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National Health Care for the Homeless Council Issues Statement on Graham-Cassidy Bill

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has issued a statement on recent proposed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The National HCH Council strongly opposes the Graham-Cassidy proposal and urges Senators to instead focus on bipartisan solutions to strengthen the ACA.
Learn more in our CEO Bobby Watts’s letter to the U.S. Senate.
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Don’t Forget: Our HCH2018 Call for Proposals Closes October 27

Submit a proposal for our 2018 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium by October 27. To be held from May 15-18 in Minneapolis, MN, HCH2018 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 … More

Read the September Edition of Council News

Council News

Read the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. Our September issue features information about our upcoming Fall Training Symposium and HCH2018 Call for Proposals; the Council’s response to Hurricane Harvey and Irma; our new opioid crisis fact sheet; and more.
Read Council News now, or visit our archives for more informative issues.… More

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!

HCH2018

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

Take Action

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