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Respite News

The latest issue of Respite News is available now. The May 2018 edition features the winner of this year’s Willie J. Mackey National Medical Respite Award; an update on the new Medical Respite Program Directory; a look at the upcoming respite-focused Pre-Conference Institute at HCH2018; and much more!
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Organizational Member Spotlight: Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

A longtime Organizational Member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) is the main provider of health care, housing, and support services to Coloradans experiencing homelessness. Like many cities across the U.S., Denver’s affordable housing is lagging behind its rapid population growth, contributing to the rise of homelessness in the city. … More

New Mobilizer: Encampments, Epidemics, and Work Requirements

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Read our statement on homeless encampments and learn about constructive solutions in an interview with advocate Art Rios in Mobilizer. Homeless encampments are highly visible and troubling reminders of the housing crisis in our country. The National HCH Council fundamentally disagrees with policies that create homelessness and recognizes that encampments occur because there is a pervasive lack of affordable, … More

Council Recognizes Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month

This May, join the Council in recognizing Hepatitis Awareness Month. People experiencing homelessness are more likely to suffer from the virus than individuals with stable housing due to unsanitary living conditions; the recent hepatitis A outbreak among California’s homeless population resulted in multiple deaths. Testing and vaccines are crucial to controlling this “hidden epidemic.”
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HCH Benchmarking: 2016 Uniform Data System Summary and UDS Mapper Review

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Monday, April 30, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT
Annually, HRSA-funded community health centers are required to report clinical data related to patient socio-demographics, health measures, and staffing and utilization. Based on Technical Assistance requests submitted to the National HCH Council, we provide secondary analysis on the Uniform Data System … More

Organizational Member Spotlight: Heartland Alliance Health

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Our Organizational Members work tirelessly to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness. We are pleased to feature Heartland Alliance Health in this month’s Member Spotlight.
Based in Chicago, Heartland Alliance Health provides medical, dental, and behavioral care, nutrition education, and other essential services to people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Recently, this community health organization expanded … More

Read the April Edition of Council News: One Month to Minneapolis

Council News

Read the latest news about #HCH2018 (one month away!), learn about new webinars on street medicine and minority stress, and find policy updates on the opioid crisis in Council News. Also included: our response to the USDA’s consideration of stricter food stamp limits, a funding opportunity, and more.
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Volunteer Spotlight: David Peery

The Council honors volunteers in Health Care for the Homeless who make a difference in the lives of people without homes. David Peery of Camillus Health Concern in Miami, FL, is the subject of this Volunteer Spotlight.

David is a dedicated and passionate advocate for the rights of people experiencing homelessness, including engagement in the services and systems that affect … More

Minority Stress and Trauma-Informed Approaches

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and The Fenway Institute
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CT
Marginalized groups experience daily stressors related to their minority status through stigma, discrimination, and oppression. This form of chronic stress is traumatic, and it affects individuals directly as well as the community as a whole.
This webinar will … More

Council Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. More than 80,000 people die from alcohol-related deaths each year in the U.S., and more than 15 million people struggle with an alcohol use disorder. This illness affects those from all walks of life and requires sufficient treatment and support to overcome. Many people experiencing homelessness struggle with substance use, and addictive disorders may … More

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