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The Big Payback Is Tomorrow!

The Big Payback

Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, May 3, for The Big Payback: a community-wide day of giving hosted by the Community Foundation of Middle TN. The Big Payback is a great chance to encourage your social (media) networks to help us further our work to end homelessness–together–with gifts to support our awareness and advocacy efforts.
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Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Webinar: Immigration Enforcement and Health Centers: Knowing Your Rights as a Provider

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 | 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. EDT
In light of recent policy and enforcement activities involving immigrants, this discussion will provide legal background on providers’ rights and responsibilities with regard to law enforcement and the privacy and confidentiality of patients’ identifying information (as well as personal health information). … More

New Mobilizer: Keep Up the Pressure to Protect Health & Housing

Our April Mobilizer explores the connection between health reform and the budget–and how they come together to impact the Health Care for the Homeless community with Congress now back in session. Learn about that connection in our webinar, find out why acting now is important, and find out how you can take action in three simple ways to advance … More

Upcoming CSH Webinar: Understanding Data Elements and Outcome Measures in Health and Housing Partnerships

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 | 2 p.m. ET
As partnerships between health centers and supportive housing providers continue to grow across the country, so do reports of reduction in crisis service utilization and health system costs. We have evidence showing that Housing First programs improve mental health and substance use … More

New Resource: Health Outcomes and Data Measures: A Quick Guide for Health Center and Housing Partnerships

Created with the Corporation for Supportive Housing, “Health Outcomes and Data Measures: A Quick Guide for Health Center and Housing Partnerships,” provides an overview of how health centers and supportive housing providers are tracking and utilizing data to demonstrate progress with the most medically and socially complex patients. As more health and housing partnerships develop across the country, … More

Coffee Chat: Competency & Decision-Making

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
Part of the “Coffee Chat” series for clinicians, this session will explore issues related to competency and decision-making. Clinicians caring for people experiencing homelessness sometimes face challenging situations, including considering the role mental health and substance use play in a person’s ability … More

New Publication: Improving Care for Medically Complex Patients: Medical Respite and Supportive Housing

The Corporation for Supportive Housing, in partnership with the National HCH Council, has released a new project profile showcasing collaborative frequent user initiatives. Improving Care for Medically Complex Patients: Medical Respite and Supportive Housing spotlights the efforts of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services (Yakima, WA) and Circle the City (Phoenix, AZ) to meet the needs of vulnerable individuals exiting hospitals by … More

#HCH2017 to Offer Four Exciting Site Visits

When you attend our 2017 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium, you won’t just have the chance to take part in nearly 90 sessions from 200 presenters–you’ll also be able to see Health Care for the Homeless in action by visiting HCH organizations and homeless resource centers. Join us in touring four sites dedicated to providing care, respite, and … More

HCH2017 Conference Registration Still Open!

Join us in Washington, D.C., from June 21-24 for our 2017 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium! Registration is still open for this exciting event—including for Pre-Conference Institutes and half-day Learning Labs. Promising to be our largest Conference ever, HCH2017 will feature a keynote address from nationally renowned MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and health innovator Dr. Jeffrey … More

Read the April Edition of Council News: The Power of Membership

Read the latest updates from the NHCHC in Council News. Our April 2017 edition features an introductory letter on the strength of Council membership from our CEO Bobby Watts; HCH2017 news; archived Spring Virtual Training webinars; a new issue brief and statement; five new webinars; and more!
Read Council News now, or visit our archives for … More