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Council Recognizes World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

Today, December 1st, join the Council in recognizing World AIDS Day. According to UNAIDS, an estimated 1.8 million individuals worldwide became newly infected with HIV in 2017 – about 5,000 new infections per day.
People experiencing homelessness are more likely to be HIV positive compared to other groups known to be at highest risk for HIV infection. A lack … More

New Mobilizer: The Present and Future of Health Care

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As 2018 comes to a close, Congress’s decisions over the next few weeks on budgets, leadership positions, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/food stamps), etc. will set the tone for the new year ahead. Our latest Mobilizer examines the landscape of current health care legislation and the need for grassroots support for a single-payer health care system. Learn how voting … More

Call for Applications Now Open: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Homeless Services Learning Collaborative

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The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is pleased to announce a new Learning Collaborative addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in homeless services. Racism is a historical and ongoing contributor to American homelessness, and our collective efforts to serve people without homes must adopt anti-racist principles to be effectual. Moreover, an increasingly diverse workforce necessitates that we … More

New Quick Guide Examines Strategies for Using PRAPARE and Other Tools to Address Homelessness

Social determinants of health are an important piece of the health care continuum, and identifying what social determinants patients are experiencing is key to addressing their health care needs. The Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) tool is one screening method used to assess the needs of individuals seeking care.
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Council Recognizes Lung Cancer Awareness Month

This November, join the Council in recognizing Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2017 there were 222,500 new cases of lung cancer and 156,000 deaths in the U.S. alone. Early stage detection of lung cancer is when the disease is most treatable, and regular screenings are encouraged. People experiencing homelessness are less likely to … More

New Fact Sheet Highlights Health Insurance at HCH Programs

Discover the impact that Medicaid expansion—or lack thereof—has made in health insurance coverage for patients at Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) programs across states in the Council’s fact sheet. 34 percent of all HCH patients are uninsured—compared to nine percent of the general population. However, states vary widely in health insurance coverage at HCH programs largely due to … More

Homelessness, Health, and Medical-Legal Partnerships

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
Monday, November 19, 2018 | 1-1:45 p.m. CT
Join the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership and the National HCH Council for a discussion on how medical-legal partnerships can address the civil legal needs of people without homes. Social factors such as unstable housing … More

New Adapted Clinical Guidelines for Providers Serving Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury

Find practical strategies for increasing access to care and improving patient outcomes for clients without homes who are coping with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in our new resource. TBI is the leading cause of death and disability among American children and young adults and is associated with disabilities that may interfere with individuals’ ability to maintain stable housing, employment, and … More

Read the Latest Respite News

Respite News

The latest issue of Respite News is available now. The November 2018 edition highlights the opening of new respite initiatives in Los Angeles, CA, and Bremerton, WA; archived materials from our recent Medical Respite Training Symposium; and more!
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Read the November Edition of Council News: Diabetes in Focus

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Our latest Council News features a variety of resources to improve diabetes treatment in patients experiencing homelessness; a preview of Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day; adapted clinical guidelines on traumatic brain injuries; a fact sheet on health insurance at HCH programs; upcoming webinars on oral health and diabetes and medical-legal partnerships; information on Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week… More