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Council Encourages CMS to Communicate with States About Homelessness, PSH and Medical Respite Care

Together with other national colleagues, the Council has requested CMS encourage states to exercise their existing options under Medicaid to cover services delivered in permanent supportive housing (PSH) and medical respite care settings. We hope CMS will consider folding the contents of this letter into its existing efforts to highlight the health care services homeless individuals can be accessing through … More

Clinicians’ Network Releases Updated Workplace Violence Guidelines

Workplace Violence: Prevention & Intervention Guidelines for Homeless Services Providers, provides examples of policies, procedures and protocols from six homeless health care projects with practical information for creating a safer environment for consumers and staff in Health Care for the Homeless Projects. The guidelines discuss measures for identifying risk factors for violence, roles in prevention and protection, responding to … More

2011 Health Care for the Homeless Regional Training – Albuquerque

Thursday November 10, 2011 – Friday November 11, 2011 Click here to view the full schedule of events for the 2011 Health Care for the Homeless Regional Training in Albuquerque. It is jointly sponsored by Vanderbilt School of Medicine and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.… More

Council launches new podcast series

The Council is excited to announce the launch of our new podcast series: Stories from the Field featuring the voices of HCH providers, consumers and federal colleagues. The series begins with an interview with Jennifer Ho, Deputy Director for Accountability Management at the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. Deputy Ho spoke with John Lozier, NHCHC Executive Director, at the … More

Organizing Homeless Persons Memorial Day Events

This webinar will introduce Homeless Persons Memorial Day (December 21), which honors all those who have passed away without housing. Presenters will describe past events and discuss ideas for how communities can plan their own memorials.
Presenters

Joseph Benson, Community Outreach Worker, Health Care for the Homeless – Houston
Valarie Dowell, Community Health Worker, Cincinnati Health Network
Katy Valesky… More

Home Visiting Program for Underserved Families (for Clinicians)

Monday, November 14, 2011
This webinar will teach clinicians about the services, tools and challenges involved in working within a Home Visiting Program in New Mexico. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program is a federally funded initiative to provide educational, preventive, and social services to at-risk families to foster positive parent-child relationships that result in healthy outcomes … More

Managing Chronic Pain for Adults Experiencing Homelessness

The HCH Clinicians’ Network has developed Adapting Your Practice: Recommendations for the Care of Homeless Adults with Chronic Non-Malignant Pain (edited by Patricia Post, MPA) in response to reported needs from a 2010 chronic pain management survey of the Clinicians’ Network and the Respite Care Providers’ Network memberships. This webinar will highlight major components of the recommendations.
Presenters:

Barbara Wismer… More

Coordinated Care for the Homeless Population

This webinar, presented in collaboration with the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, is an overview of Community Mental Health and Health Care for the Homeless services. There will be four case study presentations on successfully working in a partnership.
Presenters:

Barbara DiPietro, PhD; Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Kathy Reynolds, Vice President, Health Integration … More

Rural Health Centers: Wyoming’s Story

In this webinar, Patrick Monahan, executive director of the Wyoming Primary Care Association, will discuss the differences between urban and rural health centers, highlighting the unique circumstances that have an impact on health care delivery in rural communities as illustrated by the health care environment in Wyoming.
Presenters:

Patrick Monahan, Executive Director, Wyoming Primary CareAssociation
Tina Linkenauger, CEO, Sweetwater County … More

Detroit Regional Training

Join our free regional training for homeless health care practitioners and advocates at the Westin in Southfield, Michigan, this September. The Council’s Region 5 Fact Sheet explains some of the health- and housing-related challenges that workshops will address. This accredited training will feature professional development and networking opportunities, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.
This activity has been planned … More

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