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Developing a Cold Weather Sheltering Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness Webinar

Thursday, January 12, 2012
With the arrival of the winter season, many communities are developing and activating emergency cold weather sheltering plans for people who are experiencing homelessness. This webinar, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, will provide … More

2013 Ellen Dailey Award: Call for Nominations

Ellen Dailey was the mother of the consumer movement within the homeless healthcare community. Many consumers have carried on the work Ellen helped start, whether by promoting the consumers’ voice, helping neighbors experiencing homelessness, or advocating to end the tragedy of homelessness.
NCAB and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council encourage you to nominate a consumer who has … More

Council staff blogs for

A series of blogs written by Sabrina Edgington, Program and Policy Specialist, discusses homelessness issues relevant to the hospital finance sector. Health Center providers are encouraged to share these blogs with partnering hospitals.
Addressing Homelessness Through Better Documentation
Hospitals Play a Key Role in Preventing Exposure-Related Injuries for People Experiencing Homelessness
Addressing Systemic Barriers to Efficient Discharge Planning
Can Federally … More

Registration open for 340B Coalition winter conference

The 340B Coalition represents the thousands of safety net providers and programs participating in the Public Health Service’s Section 340B drug discount program. Registration is open for the 8th Annual 340B Coalition Winter Conference which will bring together hundreds of stakeholders, including many National HCH Council members, to the historic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA on February 29 … More

Disaster Planning for People Experiencing Homelessness

The latest issue of the Dialogue, a quarterly journal of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, includes an article on disaster planning by Council Program and Policy Specialist Sabrina Edgington, MSSW. Read the article… More

Saffron Strand accepting proposals for annual conference

Saffron Strand’s third annual conference on employment-focused solutions to homelessness takes place June 18-19, 2012 at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium in Richmond, CA. Proposals for workshops are currently being accepted.

The 2012 conference, Defragmenting the Homeless Continuum: Linking Pathways to Self-Sufficiency, brings together social services, health care, and employment professionals, along with others who work in every area of … More

New Healing Hands on Nutrition | Continuing Education Credit Available

No Place at the Table: Hunger and Homelessness examines the intersections of poverty, food access, obesity, and malnutrition, and solutions to these challenges. Readers can earn free CME credit; in most cases, nurses, social workers and other health professionals can apply these credits toward their professional requirements (check with your credentialing body to verify.) Earn credit… More

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Events

On December 21st, communities across the country observed Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day and remembered those who have lost their lives in the past year. In Baltimore, hundreds gathered at a memorial service in the Inner Harbor; read the Baltimore Sun’s coverage of the event. Baltimore Health Care for the Homeless board member James Crawford also spoke to radio host Marc … More

Stories from the Field Podcast: The Marriage of Healthcare & Housing

During the 2011 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference in Washington, DC, Dawn and John Petroskas, who both work with Catholic Charities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, sat down to share their unique perspective on the marriage of healthcare and housing, how they met on the job and what their work has meant to them as individuals and as … More

Homeless Persons Memorial Day

This month, communities around the nation will mourn the loss of their neighbors and friends who died without housing this year. You can find out more about an event near you here. You may also register your community’s event here. NCAB and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council would like to thank our partners at the … More

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