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State-level advocacy training held in East Tennessee

Health care for the homeless consumers and project staff members from eight different states met with National HCH Council board members last week for a training on state-level advocacy and organization at the historic Highlander Center in East Tennessee. The training focused on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and ways for the HCH community to maximize opportunities for … More

Policy brief published by Kaiser Family Foundation

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s policy brief on health coverage and care for homeless populations has been published by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
A collaborative effort with the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, the policy brief was written by Barbara DiPietro, policy director, and Sarah Knopf, research assistant, both with the National HCH Council.
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NHCHC recognized in poster contest

Molly Meinbresse, program and research specialist for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, was awarded the second place prize in the Research category of the poster contest at this year’s Community Health Institute and Expo, sponsored by the National Association of Community Health Centers.
Her winning poster, “Managing Chronic Pain in Patients Who Are Homeless: Results from … More

Board member honored at Region IX Conference

Randy Pinnelli, member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s Board of Directors, was granted the GG Greenhouse Leadership Award at this years Region IX Health Care for the Homeless Conference.
Named for the former director of the Alameda County HCH program, the GG Greenhouse Leadership Award recognized Pinnelli’s work as a clinician with the Care Link program … More

NHCHC featured in ‘City Paper’ article

Our program and policy specialist, Sabrina Edgington, was recently featured in the Philadelphia City Paper.
In the article, “When discharged from hospitals, homeless face a bleak dilemma”, Edgington discusses medical respite care for persons experiencing homelessness.
About half of the nation’s medical-respite programs are funded by hospitals, according to Sabrina Edgington, program and policy specialist at the National Health … More

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day: How to Plan, Organize, and Remember

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
This webinar will provide a history of Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day and the organizing tools provided by the National Coalition for the Homeless, the National Consumer Advisory Board, and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council as well as in-depth examples of how two communities plan and thoroughly carry out their events.
Each year since … More

Connecting Homeless Individuals to Medicaid and Health Care Services: Key Lessons from HCH Administrators and Frontline Workers

Thursday, September 27, 2012
This webinar will highlight the collaboration between the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council through focus groups with HCH administrators and frontline workers.
A key goal of Affordable Care Act is to reduce the number of uninsured through new coverage options for individuals and families. Beginning … More

It Begins with a Connection: Communicating with Patients Who Are Homeless through Community Voice Mail

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
During this webinar, staff from Springwire and participating health care for the homeless grantees will demonstrate how Community Voice Mail and Resource Broadcasting are being implemented and share the successes and challenges of that process.
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council and Springwire have been collaborating on a national pilot project aimed at improving … More

Genesee County CMH scores big after TA

Over the past few months, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council worked with Genesee County Community Mental Health and provided the organization with ongoing, in-depth technical assistance on several topics. NHCHC staff scheduled in-person meetings during the national conference, offsite TA visits, and meetings via teleconference with a group of well-established public-entity HCH projects. Staff responded to other … More

You Don’t Need a Home to Vote

One of the central missions of HCH projects is to empower those experiencing homelessness. Few endeavors are more empowering than participating in the democratic process and casting your own vote – maybe for the first time in years. The National HCH Council has collected resources from various nonpartisan organizations to assist HCH projects in promoting voter registration and engagement. Please … More