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Volunteers Needed for National Housing Inventory and Point-in-Time Counts

As the new year quickly approaches, Continuums of Care across the US are prepping for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual Housing Inventory and Point-in-Time counts.
During one night in the last 10 days of January, local planners and CoCs will conduct a one-night count of each city’s sheltered and unsheltered homeless populations. According to HUD, these “snapshot” … More

New Policy and Practice Brief: Improving Care Transitions for People Experiencing Homelessness

Care transitions refer to the movement of patients between health care locations, providers, or different levels of care within the same location as their conditions and care needs change. While health reform has created a number of new initiatives, care transition for people who are experiencing homelessness is challenging due to lack of affordable housing and transportation options, poor health … More

Jenkins Appears in Recently Published Journal

Contributing to “Health Status and Health Care Experiences among Homeless Patients”, Darlene Jenkins, DrPH, Research Director for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, was recently published in the journal Health Services Research. In a collaboration with Lydie Lebrun-Harris, Travis Baggett, Alek Sripipatana, Ravi Sharma, A. Seiji Hayashi, Charles Daly, and Quyen Ngo-Metzger, Dr. Jenkins’s article presented findings … More

Self-Care Basics in HCH Settings

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
This webinar will look at how to check-in with yourself, offer some techniques for self-care, and discuss resources for getting help if you need it. Taking care of ourselves is always important, but it can be especially challenging for those in caring professions. Burnout, or compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma pose risks to the well-being of … More

NCAB Leadership Participates in National Study

In October of this year, researchers at UCLA invited NCAB leadership to participate on an Enabling Services research panel. Enabling Services are non-medical services that are delivered by primary care practices to facilitate low-income patients’ access to healthcare services. The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute sponsored the research panel. Funded through the Affordable Care Act, PCORI involves the consumer voice … More

Don’t Let Congress Bargain Away the Safety Net!

Whether you call it the ‘fiscal cliff’, ‘fiscal slope’, or ‘fiscal bunny slope’, it is clear that deficit reduction negotiations could include significant reductions to health centers, affordable housing, Medicaid, and other safety net programs. Call your Members of Congress and tell them to make the protection of safety net programs their priority.  Full Mobilizer here.… More

Deadline to Submit NCAB Leadership Nominations Is Friday, December 14

The National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) invites you to nominate yourself or another consumer for a position on the Steering Committee or as a Regional Representative. NCAB leaders participate in national consumer surveys, present at national conferences and regional trainings, and provide training to start and maintain Consumer Advisory Boards throughout the country. Through these and other activities NCAB leaders … More

Charles Drew Welcomes New Community Health Workers

Charles Drew Health Center is one of the 10 Health Care for the Homeless projects working with the National HCH Council on the project “Community Health Workers and HCH: A Partnership to Promote Primary Care”. Over the past few months, Pat Christopher, Homeless Clinic Coordinator/Behavioral Health Supervisor, has worked hard to collaborate with two local hospitals in Omaha, Nebraska, to … More

What Will It Take to Develop the Homeless Workforce?

Saffron Strand is now accepting workshop proposals for its fourth annual conference on employment-focused solutions to homelessness.
Developing the Homeless Workforce: What Will It Take? will be held June 17-18, 2013, at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium in Richmond, California. The conference will include 24 workshops, providing a holistic, collaborative perspective and framework for action among employment, housing, and health care … More

Research update focuses on HIV/AIDS among individuals experiencing homelessness

As World AIDS Day approaches on December 1, the National HCH Council has released a review of recent literature regarding HIV/AIDS among persons experiencing homelessness. Special attention is given to research on HIV risk behaviors, predictors of HIV testing utilization, and promising HIV testing strategies for both youth and adult populations experiencing homelessness.
In Focus | December 2012: HIV/AIDS among … More