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Baltimore HCH Featured in NPR Story

In a story on the aging homeless population, nursing services coordinator Yvonne Jauregui with Health Care for the Homeless, Inc., in Baltimore discusses the growing percentage of patients who are 50 or older.
Read more about the article and listen to the broadcast on NPR’s website.… More

HCH Quality Leaders Quick Guide Shares Practical Tools for Quality Improvement

Building upon the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s Case Study on HCH Quality Leaders—which identified the key practices promoting quality of care and quality improvement (QI) strategies among four high-performing HCH grantees—this quick guide was assembled for practical application of the findings. This publication contains useful resources to augment grantees’ QI initiatives, including information on the QI … More

Research Brief to Appear in American Journal of Public Health

03-06-2013
A research brief co-authored by Sarah Knopf-Amelung, MA-R, and Darlene M. Jenkins, PhD, both of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, has just been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Public Health. Titled “Identifying Veterans Who Access Services from Health Care for the Homeless Clinics,” this research brief is one product of the larger … More

Automatic Budget Cuts Are Here. Act Now.

03-05-2013
The $85 billion in automatic budget cuts (known as the sequester) are now in effect. While it may take weeks or more for the impact of these cuts to be felt, we know the impact to our communities could be drastic. For example, the cuts to HRSA could result in 900,000 fewer patients served at health centers; … More

New Podcast Released on Meditation at Work

03-04-2013
As part of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s podcast series Self-Care for Health Care Providers, licensed massage therapist Janice Cathey guides listeners through an easy meditation that can be done at work to relax and recharge. You can also listen to other Council podcasts listed on our homepage or at iTunes.
If you have … More

Final Report on Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Released

02-27-2013
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has released a final report on its multiphase veterans needs assessment. While most research on veterans experiencing homelessness is focused on those accessing care in the Veterans Administration (VA) setting, this study examines the subset of the veteran population accessing care from health care for the homeless grantees. Through key expert … More

Northeast Regional Training

May 9 – 10, 2013 | Hyatt Morristown | Morristown, New Jersey
Jointly sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Colleagues from across the country met for two full days of professional development as the National Health Care for the Homeless Council presented its Northeast Regional Training May 9 – 10, … More

LGBT Health and Homelessness at the National HCH Conference

Learn why LGBTQ health is such a unique issue in health care as Harvey Makadon and Wayne Centrone answer this question and more in the pre-conference institute, Building a Comprehensive Care Model for Serving LGBTQ Populations in Homeless Health Centers. Held the day before the 2013 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium, this PCI will … More

Value and Vision in the Leadership PCI

Two executive directors of health care for the homeless projects will explore the critical connections between quality, mission, values, and vision during the upcoming Leadership for Changing Times: Beyond Health Care Reform pre-conference institute at the 2013 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference. Doreen Fadus and Bobby Watts will share their experiences, challenges, and methods of creating a shared … More

Teaching Health Centers: Seeking Accreditation to Provide Graduate Medical Education

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
This webinar will provide an overview of the HRSA THCGME Program, eligibility requirements, and what health centers can do to prepare to apply. Many health centers recognize the benefit of having residents serve patients and learn at their sites, and thus, consider themselves, “Teaching Health Centers.” However, many of these health centers are not accredited and … More