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2015 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference and Policy Symposium

The 2015 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium took place in Washington, D.C. at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Conference workshops were held on Thursday-Saturday, May 7-9, with full-day Pre-Conference Institutes on May 6. This annual event is organized by health care for the homeless (HCH) professionals for HCH professionals and advocates, including clinicians, … More

Warning about Spice (Synthetic Cannabinoid)

The synthetic cannabinoid called Spice continues to pose serious health problems for people experiencing homelessness, with multiple emergency room admissions reported in recent weeks. Along with the National Coalition for the Homeless, we have prepared this warning notice intended for potential users of these drugs. Please post it in your waiting rooms or other public areas and share it with … More

Webinar Now Available: State Flexibility in Medicaid Expansion: Lessons and Insights from the Field

May 21, 2014
The ACA’s option to expand Medicaid is a tremendous opportunity to extend comprehensive health insurance to people experiencing homelessness. However, in states that reject the expansion there will be few new affordable insurance options for those living in poverty. Some states that have been hesitant to expand traditional Medicaid coverage have instead implemented alternatives that use Medicaid … More

Webinar Now Available: Medicaid Expansion and HCH Projects: New Possibilities, Outstanding Opportunities

May 19, 2014
The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) expansion of Medicaid to most people earning at or below 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL) is the most significant aspect of the law that directly benefits very low income people, but only in states that have opted to expand. As of April 1, 2014, 26 states and the District of … More

Mobilizer: Access is the Answer

Build Community Support for Addressing the Health Center Funding Cliff 
Since 2011, the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s health center trust fund has allocated $11 billion to HCHs and other health centers, which has allowed unprecedented growth in new capital projects, access points and expanded services.  But this extra funding expires this year, and without Congressional action, health center funding will … More

2014 Regional Training – Berkeley, CA

August 14-16, 2014 | University of California, Berkeley – Clark Kerr Campus
Jointly sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
The Health Care for the Homeless Regional Training brings together individuals and organizations that provide care and compassion to people experiencing homelessness throughout Region IX and the rest of the western … More

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to Address Conference & Policy Symposium

“I believe that no one should be without a safe, stable place to call home.” – Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary for Housing and Urban Development
Later this month, join hundreds of housing and health care advocates at the 2014 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium, where U.S. Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan … More

One Thirty-Second Call, Three Solutions to Homelessness

Some may say the causes of and solutions to homelessness are complicated, but Mobilizer readers know they aren’t. If all people had access to affordable housing, quality health care, and livable incomes, we could end homelessness.
As Congress returns to DC this week, they have the opportunity to advance these three related causes. The Appropriations Committees will begin drafting bills … More

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Opportunities

Application cycles are now open for the 2014 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program as well as the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program. Eligibility is open to all students who are US citizens or nationals and are enrolled in training programs for physicians or nurses. These scholarships offer funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for … More

The New York Times remembers Dr. Philip Brickner

Join us as we continue to remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Philip Brickman, the father of the Health Care for the Homeless movement.
From his obituary in today’s New York Times:
Dr. Brickner’s biggest accomplishment, however, was helping to develop ways to treat people who do not have homes. In the 1980s, he directed a pilot program … More