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Meet Our HCH2018 Closing Keynote Speaker: Mario Arnauz Bonds

The National HCH Council is pleased to announce that motivational speaker and singer/songwriter Mario Arnauz Bonds will give the closing address of our 2018 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium. After losing both his vision and his parents, Bonds experienced abandonment and homelessness before overcoming these setbacks to pursue higher education. Now a technology expert, Bonds provides computer guidance … More

Somewhere to Heal: An Introduction to Medical Respite Care

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 | 12-1:30 p.m. CT
Medical respite care is a critical component in the continuum of health care for people experiencing homelessness. While communities nationwide are developing medical respite programs to close the gap in care faced by people with no safe place to heal after a … More

Public Health Preparedness for Health Centers: Navigating the Preparedness Landscape

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT
Don’t miss this upcoming session in our CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.”
This webinar is presented by the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium in partnership with the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. The United States … More

One HCH Center’s Framework for a Safe and Healthy Environment

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CT
Join us for another session in our CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.”
By design, HCH organizations are committed to engaging and serving the most vulnerable populations in unconventional settings, through innovative mechanisms. As such, the work is … More

The Role of Hospitals in Addressing Barriers to Care

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CST
For patients experiencing homelessness, health issues are easily exacerbated by the harsh conditions and stress of living without homes. Access to coordinated, comprehensive health care and community services is essential to providing better health outcomes, but navigating community health systems can be … More

Council Recognizes Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

This March, join the Council in recognizing Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Proper screenings beginning at age 50 can reduce this mortality significantly, yet people experiencing homelessness are less likely to receive such cancer screenings than individuals with stable housing.
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Council Issues Statement on Proposed Medicaid Restrictions

The National HCH Council has issued a statement responding to recent guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that proposes work requirements and other restrictions on Medicaid eligibility. These new provisions would prevent access to care and prove harmful for the HCH community and the vulnerable populations we serve.
Read the full statement.… More

New Mobilizer: Immigrant Rights and Work Requirement Fights

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Our latest Mobilizer action alert features an interview about immigration policy and opportunities for collective advocacy with Staff Attorney Alvaro M. Huerta of the National Immigration Law Center. Read the interview, learn how you can speak out about work requirements for Medicaid and other harmful provisions, and find critical policy news in our new action alert.
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New 2016-17 Annual Report Showcases Council’s Ongoing Work to End Homelessness

The National HCH Council is pleased to announce the release of our 2016-17 Annual Report, which highlights our major accomplishments and selected highlights from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017.
In changing times, the Council has remained resolutely on the front lines of ensuring high-quality health care for people without homes and addressing the systemic causes of homelessness. … More

Join Us: #HCHVirtual Starts Feb. 28!

The National HCH Council is excited to launch #HCHVirtual on Feb. 28! It’s not to late to register for our free, CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.” From Feb. 28-March 8 we will present eight in-depth sessions exploring topics such as the health impacts of weather on people without homes, using mental first aid to address … More

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