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The Nexus of Sex Work and Homelessness

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. CT
The sex trade industry comprises a wide range of activities, in several different settings from street-level sex work, to escort services, to exotic dancing. Many of the folks involved in the sex trade industry are experiencing or have experienced some type of … More

Safety Planning with Women Experiencing Homelessness

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. CT
Assist your clients in developing a concise, unique, practical plan to address the many dangers and challenges they face as women experiencing homelessness – for any reason. How, when, where, and why a safety plan is developed will largely inform its effectiveness, … More

Minority Stress: Racism and Women’s Issues

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. CT
We know that homelessness is harmful to one’s health and that women experiencing homelessness face unique challenges and different issues than men experiencing homelessness.
This webinar will explore the impact that racism has on women of color experiencing homelessness individually and through … More

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