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Health Reform and Medicaid Expansion: HCH Lessons Learned from Three States

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
This webinar will examine the Affordable Care Act and its effects on Medicaid. Starting in 2014 (or earlier at the state option), the ACA will expand Medicaid to most childless adults earning at or below 138% of the federal poverty level (about $15,000 for an individual). This expansion of health insurance to those at the lowest … More

NHCHC Organizational Member Wins National Award

Montgomery Cares has been recognized as the winner of one of the 2012 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for its program “Safe Transitions: Managing Hospital Discharge for County Residents Who Are Homeless”.
An organizational member of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Montgomery Cares is an HCH affiliate of the Montgomery County, Md., Department of Health … More

HCH New Access Point Awards

On June 20, HRSA announced 219 New Access Point grants that will extend Health Center services to 1.25 million new patients. Among these are New Access Point Awards focused on the primary care needs of people experiencing homelessness, and all of these Health Centers, which are expected to serve all comers regardless of their ability to pay, will likely serve … More

HCH Response to Affordable Care Act Decision of Supreme Court

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council celebrates the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act and calls on the States to proceed with implementation of the Medicaid expansion.
John Lozier
“The Medicaid expansion to citizens under 138% of the poverty level promises life-sustaining care for millions of people who are simply too poor for the health care … More

Aug. 8, 2012 is HCH Day – only six weeks away!

HCH Day is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions HCH projects make to our communities and our most vulnerable neighbors.  Visit our Health Center Week and HCH Day page for an updated webinar and other resources to plan an event in your community.… More

HCH Pediatric Nurse Practitioner named Champion of Change

Lisa Stambolis, RN, CRNP, has been selected as one of the White House’s Champions of Change for her efforts in the fight against youth homelessness and will be honored at a Washington, D.C., ceremony on Thursday, July 12.
Lisa Stambolis
The director of pediatrics at the Baltimore Health Care for the Homeless (HCH), Stambolis oversees a staff dedicated to conducting … More

Weather Emergencies

This week’s record heat, fires, and floods affect people without homes dramatically.  Please use our resources on heat-related conditions and on emergency preparedness to best assist those we serve.
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Did You Miss the 2012 National Conference?

Videos of the plenary sessions are available on the conference plenary sessions page and handouts and slides presentations for most workshops are available on the workshop descriptions page.… More

The National HCH Council Publishes Two New Policy Briefs

The Council recently completed two new policy briefs.  “Medicaid’s Home and Community Based Services Program: an orientation for homeless health care provider” provides an in depth look into the opportunities Medicaid Home and Community Based Services provide for expanding housing programs for people experiencing homelessness.  “HCH Staffing and Services:  National Trends and Implications for Growth” discusses data trends … More

New Healing Hands: Addressing Family Homelessness

The latest issue of Healing Hands, Addressing Family Homelessness, explores the unique burdens of homelessness on families, offers homeless health care providers tools to address some of these issues and reports on the effort to end family homelessness. The issue also offers insights from providers and families and incorporates photographs from the National Center on Family Homelessness exhibit, Looking … More