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Mobilizer: Call Congress and Build Support for HCH!

Funding levels for the coming year will soon be debated and now is the time to let your Member of Congress know that housing and health care are your priorities. Letters in support of Health Centers are currently circulating in Congress and need your members’ support.  Also, starting March 31, Congress will be on “Spring Break” and back in their … More

Learn about a Promising Suicide Prevention Tool

Join us for a live training event on March 15, 2012, in Nashville’s Oasis Center. Dr. Kelly Posner, Director of the Center for Suicide Risk Assessment, Columbia University, will present on the C-SSRS Suicide Prevention tool with a question and answer session following the free presentation. The C-SSRS has been demonstrated in extensive international use to greatly increase the ability … More

Seattle Regional Training

Region 10 Fact Sheet | Training Program
Individuals and organizations interested in providing care and compassion to people experiencing homelessness met in Seattle on July 12 & 13, 2012, for a free regional training. This accredited training featured professional development and networking opportunities that served the needs of providers of homeless health care and shelter services. Presentation documentation is now … More

Self Care for Health Care Providers Podcast: Stretching at Work

As part of the Council podcast series Self-Care for Health Care Providers, Licensed Massage Therapist Janice Cathey guides listeners through simple stretches that can be done at work to relax and recharge. You can also listen to the first podcast on healthy eating at work here and Janice’s other podcast on mindful breathing here. If you have questions … More

Laying the Groundwork for Meeting QI/QA Program Expectations in an HCH Setting: Lessons learned in San Francisco

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
This webinar will feature lessons learned from the San Francisco Health Care for the Homeless program. After this webinar, participants will be able to provide examples for how 330(h) program expectations can be operationalized into day-to-day quality infrastructure, describe ways health information technology and decision support tools can be used to report on HCH outcomes of … More

Council Staff to Present at Community Research Partners

National Health Care for the Homeless Council Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Darlene Jenkins, will present on the Council’s Practice Based Research Network, one of the few nationally recognized networks, to Community Research Partners in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday, March 2. The presentation will highlight the unique collaboration among 35 health centers that serve homeless populations across the country, … More

Now Accepting Nominations for the RCPN Steering Committee

The Respite Care Providers’ Network (RCPN) is accepting nominations for its Steering Committee. The RCPN Steering Committee manages and directs the work of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council as it relates to medical respite care. To accomplish this work, the Committee meets monthly by teleconference and twice annually in-person; once in October at the Council headquarters in … More

Keeping Homeless Children Safe from Lead Poisoning

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
This workshop will discuss the issue of childhood lead poisoning, particularly as it relates to homeless families, program successes and challenges, and how the program can be implemented nationwide. Homeless children are at a particularly high risk for lead poisoning. A recent study shows homeless children in Philadelphia suffer from twice the rate of lead poisoning … 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.… More

The Health of LGBT People: Ending Disparities, Ending Invisibility

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
This webinar will describe health disparities found among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and some of the factors that influence these disparities. Participants will learn strategies for taking a sensitive history with LGBT people, ways of inquiring about and being supportive of a patient’s sexual orientation and gender identity, and resources and trainings available from … More