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HCH Response to Affordable Care Act Decision of Supreme Court

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council celebrates the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act and calls on the States to proceed with implementation of the Medicaid expansion.
John Lozier
“The Medicaid expansion to citizens under 138% of the poverty level promises life-sustaining care for millions of people who are simply too poor for the health care … More

Aug. 8, 2012 is HCH Day – only six weeks away!

HCH Day is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions HCH projects make to our communities and our most vulnerable neighbors.  Visit our Health Center Week and HCH Day page for an updated webinar and other resources to plan an event in your community.… More

HCH Pediatric Nurse Practitioner named Champion of Change

Lisa Stambolis, RN, CRNP, has been selected as one of the White House’s Champions of Change for her efforts in the fight against youth homelessness and will be honored at a Washington, D.C., ceremony on Thursday, July 12.
Lisa Stambolis
The director of pediatrics at the Baltimore Health Care for the Homeless (HCH), Stambolis oversees a staff dedicated to conducting … More

Weather Emergencies

This week’s record heat, fires, and floods affect people without homes dramatically.  Please use our resources on heat-related conditions and on emergency preparedness to best assist those we serve.
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Did You Miss the 2012 National Conference?

Videos of the plenary sessions are available on the conference plenary sessions page and handouts and slides presentations for most workshops are available on the workshop descriptions page.… More

The National HCH Council Publishes Two New Policy Briefs

The Council recently completed two new policy briefs.  “Medicaid’s Home and Community Based Services Program: an orientation for homeless health care provider” provides an in depth look into the opportunities Medicaid Home and Community Based Services provide for expanding housing programs for people experiencing homelessness.  “HCH Staffing and Services:  National Trends and Implications for Growth” discusses data trends … More

New Healing Hands: Addressing Family Homelessness

The latest issue of Healing Hands, Addressing Family Homelessness, explores the unique burdens of homelessness on families, offers homeless health care providers tools to address some of these issues and reports on the effort to end family homelessness. The issue also offers insights from providers and families and incorporates photographs from the National Center on Family Homelessness exhibit, Looking … More

Council Policy Director Barbara DiPietro Article in Scientific World Journal

The Council’s Policy Director, Barbara DiPietro, published the article “Ill, Itinerant, and Insured: The Top 20 Users of Emergency Departments in Baltimore City,” along with colleagues Dana Kindermann and Stephen M. Schenkel, in the April 2012  Scientific World Journal. A study of the top 20 most frequent users of three emergency departments in Baltimore City found that 18 were … More

Stories from the Field podcast: The Rewards of Working in HCH

Our Stories from the Field podcast series continues with a discussion between Dr. Barbara Wismer of Tom Waddell Health Center in San Francisco and Scott Petersen of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless in Denver. Barbara and Scott discussed their work histories in the HCH field and what the works means to them as practitioners and providers.

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Live Training: LGBT Health Care and Housing: Strategies & Resources

Friday June 29, 2012
This full-day, live training presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council in partnership with The Fenway Institute and the Oasis Center, at the Oasis Center in Nashville, Tennessee will offer strategies, resources and information regarding services for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and adults. The training will include a description of … More