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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

Report Presents Phase 1 Findings of Veterans Research Initiative

Over 22,000 veterans received services from Health Care for the Homeless  grantees in 2011, yet existing research is predominantly focused on unstably housed veterans served by the Veterans Health Administration. To examine the characteristics and needs of veterans within the HCH setting, the National HCH Council launched a veterans research initiative in December 2011. In phase 1 of the initiative, … More

Council Board Member Discusses Sandy, Home, and More

National Health Care for the Homeless Council board member Kevin Lindamood spoke with Baltimore public radio station WYPR recently, commenting on Hurricane Sandy, the value of worth, and the importance of home. President and CEO of Health Care for the Homeless, Inc., Lindamood also discussed the false distinctions surrounding homelessness.
Listen to Lindamood’s segment by visiting the Health Care for … More

Interviews examine complex comorbidities in individuals experiencing homelessness

Managing patients who have multiple chronic conditions presents many challenges to providers and requires a high level of integrated care to be successful. This resource from the HCH Clinicians’ Network provides a brief summary of the literature on the impact of multiple chronic conditions on the U.S. and highlights practices from four Health Care for the Homeless grantees to identify … More

Case Study Identifies Key Practices of HCH Quality Leaders

With increased focus on quality of care and improvement processes, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council identified four HCH grantees leading the way in key quality measures. This case study highlights these high-performing grantees, including practices they have instituted to improve and support quality of care and the techniques they use to track, evaluate, and improve their performances.… More