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CSH Webinar: Integrated Supportive Housing and Health Center Partnerships Serving Older Adults with Complex Needs

Presented by the Corporation for Supportive Housing
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 | 1 p.m. CT
Formerly homeless and vulnerable adults aging in supportive housing have specific housing and health needs. This webinar will examine effective integrated health center and housing models profiled in the CSH and National Health Care for the Homeless Council publication, Profiles Bridging Health & Housing. … More

Serving Patients Experiencing Homelessness in Hospital Systems

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CST
Patients experiencing homelessness have complex needs that are difficult to meet in fragmented systems. Providing coordinated care helps to better manage conditions, reduce emergency department visits, and increase patient outcomes. Hospitals systems are integral partners in serving this vulnerable population.
This on-demand … More

Making the Connection: Improving the Relationship Between Shelters and Health Centers

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CT
Join us for another session in our CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.”
With a multitude of case management obligations, constant staff turnover, and an important emphasis on housing first – it can be difficult for emergency shelter … More

The Aftermath of Disaster: Addressing Trauma with Mental Health First Aid

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT
Don’t miss this upcoming session in our CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.”
Tragedy hits a community. An entire community, an encampment, or group of people experience an intense psychological trauma accompanied by loss of home, safety, … More

San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak: An HCH Health Center’s Involvement in Disaster Response

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CT
Join us for another session in our CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.”
In 2017, an unprecedented outbreak of Hepatitis A occurred in the County of San Diego. Individuals experiencing homelessness and/or those using illicit drugs were primarily … More

Apply to Become the Council’s New Training Coordinator

The National HCH Council is seeking to hire a new Training Coordinator! Help further the work of the Council by coordinating logistics and educational content for our organization’s major training events, including our annual National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium, Regional Training, and Spring Virtual Training. This staff member will serve as the point person for these events in … More

Funding (Finally) Secured for Health Centers!

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is pleased that Congress has fixed the Health Center Funding cliff, giving Health Centers two additional years of funding through Fiscal Year 2019. The legislation passed very early this morning as part of a budget deal to keep the government running through March 23. Many other programs that support the HCH community … More

Understanding the Health Impacts of Weather on People Experiencing Homelessness: Using Research to Inform Healthy Public Policy

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 11 a.m-12 p.m. CT
Join us for another session in our CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.”
People experiencing homelessness are vulnerable to the adverse health impacts of weather, and these impacts may worsen with climate change. This study was conducted … More

Read the February Edition of Council News: HCH Goes Virtual

Council News

Learn about our #HCHVirtual webinar series (and two newly announced sessions!), #HCH2018 news, Board nominations, a Health Center funding update, and more in Council News. Also included: a new webinar on the HCH Model of Care, our Lozier Scholarship, and new HCH jobs.
Read Council News now, or visit our archives for more informative … More

Introduction to the Health Care for the Homeless Model of Care

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CT
Meeting the complex needs of patients experiencing homelessness can be difficult to do in traditional health care settings. Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Programs are specifically designed to meet the specialized health care needs of these patients.
This webinar will give … More

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