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Join the Council in Recognizing National Depression Screening Day (October 5)

October 5, 2017, Is National Depression Screening Day 
National Depression Screening Day began as an effort to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council encourages all health centers to make an additional effort on October 5 to increase depression screenings for patients aged … More

Street Medicine for Gravely Mentally Ill Patients: Strategies for Establishing Conservatorship

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CDT
Patients experiencing homelessness who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness and terminal addiction, dementia, and co-morbid medical conditions are at high risk of dying on the streets. These individuals may lack the ability to seek safety and accept treatment because … More

HCH2018 Call for Proposals Now Open!


We are now accepting proposals for the 2018 National HCH Conference! To be held from May 15-18 in Minneapolis, MN, our Conference will unite hundreds of providers, administrators, consumers, and advocates from across the HCH field to explore critical topics in health care and homelessness. Now is your chance to become a part of the Conference agenda by submitting … More

National Health Care for the Homeless Council Issues Statement on Hurricane Harvey

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has issued a statement of grief and concern for our neighbors that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Council is sharing disaster response and preparedness resources for people without homes; additionally, we are working to discern how to best aid Health Care for the Homeless programs in addressing the mammoth needs … More

New Mobilizer: When It Rains, It Pours—Literally and Figuratively

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Find important disaster resources for people without homes and learn how you can prepare for the coming Congressional storm in Mobilizer. Dedicated to the Health Care for the Homeless community in Texas and Louisiana, our latest action alert features recommended publications and readings on Hurricane Harvey. It also includes direct steps you can take to help protect Health Center … More

New Fact Sheet Examines How the Opioid Crisis Affects People Without Homes

In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, the National HCH Council is releasing a new fact sheet: “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: How the Opioid Crisis Affects Homeless Populations.” America is facing an opioid crisis, and that epidemic has significantly impacted people without homes. Homeless populations have higher rates of substance use disorders, poorer health, and higher mortality rates by opioid … More

Explore Real Solutions to Ending Homelessness at our Fall Training Symposium

Our Fall Training Symposium on October 4 in Nashville will feature a critical discussion with national thought-leaders in homeless health care: “What Do We Need to Do to End Homelessness?” This moderated discussion will help you sort through the jumbled facts, figures, and media in our field to discern real paths to address the crisis of homelessness. The panel will … More

Deadline Approaching! Register for Our Leadership Summit on Homelessness & Health Care by August 29

There’s only one week left to register for the National HCH Council’s Leadership Summit on Homelessness & Health Care on October 5-6 in Nashville, TN. We have sent invitations for this meeting, which complements our National HCH Conference by focusing on priority-setting for the Council’s advocacy and programs, leadership development, networking, and peer support.
This members-only meeting is for attendees … More

Call for Applications Now Open for Our PhotoVoice Learning Collaborative

The National HCH Council invites health centers and organizations serving people without homes to participate in our PhotoVoice Learning Collaborative to share the stories of your local community, work to address stigmas and stereotypes, and engage in community dialogues around the human experience of homelessness and solutions to ending it. This community initiative will engage participants in documenting their lived … More

Read the August Edition of Council News

Council News

Read the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. Our August issue features reflections on HCH Day from our CEO Bobby Watts and Consumer Advocate Katherine Cavanaugh; our new Storytelling Guide and “Demonstrating Value” white paper; an HCH Day spotlight; information about our upcoming Fall Training Symposium and Leadership Summit on Homelessness & … More