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New Podcast Released on Yoga at Work

As part of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s podcast series Self-Care for Health Care Providers, licensed massage therapist Janice Cathey guides listeners through an easy yoga routine that can be done at work to relax and recharge. You can also listen to other Council podcasts listed on our homepage or at iTunes.
If you have … More

New Healing Hands: Hepatitis C Update

The spring issue of Healing Hands, Hepatitis C Update, examines the prevalence of Hepatitis C among persons experiencing homelessness and discusses risk factors, testing strategies, treatment, and prevention.
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 … More

Midwest Health & Housing Conference

July 15 – 16, 2013 | Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago
Jointly sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Join colleagues from across the country for two full days of professional development at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s Midwest Health & Housing Conference, July 15 – 16, 2013, … More

Assessing President Obama’s Budget Request

Last week, the president submitted his FY14 budget request, laying out his priorities in financial terms. While presidents’ budgets are rarely anything more than a statement of philosophy, these are important markers for the national budget discussion for the next year. Some highlights of this year’s budget request include health centers maintaining their $700 million increase in ACA funds and … More

Community Health Workers at Northeast Regional Training

Sergio Matos, founder and executive director of the Community Health Worker Network of New York, will deliver the keynote address during the special plenary session luncheon at the 2013 National Health Care for the Homeless Northeast Regional Training. Matos will talk about the meaningful health interventions that can lessen both the human and financial costs of homelessness. He will also … More

Teaching Health Centers: A Case Study

Many health centers recognize the benefit of having residents serve patients and learn at their sites and, thus, consider themselves to be “Teaching Health Centers” (THC). However, many of these health centers are not accredited and do not receive additional funding for providing these educational opportunities.
Last spring, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council conducted a survey of … More

Consumer Involvement in Governance—Chicago

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Would you like to engage consumers in leadership decision-making at your health care for the homeless project? Are you considering developing a consumer advisory board? In this webinar, consumer leaders will discuss how consumer advisory boards and consumer board members have helped to maximize the ease of use and comfort of their facilities for all of … More

Let’s Work Together: HCH and CoC Collaborations

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
This webinar will address the dynamic role of Continuums of Care in addressing homelessness while defining the array of services available to vulnerable populations. The presenters will describe the many opportunities to learn, communicate, collaborate, and integrate CoC and HCH training, planning, services, and programs to better serve people experiencing homelessness and other underserved populations.
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Emergency Planning at Northeast Regional Training

People experiencing homelessness are at a much higher disaster risk than their housed counterparts. Among other factors, lack of shelter, inadequate access to emergency information, limited social supports, and complex physical and behavioral health needs warrant special attention to this population when disaster planning.
At the upcoming Northeast Regional Training, Sabrina Edgington will lead a workshop track on emergency preparedness. … More

Opportunities Ahead but Sequester Cuts Remain

This week the Continuing Resolution funding the government through September 30 was signed into law. Health centers received an $300 million increase in combined annual and Affordable Care Act funding, but the automatic cuts of the sequester remain in effect. The $300 million increase will allow health centers to absorb the $120 million reduction from sequestration and provide $180 million … More