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Nutrition and Diabetes: Special Considerations for Clients who Are Unstably Housed

November 16, 2017 – November 16, 2017

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Presented by National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, November 16th, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. CDT
Diabetes occurs at approximately the same rate in the homeless and general populations; however, diagnosis and management of diabetes in individuals experiencing homelessness remains greatly challenging. Homelessness creates additional difficulties … More

Navigating Our New Website

We have made big changes to the look and navigation of our website. If you have any trouble finding something, please contact Morgan Porter, mporter@nhchc.org, for assistance.… More

The Health of LGBT People: Ending Disparities, Ending Invisibility

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
This webinar will describe health disparities found among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and some of the factors that influence these disparities. Participants will learn strategies for taking a sensitive history with LGBT people, ways of inquiring about and being supportive of a patient’s sexual orientation and gender identity, and resources and trainings available from … More

Deadline for AAPCHO’s OUR STORIES National Contest has been extended

The deadline for the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organization’s OUR STORIES National Contest has been extended until Wednesday, February 8, 2012!
Tell us about your unique experience with Community Health Centers (CHCs) and community leadership. Respond to at least one of the questions below with a video, essay, or photo entry and tell us your story.… More

Break Free Alliance Tobacco Cessation Webinar Series

Break Free Alliance will be hosting a three-part webinar series in February 2012 to discuss and encourage dialogue among partners working to address tobacco use among homeless and formerly homeless populations. In 2009, Break Free Alliance facilitated an expert panel  to discuss tobacco use in homeless populations in order to develop and share recommendations on strategies to best address tobacco … More

Consumer Involvement in Governance Webinar

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Would you like to engage consumers in leadership decision-making at your HCH project? Are you considering developing a consumer advisory board? Hear from the Albuquerque HCH project about how its consumer advisory board and consumer board members have helped to maximize the ease of use and comfort of their facilities for all of their patients. Learn … More

January 2012 HCH Research Update

The HCH Research Update summarizes recent publications on health care, housing, and homelessness. The January issue, compiled from PubMed research database, includes relevant articles from approximately October through December 2011. Summaries are categorized into themes that vary by quarter.

Infection Control Policies and Practices for Medical Respite Program

Thursday, January 26, 2012
This webinar will describe infection control policies and practices to prevent the spread of infections related to respiratory disease, wounds, and gastrointestinal illnesses in medical respite programs. Medical respite programs provide post-acute clinical care and 24-hour bed rest to people experiencing homelessness and recuperating from illness or injury. With patients often sharing the same quarters, effective … More

Podcast: Mindful breathing for relaxation

As part of the Council podcast series Self-Care for Health Care Providers, Licensed Massage Therapist Janice Cathey guides listeners through simple breathing techniques for relaxation. You can also listen to the first podcast on healthy eating at work here. If you have questions or feedback about this podcast or any in our larger series, please contact Victoria Raschke… More

New Start and Planning Grant Webinar Series

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is hosting two ongoing webinar series for new Health Center Program grantees and health center planning grant recipients. National HCH Council Technical Assistance Consultant Claire Goyer will be presenting as part of webinar 7, Understanding and Serving Special Populations, of the New Grantee series. Please visit NACHC’s Training and Technical Assistance … More