for more informative … More

Council Memo Details HUD Rule Prohibiting Smoking in Public Housing

The Council has issued a memo to the HCH community outlining the key provisions of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s final rule barring smoking in public housing. Starting on February 3, 2017, all Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) will have 18 months to “design and implement a policy prohibiting the use of prohibited tobacco products in all public housing … More

Trauma-Informed Care Webinar Series Now Available

The National HCH Council recently partnered with the Coldspring Center for Social and Health Innovation to present a 4-part webinar series on trauma-informed care (TIC). Featuring Coldspring Chief Innovation Officer Matt Bennett, this series examined how the TIC paradigm can play a critical role not only in transforming providers’ approaches to care, but also in informing direct advocacy for real … More

Council Recognizes World AIDS Day

Today, December 1st, join the Council in recognizing World AIDS Day. Approximately 1.2 million Americans live with HIV according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and AIDS claims the lives of nearly 13,000 individuals in the U.S. every year. People without homes are at higher risk of HIV infection than individuals with stable housing.
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Support the National HCH Council on Giving Tuesday

Nov. 29th is #GivingTuesday! Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this is your opportunity to support underserved communities and the nonprofits that serve them.
Please give to the Council to aid our mission to eliminate homelessness by ensuring health care and housing for everyone.
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Read the National HCH Council’s Post-Election FAQ

The Council has released a new frequently asked questions (FAQ) examining the potential impact of the American presidential election on the Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) community. The outcome of the recent election raises a number of questions for the future of health care and other issues central to the HCH mission to prevent and end homelessness. This FAQ … More