Together with other national colleagues, the Council has requested CMS encourage states to exercise their existing options under Medicaid to cover services delivered in permanent supportive housing (PSH) and medical respite care settings. We hope CMS will consider folding the contents of this letter into its existing efforts to highlight the health care services homeless individuals can be accessing through … More
Workplace Violence: Prevention & Intervention Guidelines for Homeless Services Providers, provides examples of policies, procedures and protocols from six homeless health care projects with practical information for creating a safer environment for consumers and staff in Health Care for the Homeless Projects. The guidelines discuss measures for identifying risk factors for violence, roles in prevention and protection, responding to … More
The Council is excited to announce the launch of our new podcast series: Stories from the Field featuring the voices of HCH providers, consumers and federal colleagues. The series begins with an interview with Jennifer Ho, Deputy Director for Accountability Management at the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. Deputy Ho spoke with John Lozier, NHCHC Executive Director, at the … More
This webinar will introduce Homeless Persons Memorial Day (December 21), which honors all those who have passed away without housing. Presenters will describe past events and discuss ideas for how communities can plan their own memorials.
Joseph Benson, Community Outreach Worker, Health Care for the Homeless – Houston
Valarie Dowell, Community Health Worker, Cincinnati Health Network
Katy Valesky… More
Monday, November 14, 2011
This webinar will teach clinicians about the services, tools and challenges involved in working within a Home Visiting Program in New Mexico. 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 … More
The HCH Clinicians’ Network has developed Adapting Your Practice: Recommendations for the Care of Homeless Adults with Chronic Non-Malignant Pain (edited by Patricia Post, MPA) in response to reported needs from a 2010 chronic pain management survey of the Clinicians’ Network and the Respite Care Providers’ Network memberships. This webinar will highlight major components of the recommendations.
Barbara Wismer… More
This webinar, presented in collaboration with the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, is an overview of Community Mental Health and Health Care for the Homeless services. There will be four case study presentations on successfully working in a partnership.
Barbara DiPietro, PhD; Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Kathy Reynolds, Vice President, Health Integration … More
In this webinar, Patrick Monahan, executive director of the Wyoming Primary Care Association, will discuss the differences between urban and rural health centers, highlighting the unique circumstances that have an impact on health care delivery in rural communities as illustrated by the health care environment in Wyoming.
Patrick Monahan, Executive Director, Wyoming Primary CareAssociation
Tina Linkenauger, CEO, Sweetwater County … More
Join our free regional training for homeless health care practitioners and advocates at the Westin in Southfield, Michigan, this September. The Council’s Region 5 Fact Sheet explains some of the health- and housing-related challenges that workshops will address. This accredited training will feature professional development and networking opportunities, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.
This activity has been planned … More