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Call for Steering Committee Nominations: Submissions Due Feb. 23

The National HCH Council is seeking Steering Committee nominations for its three membership groups: The HCH Clinicians’ Network, National Consumer Advisory Board, and Respite Care Providers’ Network. These groups are critical to our efforts to improve homeless health care and end homelessness.
The HCH Clinicians’ Network Steering Committee is open to any hands-on providers in any discipline … More

Nominations for HCH2018 Awards Due February 23

Nominations are open for several awards to be presented at the 2018 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium by the National HCH Council and its membership groups.
Presented by the Council’s Board of Directors, the Philip W. Brickner National Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has significantly strengthened service and advocacy addressing the health status of people without homes.… More

Dr. Howard Pinderhughes to Address 2018 National HCH Conference

Dr. Howard Pinderhughes

Join us at the 2018 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium for a keynote address from Howard Pinderhughes, PhD, social and behavioral scientist and associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco. 
Dr. Pinderhughes is a leading researcher in the areas of race relations among youth and adolescent violence prevention and intervention and … More

HCH2018 Consumer Subsidy Applications Due February 23

The National HCH Council is excited to offer a limited number of consumer subsidies towards the cost of attending our 2018 National HCH Conference in Minneapolis, MN, on May 15-18. These awards will help cover registration, lodging, a meal stipend, and partial travel expenses. Eligible applicants are those who have experienced homelessness and used services at a Health Care for … More

2018 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium Registration Is Now Open!

Registration is now open for our 2018 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium! Join us at HCH2018 from May 15-18 in Minneapolis, MN, as we explore what it means to be “Working Together for Community” through intensive trainings in health care and homelessness. Register to learn and network with hundreds of colleagues from across the U.S. at this singular … More

New Resource: A Quick Guide to Creating a Culture of Safety at Health Centers

For vulnerable populations, feeling “safe” involves not only the physical environment, but also emotional and psychological well-being. The National HCH Council’s National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) has worked with clinicians and administrators across the United States to develop a guide to Creating a Culture of Safety at Health Centers.
Responding to the findings of a recent survey conducted by … More

Observing Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

Today we honor the many who have died while living without a home. On Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day (HPMD) we not only remember those we have lost, but also recommit ourselves to fighting for a world where no life is lived or lost in homelessness. Learn why we remember this day each year through our HPMD Public Statement and Advocacy … More

Read the December Edition of Council News: Honoring Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

Council News

Read the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. Our December issue features our resources and upcoming chat on Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day; new publications on health center safety and health and housing partnerships; information about our upcoming HCH2018 Conference and 2018 Spring Virtual Training; and more.
Read Council News now, or visit our archives… More

New Mobilizer: Self-Care Training Regimen for the Revolution

Take Action

Our latest Mobilizer action alert features critical tips on self-care during a revolution from author and advocate Matt Bennett as well as other activists. As we prepare for a year filled with policy perils and election chaos, we recognize that advocates must not only care for others, but for themselves.  Learn more in our action alert–and find information on … More

A Day of Remembrance: Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, December 21st

On December 21st we will remember those who have died while living without a home. Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day is a time to honor those we have lost and renew our focus to end homelessness. Every year the day is observed with events unique to each community. Please consider planning or attending an event in honor of those lives lost … More

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