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Council Recognizes Patient Safety Awareness Week

Please join the Council in recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week from March 11-17. Creating an environment of safety in health care settings is crucial to providing comprehensive care and positive health outcomes. For people experiencing homelessness, feeling safe is especially complex due to higher rates of previous experience with violence and trauma, mental health disorders, and other challenges.
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New Case Study Examines How Changes to Medicaid Delivery Impact HCH Programs

New Policy Brief

On March 1, Massachusetts rolled out a new way of organizing its Medicaid program and has now implemented Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). These ACOs will directly impact how health care is delivered to more than 800,000 people, and the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) has been at the center of planning for these changes. Read our case … More

Read the March Edition of Council News: From Medicaid to Medical Respite

Council News

Read a new case study on how changes to Medicaid delivery can affect HCH programs and learn the basics of medical respite in Council News. Also included: recent webinars on hospitals and homeless populations, #HCH2018 news, a new partnership for youth without homes with the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE), recently posted HCH jobs, & … More

Meet Our HCH2018 Closing Keynote Speaker: Mario Arnauz Bonds

The National HCH Council is pleased to announce that motivational speaker and singer/songwriter Mario Arnauz Bonds will give the closing address of our 2018 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium. After losing both his vision and his parents, Bonds experienced abandonment and homelessness before overcoming these setbacks to pursue higher education. Now a technology expert, Bonds provides computer guidance … More

Somewhere to Heal: An Introduction to Medical Respite Care

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 | 12-1:30 p.m. CT
Medical respite care is a critical component in the continuum of health care for people experiencing homelessness. While communities nationwide are developing medical respite programs to close the gap in care faced by people with no safe place to heal after a … More

Public Health Preparedness for Health Centers: Navigating the Preparedness Landscape

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT
Don’t miss this upcoming session in our CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.”
This webinar is presented by the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium in partnership with the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. The United States … More

One HCH Center’s Framework for a Safe and Healthy Environment

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CT
Join us for another session in our CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.”
By design, HCH organizations are committed to engaging and serving the most vulnerable populations in unconventional settings, through innovative mechanisms. As such, the work is … More

The Role of Hospitals in Addressing Barriers to Care

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CST
For patients experiencing homelessness, health issues are easily exacerbated by the harsh conditions and stress of living without homes. Access to coordinated, comprehensive health care and community services is essential to providing better health outcomes, but navigating community health systems can be … More

Council Recognizes Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

This March, join the Council in recognizing Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Proper screenings beginning at age 50 can reduce this mortality significantly, yet people experiencing homelessness are less likely to receive such cancer screenings than individuals with stable housing.
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Council Issues Statement on Proposed Medicaid Restrictions

The National HCH Council has issued a statement responding to recent guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that proposes work requirements and other restrictions on Medicaid eligibility. These new provisions would prevent access to care and prove harmful for the HCH community and the vulnerable populations we serve.
Read the full statement.… More

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