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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

Read the Latest Issue of Respite News

The April issue of Respite News highlights conference activities of interest to medical respite program providers, Boston’s High Users of Emergency Services (HUES) initiative, the development of universal standards for medical respite programs, and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s policy statement on medical respite services.… More

2012 Ellen Dailey Awardees Announced

The National Consumer Advisory Board and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council are pleased to announce the 2012 Ellen Dailey Awardees:  Cary Carner from Denver, CO and Sue Campbell from Las Cruces, NM!  These exemplary consumer advocates have carried on the legacy of Ellen Dailey and will be honored at our National Conference in Kansas City.  Please visit … More

Council Responds to USA Today Article on Health Centers

Last week USA Today published “Community Health Centers Under Pressure to Improve Care,” an article questioning Health Center performance. National Health Care for the Homeless Council Executive Director John Lozier wrote a letter to the editor in response highlighting areas where Health Centers are performing above the national average while treating the sickest patients burdened with the greatest barriers to … More

The HCH Practiced-Based Research Network Publishes First Journal Article

Results from the first study conducted with the HCH Practice-Based Research Network were recently published. “Contraceptive Services for Women Experiencing Homelessness” co-authored by Barry Saver, MD, MPH, Linda Weinreb, MD, Lillian Gelberg, MD, MSPH, and Suzanne Zerger, PhD, appears in Volume 52, Issue 2, of Women & Health. The investigators surveyed HCH providers regarding the availability of contraceptive services … More

Stories from the Field: Music Makes the Difference – David Hallmark

In this installment of the Council podcast series Stories from the Field, Council Technical Assistant Consultant Sharon Brammer, talks with David Hallmark, Program Specialist at Parkland Health & Hospital, about how he came to work in the HCH field, his love of music and how music helped him help others.

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5 Pre-Conference Institutes offered in Kansas City

As you make plans to be part of the 2012 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium, be sure to register for one of five Pre-Conference Institutes on May 15th. These daylong sessions, led by national homeless health care experts, will delve deeply into topics of high priority to our field: Patient Centered Medical Home… More