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Clinical Challenges in Permanent Supportive Housing: Implications for Policy and Practice

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Participants on this webinar on permanent supportive housing will illustrate the common clinical challenges practitioners and clients report, describe challenging clients and strategies employed to overcome these challenges, and discuss the policy and practice recommendations to be considered in order to strengthen a growing housing model targeted to very vulnerable populations.
Much of the current policy … More

Consumer Involvement in ACA Education and Outreach

Thursday, June 27, 2013
In this webinar, three projects from New York, Baltimore, and Oakland, California, will explain how their consumers assist in ACA education and outreach.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has the potential to improve the health and financial security of millions by offering non-disabled adults affordable health care coverage. The success of this endeavor will rely in … More

The National Health Service Corps: The Ins, Outs, and Opportunities for HCH Grantees

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
This webinar will address the benefits and important site information that health care for the homeless grantees should know about the National Health Service Corps. The NHSC programs provide scholarships and repay educational loans for primary care physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, behavioral health providers, residents, and other primary care providers who agree to practice … More

Valarie Dowell Transitions from NCAB

The leaders of the National Consumer Advisory Board have counted Valarie Dowell, regional representative for HRSA Regions 5 and 7, among their ranks for the past year and a half. Now, Valarie is signing off, so she can concentrate her passions more at home in Cincinnati. As a representative for NCAB, Valarie has assisted with trainings, webinars, and other activities, … More

Organization Spotlight: Lincoln Community Health Center HCH

Lincoln Community Health Center’s Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic in Durham, North Carolina is one of the sites participating in the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s Health Care Innovation project, Community Health Workers and HCH: A Partnership to Promote Primary Care.
HCH Coordinator Julia Gamble, MPH, FNP, volunteered a great deal of her time to get this project … More

Understanding SSA’s Policy on Drug Addiction and Alcoholism and Its Impact on Disability Determinations

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
In this special collaborative webinar of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery TA Center, a representative from SSA’s Office of Disability Programs will describe the new ruling and how it aims to improve disability determinations for people who have a co-occurring substance use disorder. Additionally, attendees will … More

Learn about Shiatsu Massage with Latest Podcast

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 the history and techniques of shiatsu massage and discusses how it might be a tool for self-awareness in self-care. You can also listen to other Council podcasts listed on our homepage or at … More

New Washington State Training on Chronic Disease Management and Trauma-Informed Care

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is collaborating with the Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health Centers for a one-day training on chronic disease management and trauma-informed care.
Chronic Disease Management
Managing chronic diseases in patients who are homeless is challenging for HCH providers, and while several projects lack specialty services, clinicians may have difficulty developing treatment … More

Oregon Study Shows Obtaining Medicaid Improves Financial Security

On Wednesday, the New England Journal of Medicine published a further analysis of the Oregon Health Study, showing significant gains in financial security for Medicaid beneficiaries. Catastrophic health costs of more than 30% of annual income were nearly eliminated for those who obtained Medicaid, addressing a major cause of bankruptcy and homelessness. There were also statistically significant reductions in having … More

Promoting Healthy Habits: Innovative Nutrition Education & Physical Activity Programs for Homeless Children & Families

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
In this webinar, participants will discover ways to address obesity prevention, promote healthy habits, and overcome challenges inherent in working in homeless shelter settings. To address issues of accessing healthy food and venues for physical activity, the New York Children’s Health Project conducts CHEFF’s and Microwave Cooking classes, aimed at increasing nutrition-related knowledge and skills in … More