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Upcoming Webinar: Trauma-Informed Cervical Cancer Screening in Women with Experience of Homelessness: Translating Principles Into Practice

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. CT
The incidence of cervical cancer in women experiencing homelessness is 4.4 times higher than the general population, and women who are unstably housed are 6 times more likely to die from cervical cancer than their counterparts in the general population. There are … More

Government Shutdown 2019: What the Health Care for the Homeless Community Needs to Know

There are many questions and serious concerns about how the partial shutdown of the U.S. Federal Government is impacting programs and services important to people experiencing homelessness and the providers who serve them. Unfortunately, we still don’t have answers to many questions since a shutdown of this nature has never happened before—frustratingly, much is still unknown. Below is the information … More

Call for Nominations for Our Board of Directors: Submissions Due March 12

Please help us identify outstanding leaders committed to our mission of eliminating homelessness by submitting nominations for new members to join the National HCH Council’s Board of Directors. We rely on the strong leadership of the Board to be representative of Council membership and to help guide our efforts in meeting the needs of our community.
Board members are eligible … More

Call for Applications Now Open: Medical Respite Outcome Measures Learning Collaborative

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is pleased to announce a new learning collaborative to begin in February 2019. The Medical Respite Outcomes Measures Learning Collaborative will explore different methods of data collection and identifying outcome measures among medical respite programs and develop recommended data collection practices aimed at quality improvement.
We are now seeking medical respite/recuperative care … More

Attend #HCH2019 on Us: Apply for Our John N. Lozier Scholarship for New Members!

If #HCH2019 will be your first National Health Care for the Homeless Conference, we invite you to apply for our John N. Lozier Scholarship for New Members! In its third iteration, this scholarship honors the legacy of the National HCH Council’s founding Executive Director. It is open to staff of our Organizational Members and will support one individual’s attendance … More

2017-18 Annual Report Showcases Council’s Ongoing Work to End Homelessness

The Council is pleased to release our 2017-18 Annual Report featuring our major accomplishments and selected highlights from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. In changing times, the NHCHC has remained resolutely on the front lines of ensuring high-quality health care for people without homes and addressing the systemic causes of homelessness. Read our report to learn about our … More

Honoring Health Care for the Homeless Leaders at #HCH2019

Help us honor outstanding leaders in Health Care for the Homeless at our 2019 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium to be held on May 22-25 in Washington, D.C. The Council and our membership groups will recognize worthy individuals with awards in outstanding leadership, service, consumer advocacy, and medical respite.

All nominations are due by Midnight PT on February 28, … More

Consumer Subsidies Available for 2019 National HCH Conference


The National Health Care for the Homeless Council seeks to engage consumers in all aspects of our work. Accordingly, we are offering a number of scholarships to help consumers attend our 2019 National HCH Conference and Policy Symposium with funds for registration, lodging, meals, and partial travel expenses.
If you have experienced homelessness and used services at a Health Care … More

Medical Respite in Media Spotlight

Recent news coverage highlighted the National HCH Council and its members’ efforts to expand medical respite care. Rewire.News’s “Good Practice: Medical Respite Programs Offer Homeless Patients a Place to Go” detailed the importance of respite and the work of our members at Boston HCH Program, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services, and Circle the City, and The Seattle Times highlighted the … More

Read the January Edition of Council News: Working Together for Justice

Council News

Our latest Council News spotlights our continuing, strategic work for health care justice. This issue features news on #HCH2019 (registration is open!); our FY18 annual report; a letter from our CEO Bobby Watts, a call for applications to our new Medical Respite Outcome Measures Learning Collaborative; new webinars on cultural competency in care and the Humanism … More