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Minority Stress and Trauma-Informed Approaches

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and The Fenway Institute
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CT
Marginalized groups experience daily stressors related to their minority status through stigma, discrimination, and oppression. This form of chronic stress is traumatic, and it affects individuals directly as well as the community as a whole.
This webinar will … More

Council Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. More than 80,000 people die from alcohol-related deaths each year in the U.S., and more than 15 million people struggle with an alcohol use disorder. This illness affects those from all walks of life and requires sufficient treatment and support to overcome. Many people experiencing homelessness struggle with substance use, and addictive disorders may … More

New Funding Opportunity for Community Health Centers

Community Health Centers play a crucial role in filling the gap in access to health care for people experiencing homelessness. Direct Relief, in partnership with BD and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has extended a Request for Proposal to support community health centers with innovative programs in Medication Therapy Management, services that optimize therapeutic patient outcomes. … More

Announcing Our #HCH2018 Award Winners

The National HCH Council is excited to announce the five individuals and organizations to be honored at the Awards Lunch of our 2018 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium on Thursday, May 17, from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Learn more about the honorees below.

Philip W. Brickner National Leadership Award
John Parvensky, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

John Parvensky is the … More

Stand Up for Health, Housing, and Humanity at Our Rally

Note: This rally is made possible through private contributions to the Council.
Join us as we unite for “Health, Housing, & Humanity” at the close of our 2018 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium. We invite you to come together with us in a rally for social justice and permanent housing solutions at 5:15-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, … More

Run or Walk a Mile in My Shoes at #HCH2018!

Lace up your sneakers and come for an early morning run (or walk) with us and Mile in My Shoes at #HCH2018!
Join us on Thursday, May 17 at 5:30 a.m. for a walk/run to learn more about the Mile in My Shoes (MiMS) program. MiMS brings the power of running to people without homes and works to change perceptions … More

Council Recognizes National Public Health Week

Please join the Council in recognizing National Public Health Week from April 2-8. Engaging our communities and policy makers in conversations about how to promote healthy practices and increase access to care is crucial to the health of all. Recognizing the challenges and importance of access to public health care is especially critical to the health and well-being of the … More

New Mobilizer: Racial Equity, Budget Increases, and Grassroots Advocacy

Learn how you can advocate for racial equity in Mobilizer. Examining new findings from the Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities initiative, our latest action alert examines how we can call for the reversal of policies that have systematically discriminated against Americans of color, who are far more likely to experience homelessness than white Americans. Also included: a federal budget … More

Diabetes Alert Day Is March 27

Today, March 27, join the National HCH Council in recognizing Diabetes Alert Day. Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans, and nearly 1 in 4 adults with diabetes are unaware that they have the disease.
People experiencing homelessness face multiple challenges in managing chronic illnesses such as diabetes. Inadequate access to refrigeration for medication storage and a lack of proper nutrition … More

Archived Spring Virtual Training Webinars Are Now Available!

Thank you to everyone who attended the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s 2018 Spring Virtual Training. If you missed #HCHVirtual, now is your chance to view archived recordings of our webinars and download materials from all eight “Responding to Crises” sessions.
Visit our Archived Materials page to access recorded sessions on topics ranging from smoking in public … More

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