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New Resource Examines the Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Health Outcomes

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events experienced by an individual before age 18, including abuse, neglect, parental mental illness, substance use, incarceration, etc. ACEs compromise neurological development and increase the risk of immediate and long-term adverse health outcomes.
Our new fact sheet, developed in partnership with The Bassuk Center on Homelessness and Vulnerable Children and Youth, focuses on … More

Focus on Special Populations in Our #HerHealthHerHousing Series

Learn about care for special populations in three new webinars in our Her Health, Her Housing: Improving Services for Women Experiencing Homelessness training series. Women experiencing homelessness face marginalization and stigma, and those involved with sex work, confronting racism, and/or identifying as LGBQ face even greater challenges. Providers must be prepared to respond to these clients with compassionate, trauma-informed care … More

#HerHealthHerHousing Series Examines the Impact of Violence Against Women

Violence against women experiencing homelessness—and strategies to help eliminate it—are the subject of two new webinars in our virtual training, Her Health, Her Housing: Improving Services for Women Experiencing Homelessness. Women without homes are at risk of becoming victims of violence every day and are more likely to be impacted by violence that leads to housing instability and homelessness.… More

Spotlight on #HCH2019 Pre-Conference Institutes

Kick off your 2019 National HCH Conference experience with the choice of one of four full-day Pre-Conference Institutes.
These in-depth sessions will explore how clinicians, consumers, administrators, and advocates “Working Together for Justice” can create greater equity in housing and health care for vulnerable populations; tackle challenges in street outreach; approach medical respite from all perspectives; and learn best … More

Read the February Edition of Council News: Her Health, Her Housing

Council News

Our latest Council News spotlights our new #HerHealthHerHousing webinar series, #HCH2019 news including our keynote speaker and full schedule announcements; two new webinars on nutrition and diabetes and Adverse Childhood Experiences; policy updates; and more.
Read Council News now, or visit our archives for more informative issues.… More

Request for Proposals: Website Audit Contractor

The National HCH Council is seeking proposals for a contractor to help update our website to reflect best practices and adhere to established criteria. This individual will work in concert with our Communications Manager, editing and optimizing website content to help us better accomplish our mission to end homelessness. Competitive candidates will possess significant, demonstrable experience with WordPress, familiarity with … More

#HCH2019 Award and Steering Committee Nominations: Submissions Due Feb. 28

Don’t forget to nominate worthy individuals for awards to be presented at our 2019 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium! The Council and our membership groups will recognize worthy individuals with awards in outstanding leadership, service, consumer advocacy, and medical respite.
Award winners should plan to accept their award in-person and will receive financial support to attend #HCH2019.
All … More

Explore Clinically-Focused Sessions in Our #HerHealthHerHousing Series

Clinical care for women without homes will come into focus in our new virtual training, Her Health, Her Housing: Improving Services for Women Experiencing Homelessness. Unstably housed women face numerous barriers to accessing prenatal and preventive health services, and it is critical that providers respond to their needs with trauma-informed, quality care.
Please make plans to join us for … More

Clinicians’ Coffee Chat: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. CT
In this third of a four-part “Clinicians’ Coffee Chat” series, participants will share questions, wisdom, and resources on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and homelessness.
This interactive discussion will foster peer learning and support across the homeless health care community.

Ellen Bassuk… More

Nutrition and Diabetes: How Medical Nutrition Therapy Can Improve Diabetes Management

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT
March is National Nutrition Month! In recognition of this special month, the National HCH Council is hosting a webinar highlighting the important role Registered Dietitians (RDNs) play in the complex care of patients experiencing homelessness with diabetes. For people experiencing homelessness with … More