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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

Full #HCH2019 Schedule Available

We are excited to release the detailed schedule for the 2019 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium! Browse session descriptions, and learn what’s in store at our Pre-Conference Institutes, Learning Labs, and workshops. Whether you are looking for topics on medical respite, cultural humility, harm reduction, or health care disparities, there is something for everyone … More

Meet Our #HCH2019 Keynote Speaker: Catherine E. Lhamon, Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Catherine E. Lhamon

We are pleased to announce that renowned attorney and official Catherine E. Lhamon, Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, will give the opening address of our 2019 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium.
Currently the Legal Affairs Secretary in the cabinet of California Governor Gavin Newsom, Lhamon formerly served as Assistant Secretary for … More

New Mobilizer: Government’s Open—Now What?

The government is back open, at least for now. What does this mean for the Health Care for the Homeless community, and what can we do to prevent another shutdown? This month’s Mobilizer focuses on the impact of the shutdown on HCH programs and clients. Learn how you can take action so this does not happen again, view our policy … More