Learn how you can act to help save the Affordable Care Act and health center funding in Mobilizer. The Graham-Cassidy bill would reduce federal funding to states by $215 billion, devastating Medicaid–the largest provider of health coverage for low-income Americans and a vital program to people experiencing homelessness. Our latest action alert features concrete steps you can take to … More
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has issued a statement on recent proposed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The National HCH Council strongly opposes the Graham-Cassidy proposal and urges Senators to instead focus on bipartisan solutions to strengthen the ACA.
Learn more in our CEO Bobby Watts’s letter to the U.S. Senate.
Submit a proposal for our 2018 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium by October 27. To be held from May 15-18 in Minneapolis, MN, HCH2018 will unite hundreds of providers, administrators, consumers, and advocates from across the HCH field to explore critical topics in health care and homelessness. Now is your chance to become a part … More
Read the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. Our September issue features information about our upcoming Fall Training Symposium and HCH2018 Call for Proposals; the Council’s response to Hurricane Harvey and Irma; our new opioid crisis fact sheet; and more.
Read Council News now, or visit our archives for more informative issues.… More
October 5, 2017, Is National Depression Screening Day
National Depression Screening Day began as an effort to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council encourages all health centers to make an additional effort on October 5 to increase depression screenings for patients aged … More
Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CDT
Patients experiencing homelessness who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness and terminal addiction, dementia, and co-morbid medical conditions are at high risk of dying on the streets. These individuals may lack the ability to seek safety and accept treatment because … More
We are now accepting proposals for the 2018 National HCH Conference! To be held from May 15-18 in Minneapolis, MN, our Conference will unite hundreds of providers, administrators, consumers, and advocates from across the HCH field to explore critical topics in health care and homelessness. Now is your chance to become a part of the Conference agenda by submitting … More
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has issued a statement of grief and concern for our neighbors that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Council is sharing disaster response and preparedness resources for people without homes; additionally, we are working to discern how to best aid Health Care for the Homeless programs in addressing the mammoth needs … More
Find important disaster resources for people without homes and learn how you can prepare for the coming Congressional storm in Mobilizer. Dedicated to the Health Care for the Homeless community in Texas and Louisiana, our latest action alert features recommended publications and readings on Hurricane Harvey. It also includes direct steps you can take to help protect Health Center … More
In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, the National HCH Council is releasing a new fact sheet: “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: How the Opioid Crisis Affects Homeless Populations.” America is facing an opioid crisis, and that epidemic has significantly impacted people without homes. Homeless populations have higher rates of substance use disorders, poorer health, and higher mortality rates by opioid … More