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Prepare for 2012: Schedule a Site Visit

As 2011 closes, the HCH community can reflect on the year’s accomplishments, but our work is not complete. One of the most important things you can do in the new year is build relationships with your elected officials before there is a crisis. Congress will adjourn for winter break next week and Members will be back in their home … More

December edition of Council News available now

The December edition of Council News is available now. This issue includes an interview with Dan Russell, CEO of Genesee County Community Mental Health; the latest information on technical assistance and training events; news from Clinicians’ Network and the National Consumer Advisory Board; policy updates; and links to research items, clinical resources and respite care news. Read the archive version … More

New Podcast: Advocacy on the Hill

During the 2011 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference in Washington, DC, staff from the Health Care for the Homeless project in Atlanta, Georgia, visited Representative John Lewis in his office on Capitol Hill.  While initially skeptical about the impact these visits could have on their work at home, Cathryn Marchman, a mental health social worker; Bridget Thompkins, a … More

Navigating our new website

We have made big changes to the look and navigation of our website. If you have any trouble finding something, please contact Morgan Porter,, for assistance. As with all transitions there may be a few bumps. Links have changed and things may not be where you bookmarked them. We are also still moving documents and resources over from the old format to the new. We hope you will find the new site easier to use. In the meantime, don't hesitate to contact us for help.

How to Partner With Your Local Housing Authority

Tuesday December 13, 2011
This webinar will focus on the barriers that public housing residents share with homeless individuals and the benefits of partnering with your local housing authority to surmount them. Alex Lehr O’Connell will also discuss HRSA’s Public Housing Primary Care Program.

Alex Lehr O’Connell, MPH, CPH; Manager, Technical Assistance and Consultation, Community Health Partners for Sustainability, … More

Memphis Regional Training

Join us on March 8 & 9, 2012 for a free regional training in Memphis, TN for individuals and organizations interested in providing care and compassion to people experiencing homelessness. This accredited training will feature professional development and networking opportunities in order to better serve the needs of providers of homeless health care and shelter services.

Clinical Recommendations for the Medical Respite Setting

The National HCH Council highlights the unique clinical work being offered in medical respite settings in this new publication. The recommendations focus on common admitting diagnoses from nine medical respite programs across the United States. Each diagnosis includes recommendations for assessment, management, prevention, and outcomes that can be used to determine discharge from the medical respite setting. Although this document … More

Patient Centered Medical Home Case Study featuring Yakima Neighborhood Health Services

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services, a member of the Council, and a 330 funded HCH program will share their journey as the first Community Health Center in Washington State to achieve Level 3 NCQA Recognition - for our 8th Street CHC, as well as our Satellite HCH clinic - Neighborhood Connections.

Home Visiting Program for Underserved Families (for Administrators)

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 for children. This webinar will teach administrators about a Home Visiting Program based in New Mexico and the resources necessary to run this type of program, including needs assessments, funding, community partnerships and staffing.

Wellness Podcast Series Launches

The National HCH Council launches its second podcast series Self-Care for HCH Providers. The first podcast in the series features suggestions for healthy eating for energy and focus in a busy day presented by Dr. Darlene Jenkins, Director of Research and Evaluation, National HCH Council, and Melissa DaSilva, Deputy Director, National HCH Council. Both are former community nutritionists. Dr. … More

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