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Break Free Alliance Tobacco Cessation Webinar Series

Break Free Alliance will be hosting a three-part webinar series in February 2012 to discuss and encourage dialogue among partners working to address tobacco use among homeless and formerly homeless populations. In 2009, Break Free Alliance facilitated an expert panel  to discuss tobacco use in homeless populations in order to develop and share recommendations on strategies to best address tobacco … More

Consumer Involvement in Governance Webinar

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Would you like to engage consumers in leadership decision-making at your HCH project? Are you considering developing a consumer advisory board? Hear from the Albuquerque HCH project about how its consumer advisory board and consumer board members have helped to maximize the ease of use and comfort of their facilities for all of their patients. Learn … More

January 2012 HCH Research Update

The HCH Research Update summarizes recent publications on health care, housing, and homelessness. The January issue, compiled from PubMed research database, includes relevant articles from approximately October through December 2011. Summaries are categorized into themes that vary by quarter.

Infection Control Policies and Practices for Medical Respite Program

Thursday, January 26, 2012
This webinar will describe infection control policies and practices to prevent the spread of infections related to respiratory disease, wounds, and gastrointestinal illnesses in medical respite programs. Medical respite programs provide post-acute clinical care and 24-hour bed rest to people experiencing homelessness and recuperating from illness or injury. With patients often sharing the same quarters, effective … More

Podcast: Mindful breathing for relaxation

As part of the Council podcast series Self-Care for Health Care Providers, Licensed Massage Therapist Janice Cathey guides listeners through simple breathing techniques for relaxation. You can also listen to the first podcast on healthy eating at work here. If you have questions or feedback about this podcast or any in our larger series, please contact Victoria Raschke… More

New Start and Planning Grant Webinar Series

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is hosting two ongoing webinar series for new Health Center Program grantees and health center planning grant recipients. National HCH Council Technical Assistance Consultant Claire Goyer will be presenting as part of webinar 7, Understanding and Serving Special Populations, of the New Grantee series. Please visit NACHC’s Training and Technical Assistance … More

Developing a Cold Weather Sheltering Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness Webinar

Thursday, January 12, 2012
With the arrival of the winter season, many communities are developing and activating emergency cold weather sheltering plans for people who are experiencing homelessness. This webinar, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, will provide … More

2013 Ellen Dailey Award: Call for Nominations

Ellen Dailey was the mother of the consumer movement within the homeless healthcare community. Many consumers have carried on the work Ellen helped start, whether by promoting the consumers’ voice, helping neighbors experiencing homelessness, or advocating to end the tragedy of homelessness.
NCAB and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council encourage you to nominate a consumer who has … More

Council staff blogs for

A series of blogs written by Sabrina Edgington, Program and Policy Specialist, discusses homelessness issues relevant to the hospital finance sector. Health Center providers are encouraged to share these blogs with partnering hospitals.
Addressing Homelessness Through Better Documentation
Hospitals Play a Key Role in Preventing Exposure-Related Injuries for People Experiencing Homelessness
Addressing Systemic Barriers to Efficient Discharge Planning
Can Federally … More

Registration open for 340B Coalition winter conference

The 340B Coalition represents the thousands of safety net providers and programs participating in the Public Health Service’s Section 340B drug discount program. Registration is open for the 8th Annual 340B Coalition Winter Conference which will bring together hundreds of stakeholders, including many National HCH Council members, to the historic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA on February 29 … More