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Hope, Transformation, and Post-Traumatic Growth

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the Coldspring Center for Social and Health Innovation
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 | 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT
The amazing thing about humans is that, no matter how dark the situation, there is always hope for healing and growth. Trauma can either be a source of devastation or an opportunity to … More

The Abyss: Addiction, Homelessness, and Trauma

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the Coldspring Center for Social and Health Innovation
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT
Without healing, trauma can structure a person’s brain in a way that sets them up to be a high risk for addiction. Addiction is one of the most effective and efficient ways to … More

New 2015-16 Annual Report Showcases Major Achievements

The National HCH Council is pleased to announce the release of our Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report, which highlights our major accomplishments and program foci from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016. These achievements include the 2016 National HCH Conference in Portland, OR—the most popular Conference in our history—as well as a record-breaking increase in organizational membership and … More

Read the October Edition of Council News

Find the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. This October 2016 edition features a look back at our 2016 Fall Regional Training; a Call for Proposals reminder for HCH2017; four new publications including our FY16 Annual Report and a new policy brief on documenting homelessness; upcoming webinars on trauma-informed care and coding for homelessness; and … More

Ask & Code: Documenting Homelessness Throughout the Health Care System

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
The health care system is increasingly focusing on the social determinants of health that drive cost, service utilization, and health outcomes. Hospitals, Medicaid managed care plans, and health providers are particularly interested in the risk factor of housing status, a key element … More

Trauma is the Public Health Issue of Our Time

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and Coldspring Center for Social and Health Innovation
Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT
For most patients, trauma is not just another presenting problem. For too many, trauma is the underlying cause of their psychological, medical, and social struggles. As our understanding of trauma increases, its devastation becomes … More

New Publication: Ask & Code: Documenting Homelessness Throughout the Health Care System

The National HCH Council has released a new resource exploring how use of the ICD-10-CM code for homelessness (Z59.0) can help provide the data necessary to document homelessness and inform clinical and financial decisions. People without homes have disproportionately high rates of disease and behavioral health conditions, and health care institutions are increasingly recognizing the risk factor of housing status. … More

Reminder: 2017 National HCH Conference Call for Proposals Open Until October 28

Proposals for the 2017 National HCH Conference are due by 11:59 p.m. PT on October 28! HCH2017 will unite hundreds of providers, administrators, consumers, and advocates from across the HCH field on June 21-24 in Washington, D.C., to explore critical topics in health care and homelessness. Don’t miss your chance to become a part of the Conference agenda by … More

New Healing Hands: Substance Use in Youth Experiencing Homelessness

The Council’s latest Healing Hands examines Substance Use Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Youth compose one of the largest sub-groups of the American homeless population. Research shows that polysubstance use is common among these individuals, and such youth are more likely to have co-occurring mental health disorders and engage in high-risk behaviors. This new issue explores the connections between substance … More

2016 Fall Regional Training Session Materials Are Now Available

Archived workshop materials from our 2016 Fall Regional Training are now available! If you missed Louisville 2016 or would like to refer back, you can now view workshop slides and handouts on our Schedule of Events page.
View the slides, or learn more about Louisville 2016.… More