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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

Council Encourages CMS to Communicate with States About Homelessness, PSH and Medical Respite Care

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

Clinicians’ Network Releases Updated Workplace Violence Guidelines

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

2011 Health Care for the Homeless Regional Training – Albuquerque

Thursday November 10, 2011 – Friday November 11, 2011 Click here to view the full schedule of events for the 2011 Health Care for the Homeless Regional Training in Albuquerque. It is jointly sponsored by Vanderbilt School of Medicine and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.… More

Council launches new podcast series

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

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