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New Healing Hands: Pursuing National Quality Recognition

The latest issue of Healing Hands, Pursuing National Quality Recognition, explores the medical home model, its benefits, and its commonalities with the health care for the homeless model of care. This newsletter provides numerous resources for health care organizations seeking recognition as patient centered medical homes.
Readers can earn free CME credit; in most cases, nurses, social workers and … More

Huffington Post Features Boston Medical Center’s HUES to Home Program

Boston Medical Center’s High Utilizers of Emergency Services (HUES) to Home program was featured in the April 26, Huffington Post article “‘Care in Your Heart’: Homeless Health Care Costs Prompt Experiments on the Margins.” The article focuses on two participants in the HUES to Home program and the successes and challenges of both the participants and the program itself. Read … More

Health Reform & Homeless Populations: What Does the Law Do for You?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
This webinar will answer questions that homeless consumers often have about the Affordable Care Act—specifically, what does it do for you? Attendees will learn about the major parts of the law that will directly affect them, make sure they are prepared to take advantage of these opportunities, and understand how they can make an impact in … More

Ready, Set, Go: The Road to Meaningful Use of EHRs

Thursday, May 24, 2012
This webinar will focus on key strategies for successful adoption and utilization of electronic health records, including workforce development, financial support and federal incentives, provider and consumer education, and communication infrastructure to meet the meaningful use requirements of the 2009 ARRA HITECH ACT. Highlighting best practice examples of successful adaptations and implementations serving homeless communities and … More

Campaign to End Homelessness Self-Care Webinar – May 10

Join the Campaign to End Homelessness for a free webinar on May 10, 2012, from 2:30-4PM EDT on Building a Culture of Self-Care to Support Service Providers. We all need opportunities to step back, breathe, and think about how our work both challenges and enriches us on a daily basis. For people who work in the social services, experiences … More

You Don’t Need a Home to Vote: Election Activities for HCH Projects Webinar

Thursday, April 26, 2012
This webinar will identify the legal limitations and opportunities for HCH projects to conduct voter registration and other election activities, describe common barriers consumers face in registering to vote and ways to overcome them, describe different models for integrating voter registration into an HCH project, and recognize the importance of engaging consumers in the effort to … More

PBRN Publishes Article in Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

The Council’s Practice-Based Research Network has published its second article, “Hepatitis C among Clients of Health Care for the Homeless Primary Care Clinics” authored by Aaron J. Strehlow, Marjorie J. Robertson, Suzanne Zerger, Catherine Rongey, Lisa Arangua, Ed Farrell, Adele O’Sullivan and Lillian Gelberg in the May 2012 <i>Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved</i>. Thanks and congratulations … More

Stories from the Field: HCH Administration

The Council’s Stories from the Field podcast series continues with a conversation between Heidi Nelson, the CEO of Duffy Health Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts, and Kathi Fortin, former Program Manager at Harbor Homes in Nashua, New Hampshire. Kathi and Heidi sat down at the National Health Care for the Homeless Conference and Policy Symposium in June of last year to … More

Dr. Georges Benjamin to Speak at National Conference

Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association, will deliver the Susan L. Neibacher Address to open the 2012 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference on Wednesday, May 16th, in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Benjamin, well known in the world of public health as a leader, practitioner and administrator, has been the Executive Director of the … More

2012 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium

Register today | Full details about the national conference
Conference discount room rates extended through April 20!
Join Us in Kansas City, May 16-18, 2012
After 27 years, Health Care for the Homeless providers and advocates from around the country will gather again to learn from each other and leaders in the field. This year we will meet in … More