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Read the July Edition of Council News: Moving Forward in Our Mission

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Read about our upcoming 2018 Medical Respite Training Symposium, ongoing Strategic Planning process, new recommendations for end-of-life care for people without homes, and upcoming webinars in Council News. Also included: our Organizational Member spotlight on Seattle’s Neighborcare Health and advocacy opportunities.
Read Council News now, or visit our archives for more informative issues.… More

Moving Forward in Our Mission: An Update on the Council’s Strategic Planning Process

As you may be aware, the Council is in the midst of a Strategic Planning process that will guide our efforts for the next few years. Many of you who attended our 2018 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium in May took advantage of the opportunity to meet in focus groups or individually with our strategic … More

Organizational Member Spotlight: Neighborcare Health

As cities along the West Coast struggle with a burgeoning homelessness crisis, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s Organizational Member Neighborcare Health is celebrating 50 years of providing care to vulnerable populations across Seattle. A partner in the Health Care for the Homeless Network of King County, Neighborcare Health has four programs specifically aimed at providing care … More

Clinicians’ Coffee Chat: Encampments

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 1-2 p.m. CT
Homeless encampments are stark reminders of the lack of affordable, permanent housing in our country. In this first webinar of a four-part “Clinicians’ Coffee Chat” series, participants will share questions, wisdom, and resources on providing care for people living in encampments.
This … More

A Look Back at One Organizational Member’s Summer Solstice Success Celebration

We are excited to spotlight the efforts of our Organizational Member Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless (Oakland, CA) in joining other HCH programs across the United States to honor Summer Solstice Success Celebrations. Read more about Alameda’s event below, or visit our Summer Solstice resources to learn how other programs celebrated in 2018.
Homelessness Is Not Permanent!… More

National Consumer Advisory Board Newsletter: The Consumer Voice


The Council’s National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) gives people with lived experience of homelessness a voice in national issues involving the health care and housing of people without homes. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening with NCAB in our recently relaunched and improved newsletter: The Consumer Voice. This publication offers important information on housing and health care topics and shares … More

New Mobilizer: Founding Health Center Principles: Voter Registration and Advocacy!

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Learn how to take action for solutions to the opioid crisis, voter registration for people without homes, and more in our latest Mobilizer action alert. The health center movement—created during the struggle for civil rights—was founded on principles of democracy and civic engagement for underserved populations. This mission includes voter registration and advocacy to achieve health care justice. Engage with … More

Voter Registration and Engagement for the Health Care for the Homeless Community

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. ET
The central mission of Health Care for the Homeless programs is to empower those experiencing homelessness. Few endeavors are more empowering than participating in the democratic process by casting your own vote.
This webinar will cover how to plan and run voter … More

New Brief Examines Consumer Engagement in Health Center Governance

The Council’s “Recruiting and Retaining Consumers Experiencing Homelessness in Health Center Governance” brief discusses the challenges and solutions to engaging consumers in health center governance and organizational structures. As health centers and individuals committed to social justice principles, we all support consumer engagement. However, operationalizing those principles and values can be challenging.
This publication discusses common challenges and … More

New Case Study Examines Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations

New Resource

Our latest case study examines how the Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) at Hennepin Health in Minneapolis, MN, is addressing social determinants of health (to include housing). State Medicaid agencies are increasingly utilizing ACOs as an approach to redesign their health care delivery systems, and participating care providers in these states will experience significant changes in reimbursements and service organization/delivery.… More