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New Resource: A Quick Guide to Creating a Culture of Safety at Health Centers

For vulnerable populations, feeling “safe” involves not only the physical environment, but also emotional and psychological well-being. The National HCH Council’s National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) has worked with clinicians and administrators across the United States to develop a guide to Creating a Culture of Safety at Health Centers.
Responding to the findings of a recent survey conducted by … More

Observing Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

Today we honor the many who have died while living without a home. On Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day (HPMD) we not only remember those we have lost, but also recommit ourselves to fighting for a world where no life is lived or lost in homelessness. Learn why we remember this day each year through our HPMD Public Statement and Advocacy … More

Read the December Edition of Council News: Honoring Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

Council News

Read the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. Our December issue features our resources and upcoming chat on Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day; new publications on health center safety and health and housing partnerships; information about our upcoming HCH2018 Conference and 2018 Spring Virtual Training; and more.
Read Council News now, or visit our archives… More

New Mobilizer: Self-Care Training Regimen for the Revolution

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Our latest Mobilizer action alert features critical tips on self-care during a revolution from author and advocate Matt Bennett as well as other activists. As we prepare for a year filled with policy perils and election chaos, we recognize that advocates must not only care for others, but for themselves.  Learn more in our action alert–and find information on … More

A Day of Remembrance: Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, December 21st

On December 21st we will remember those who have died while living without a home. Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day is a time to honor those we have lost and renew our focus to end homelessness. Every year the day is observed with events unique to each community. Please consider planning or attending an event in honor of those lives lost … More

AAPCHO Webinar: Housing Instability and Diabetes Outcomes in Agricultural Workers and LGBT Communities

Presented by the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
Thursday, December 14th, 2017 | 2 p.m. ET
Diabetes affects more than 30 million Americans every year and are often hardest to diagnose and treat for our most vulnerable populations. Some of the communities at highest risk for developing diabetes are farmworkers, LGBT-identified individuals and those experiencing homelessness. Individuals from … More

Don’t Forget: Trauma-Informed Organizations Learning Collaborative Applications Due Dec. 15.

The application deadline for health centers and organizations serving people without homes to participate in the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s new Trauma-Informed (TI) Organizations Learning Collaborative is midnight CT on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017!
This unique learning opportunity will explore the elements of designing and implementing a TI health center from start to finish. We encourage … More

Council Recognizes World AIDS Day

Today, December 1st, join the Council in recognizing World AIDS Day. More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, and 1 in 7 of them do not realize they have the disease. Testing for HIV is recommended for everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 as part of routine health care.
People experiencing homelessness … More

New Mobilizer: Everything Still on the Table

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Our latest Mobilizer action alert examines looming Congressional developments and how you can act to support health center funding and affordable housing. Learn more and read our synopsis of the recent President’s Commission report on the opioid crisis, questions on the nomination hearing of Alex Azar, and organizing tips for Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day in our new action alert.… More

Support the National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Giving Tuesday

Nov. 28 was #GivingTuesday! Thank you to everyone who gave to support us in our efforts to eliminate homelessness by ensuring comprehensive health care and secure housing for everyone.
While #GivingTuesday has passed, our work continues. You can still give to help the National HCH Council improve health services for almost one million people without homes delivered by 300 HCH … More