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Laying the Groundwork for Meeting QI/QA Program Expectations in an HCH Setting: Lessons learned in San Francisco

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
This webinar will feature lessons learned from the San Francisco Health Care for the Homeless program. After this webinar, participants will be able to provide examples for how 330(h) program expectations can be operationalized into day-to-day quality infrastructure, describe ways health information technology and decision support tools can be used to report on HCH outcomes of … More

Council Staff to Present at Community Research Partners

National Health Care for the Homeless Council Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Darlene Jenkins, will present on the Council’s Practice Based Research Network, one of the few nationally recognized networks, to Community Research Partners in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday, March 2. The presentation will highlight the unique collaboration among 35 health centers that serve homeless populations across the country, … More

Now Accepting Nominations for the RCPN Steering Committee

The Respite Care Providers’ Network (RCPN) is accepting nominations for its Steering Committee. The RCPN Steering Committee manages and directs the work of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council as it relates to medical respite care. To accomplish this work, the Committee meets monthly by teleconference and twice annually in-person; once in October at the Council headquarters in … More

Keeping Homeless Children Safe from Lead Poisoning

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
This workshop will discuss the issue of childhood lead poisoning, particularly as it relates to homeless families, program successes and challenges, and how the program can be implemented nationwide. Homeless children are at a particularly high risk for lead poisoning. A recent study shows homeless children in Philadelphia suffer from twice the rate of lead poisoning … More

Navigating Our New Website

We have made big changes to the look and navigation of our website. If you have any trouble finding something, please contact Morgan Porter,, for assistance.… More

The Health of LGBT People: Ending Disparities, Ending Invisibility

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
This webinar will describe health disparities found among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and some of the factors that influence these disparities. Participants will learn strategies for taking a sensitive history with LGBT people, ways of inquiring about and being supportive of a patient’s sexual orientation and gender identity, and resources and trainings available from … More

Deadline for AAPCHO’s OUR STORIES National Contest has been extended

The deadline for the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organization’s OUR STORIES National Contest has been extended until Wednesday, February 8, 2012!
Tell us about your unique experience with Community Health Centers (CHCs) and community leadership. Respond to at least one of the questions below with a video, essay, or photo entry and tell us your story.… More

Break Free Alliance Tobacco Cessation Webinar Series

Break Free Alliance will be hosting a three-part webinar series in February 2012 to discuss and encourage dialogue among partners working to address tobacco use among homeless and formerly homeless populations. In 2009, Break Free Alliance facilitated an expert panel  to discuss tobacco use in homeless populations in order to develop and share recommendations on strategies to best address tobacco … More

Consumer Involvement in Governance Webinar

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Would you like to engage consumers in leadership decision-making at your HCH project? Are you considering developing a consumer advisory board? Hear from the Albuquerque HCH project about how its consumer advisory board and consumer board members have helped to maximize the ease of use and comfort of their facilities for all of their patients. Learn … More

January 2012 HCH Research Update

The HCH Research Update summarizes recent publications on health care, housing, and homelessness. The January issue, compiled from PubMed research database, includes relevant articles from approximately October through December 2011. Summaries are categorized into themes that vary by quarter.