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The National HCH Council releases a policy & practice brief entitled Clinical Challenges in Permanent Supportive Housing, which highlights issues faced by clinicians in the field in providing direct services and makes policy and practice recommendations to help strengthen this growing model of care.  The brief is also directed at administrators and policymakers so they may better understand these … More

Patient Centered Medical Home Case Study Featuring Mary Howard Health Center

This webinar is the third in a four-part series on Patient Centered Medical Home; recordings and presentations from previous webinars are available in the "Webinar Archives" section below. In this case study of Mary Howard, a nurse-managed health center, presenters will discuss the NCQA's PCMH standards and how they relate to an HCH grantee, the role of outreach staff and a Trans-disciplinary Team in securing level 3 PCMH certification, and resources to help in preparing for the PCMH evaluation.

HCH physician Dr. Jim Withers featured on CBS Evening News

As part of the Assignment America series, Dr. Jim Withers, Operation Safety Net, Pittsburgh, PA, was featured on the CBS Evening News on October 21, 2011. The segment highlights the work Dr. Withers and Operation Safety Net have done to reduce the number of people living on the streets by half since they began.… More

Addressing Key Preventive Health Measures in Health Care for the Homeless Settings

October 27, 2011
This webinar will highlight major components of the recommendations and clinician experiences from the field. The HCH Clinicians’ Network has developed Health Care Delivery Strategies: Addressing Key Preventive Health Measures in Homeless Health Care Settings (edited by Patricia Sergeant, MPH) to help clinicians prioritize preventive health measures during primary care visits.

Gregory Morris, PA-C; Director of … More

Council Podcast Series Continues

Paul Leon, CEO and President of the Illumination Foundation in Orange County, California, sat down with Claire Goyer, Technical Assistance Coordinator for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, to share his personal journey from public health nurse to homeless health care provider and advocate who sparked a grass roots success story.

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National Health Care for the Homeless Mobilizer

There are plenty of opportunities for health centers to engage in positive change, in spite of a difficult political situation. The Administration is making resources available to community providers-inside you will find two federal grant opportunities and new proposed rules for Medicaid enrollment that will go into effect in 2014.
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HRSA’s Child Health Day

Child Health Day – October 3rd The first Monday of October is Child Health Day. This October marks 83rd annual celebration of Child Health Day. The Health Resources and services administration (HRSA) and maternal and child health professionals across America remind us that nothing is more important the health of our children. HRSA’s Child Health Day page offers links to … More

Community Health Worker Policy Brief: Financing and Administration

This policy brief describes federal and state financing methods and opportunities for expanding these models as part of health reform, highlights three state case studies, and provides recommendations for a range of policymakers and administrators.… More

Health Care for the Homeless FAQ

This FAQ on Health Care for the Homeless answers 10 basic questions many people ask about the definition of homelessness, the connection between homelessness and health care, the services available from HCH grantees, and much more. Policymakers, Council members, and others in the community should find this a helpful and educational tool.… More

Council Responds to Federal Medicaid Enrollment Regulations

Draft regulations recently issued by CMS outline new approaches to Medicaid eligibility, enrollment and re-determination. The Council has drafted a response and is seeking endorsing signatures. Comments to CMS are due by October 31, 2011. Please consider signing on to our letter, or submitting comments of your own. This is an opportunity to shape decisions that directly impact our clients … More

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