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Meet Our #HCH2019 Closing Keynote Speaker: Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing

We are pleased to announce that Leilani Farha, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, will give the closing address of our 2019 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium.
In her current role since 2014, Farha has presented reports to the UN on homelessness, the connection between housing and life itself, … More

New Healing Hands: Non-Opioid Substance Use, Mental Health, & Homelessness

The Council’s latest Healing Hands examines Non-Opioid Substance Use, Mental Health, and Homelessness. While the opioid crisis has been the main focus of the health care community and the media over the last few years, substance use disorders go well beyond opioids to include additional drugs like methamphetamines, cocaine, alcohol, K2, and others.
This edition explores the current opioid … More

New Mobilizer: Budget Battles and Food Fights

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Major cuts to anti-poverty programs, increasing work requirements, and devastating changes to Medicaid—these are just three features of the White House’s new budget request. Learn more about the proposal and what you can do to advocate against harmful work requirements for food stamps in our latest Mobilizer action alert. Also included: a new Poverty Policy Podcast, an update on … More

#HCH2019 Site Visits Offer an In-Person Look at Homeless Health Care

The 2019 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium won’t only be about learning in workshops, networking, and sharing best practices with the HCH community within the meeting rooms of the Grand Hyatt Washington. You will also have the chance to see our field in-person through site visits to three area homeless service organizations. Stay tuned for details on how to … More

Read the March Edition of Council News: HCH2019 Is Coming

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Our latest Council News features #HCH2019 updates and brings diabetes management and Adverse Childhood Experiences in focus with two new publications. Also included are policy updates on Medicaid work requirements, homelessness news, and more.
Read Council News now, or visit our archives for more informative issues.… More

New Guide Explores Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes

A new Council resource addresses the challenges of diabetes management for people experiencing homelessness. The Nutrition and Diabetes Guide: How Medical Nutrition Therapy Can Improve Diabetes Management highlights the role of registered dietitians in the treatment of diabetes for those without housing, and includes case studies, resources on health literacy and food insecurity, healthy recipes, and more.
Learn about Medical … More

Access Health Center Tools and Resources

The National HCH Council has collaborated with other national organizations and partners which support Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded health centers to launch the Health Center Resource Clearinghouse. This online repository makes it easy to search for curated resources by keyword, topic, audience, and other criteria. Use the clearinghouse to access publications, trainings, and support on priority areas … More

Focus on #HCH2019 Learning Labs

Make the most of your 2019 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium experience and stay for one of four half-day Learning Labs on Saturday, May 25.
Join presenters from HCH programs in Boston, Baltimore, and New York; consumers with lived experience of homelessness; and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for in-depth sessions on varied issues facing people … More

Our #HerHealthHerHousing Training Series Begins Tomorrow!

There’s still time to register for our free, CME-accredited 2019 Spring Virtual Training series, Her Health, Her Housing: Improving Services for Women Experiencing Homelessness. The first of eight webinars begins tomorrow and continues every Wednesday and Thursday through March 28.
These in-depth sessions will focus on critical topics relevant to the health care and well-being of women experiencing homelessness. … More

New Mobilizer: The Hypocrisy of Work Requirements

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As the number of states adopting Medicaid work requirements continues to rise, so does the need for the Health Care for the Homeless community to take action. This month’s Mobilizer empowers you with information and resources you can use to speak out against harmful policies that limit access to health care and food assistance. Learn about the latest legislative developments … More