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Report Presents Phase 1 Findings of Veterans Research Initiative

Over 22,000 veterans received services from Health Care for the Homeless  grantees in 2011, yet existing research is predominantly focused on unstably housed veterans served by the Veterans Health Administration. To examine the characteristics and needs of veterans within the HCH setting, the National HCH Council launched a veterans research initiative in December 2011. In phase 1 of the initiative, … More

Council Board Member Discusses Sandy, Home, and More

National Health Care for the Homeless Council board member Kevin Lindamood spoke with Baltimore public radio station WYPR recently, commenting on Hurricane Sandy, the value of worth, and the importance of home. President and CEO of Health Care for the Homeless, Inc., Lindamood also discussed the false distinctions surrounding homelessness.
Listen to Lindamood’s segment by visiting the Health Care for … More

Interviews examine complex comorbidities in individuals experiencing homelessness

Managing patients who have multiple chronic conditions presents many challenges to providers and requires a high level of integrated care to be successful. This resource from the HCH Clinicians’ Network provides a brief summary of the literature on the impact of multiple chronic conditions on the U.S. and highlights practices from four Health Care for the Homeless grantees to identify … More

Case Study Identifies Key Practices of HCH Quality Leaders

With increased focus on quality of care and improvement processes, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council identified four HCH grantees leading the way in key quality measures. This case study highlights these high-performing grantees, including practices they have instituted to improve and support quality of care and the techniques they use to track, evaluate, and improve their performances.… More

Budgets Affect People. Take Two Minutes and Make a Call.

The 2012 Election is over, and the deficit reduction and ‘fiscal cliff’ debate is now the key item for action. Compromise on spending and revenue will be necessary and will have consequences for homeless services for years to come. Your representatives will not likely be thinking of the impact on homeless people or the programs that serve them unless they … More

New Policy Brief on Medicaid Expansion

The National HCH Council is dedicated to ensuring that HCH grantees (and others who provide health care to homeless populations) are able to maximize the opportunities made possible through the Affordable Care Act. This includes implementing the Medicaid expansion in all states to the fullest extent possible and facilitating enrollment of all those eligible. A new policy brief provides a … More

Funding Opportunities through VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently released its FY 2013 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. This presents a great opportunity for Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) grantees to obtain funding to offset the costs of serving veterans and their families. In 2011 alone, over 22,000 veterans received services in the … More

Free meals & lodging promotions available for veterans on Sunday!

Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11, and many businesses will offer a host of discounts and free meals to veterans. Health Care for the Homeless grantees can help spread the word about these wonderful promotions to their veteran consumers, who numbered more than 22,000 in 2011. Over a dozen national restaurant chains will offer free or discounted meals, and numerous … More

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week November 10 – 18

One week before Thanksgiving each year, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. During this week, a number of schools, communities, and cities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessnes.
Find out about events in … More

Leading Transformation to a Patient-Centered Medical Home

Thursday, November 15, 2012
This webinar will address the key elements for PCMH transformation in the HCH setting. Columbus Neighborhood Health Center will share its experience and strategies that led to level 3 NCQA PCMH recognition in 2011.
Presenters:

Anna Gard, FNP-BC; Health Disparities Consultant, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved; Glenside, Pennsylvania
Parminder Bajwa, MD, MBA, DBA; … More