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Respite News

The latest issue of Respite News is available now. The November 2017 edition features a recap of last month’s RCPN Steering Committee meeting; plans to develop a respite program in Chattanooga; a look at the recipient of the Florida Hospital Association’s Community Benefit Achievement Award; and much more!
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Trauma-Informed Organizations Learning Collaborative

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. CST
The Trauma-Informed (TI) Organizations Learning Collaborative is a 3-year project launching in January 2018. The Learning Collaborative aims to create a common understanding of how to design a TI health center and develop resources to help organizations assess and implement the components … More

Save the Date: Support the NHCHC on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 28)

Giving Tuesday

November 28 is #GivingTuesday! Following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, this global day of giving is an excellent opportunity to support underserved communities and the nonprofits that serve them.
Your donation to the National HCH Council will help us improve health services for almost one million people experiencing homelessness delivered by 300 Health Care for the Homeless programs … More

Call for Applications Now Open: Trauma-Informed Organizations Learning Collaborative

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is pleased to invite health centers and organizations serving people without homes to take part in a new Trauma-Informed (TI) Organizations Learning Collaborative. Please join us in this engaging learning collaborative that aims to explore the elements of designing and implementing a TI health center from beginning to end.
The curriculum-based … More

Member Opportunity: New Webinar Explores How to Train Your Staff to Succeed With Volunteers

Verified Volunteers

Learn strategies and tactics to help your staff more effectively supervise and delegate to volunteers in a free webinar at 2 p.m. ET on November 14 from our partner Verified Volunteers. This program may be used to meet the requirements for renewing the Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) credential, and participants will receive one Professional Development Unit.
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Read the November Edition of Council News

Council News

Read the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. Our November issue features a new edition of Healing Hands; a call for applications for our new behavioral health integration and HCH quality measures and HIT learning collaboratives; new policy resources and statements responding to the opioid crisis, HHS strategic plan, and Health Center … More

Council Recognizes Lung Cancer Awareness Month

This November, join the Council in recognizing Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer accounts for 27 percent of all cancer deaths, making it the most acute form of the disease. Regular screenings are encouraged for those who are higher risk, aged 55-80 and current or former smokers. People experiencing homelessness are less likely to receive these important screenings due to … More

Nutrition and Diabetes: Special Considerations for Clients who Are Unstably Housed

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, November 16th, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST
Diabetes occurs at approximately the same rate in the homeless and general populations; however, diagnosis and management of diabetes in individuals experiencing homelessness remains greatly challenging. Homelessness creates additional difficulties when clients are trying to manage diabetes within the constraints of living … More

Call for Applications Now Open: HCH Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is excited to invite clinicians at health centers and organizations serving people without homes to join us in a new HCH Behavioral Health Integration Learning Collaborative. Please take part in this facilitated learning community consisting of six monthly one-hour sessions to learn best practices and share experiences in implementing integration of … More

Statement from the National HCH Council: Congress Must Act Now to Extend Health Center Funding

Patient and Clinician

Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) programs depend on Health Center funding. As Health Centers serving a special population, HCH programs provide high-quality, comprehensive primary care, behavioral health care, case management, outreach, and other needed services to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness. On October 1, the Community Health Center Fund expired, which accounts for 70% of federal funding … More

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