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New Adapted Clinical Guidelines for Providers Serving Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury

Find practical strategies for increasing access to care and improving patient outcomes for clients without homes who are coping with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in our new resource. TBI is the leading cause of death and disability among American children and young adults and is associated with disabilities that may interfere with individuals’ ability to maintain stable housing, employment, and … More

Read the Latest Respite News

Respite News

The latest issue of Respite News is available now. The November 2018 edition highlights the opening of new respite initiatives in Los Angeles, CA, and Bremerton, WA; archived materials from our recent Medical Respite Training Symposium; and more!
Read Respite News, or browse our archives.
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Read the November Edition of Council News: Diabetes in Focus

Council News

Our latest Council News features a variety of resources to improve diabetes treatment in patients experiencing homelessness; a preview of Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day; adapted clinical guidelines on traumatic brain injuries; a fact sheet on health insurance at HCH programs; upcoming webinars on oral health and diabetes and medical-legal partnerships; information on Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week… More

New Mobilizer: Mid-Term Election Roundup

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This special Mobilizer action alert provides a roundup of Monday’s mid-term election results. We are heartened to see expansions in health care and civil rights, as well as an increase in the diversity of people representing us in our government. Voting for people and ballot initiatives that best serve the HCH community is critical to ending homelessness. Learn how the … More

Oral Health and Diabetes for Patients Experiencing Homelessness

Presented by the National Network for Oral Health Access and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 12 p.m. CT
The National Network for Oral Health Access and the National HCH Council are partnering to present this webinar on oral health and diabetes for patients experiencing homelessness.
This webinar will review barriers to oral … More

Council Recognizes American Diabetes Month

This November, join the Council in recognizing American Diabetes Month. Diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2015. More than 30 million people have diabetes – over nine percent of the population. For those without homes, management of this disease is specifically challenging since maintaining a healthy diet is more difficult and refrigerating insulin … More

New Publications Examine the Consumer’s Role in Medical Respite Programs


Consumer engagement in governance has a historical relationship to medical respite. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has two new publications to help medical respite programs develop or expand consumer leadership and governance at their organizations.
From Recuperation to Life-Long Leadership: Consumer Governance in Medical Respite
This brief takes the lessons learned over the years in Health Care … More

New Mobilizer: Stand Up Against a Disgraceful Immigration Rule!

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A recently proposed regulation aims to significantly change the “public charge” test that has been a longstanding immigration policy for people seeking to enter the United States or apply for legal residency. This new rule would force immigrant families to choose between permanent legal status and basic human rights. Learn how you can oppose the regulation and fight back in … More

Reminder: HCH2019 Call for Proposals Closes October 29

The Call for Proposals has now closed, and decisions will be announced soon. Thank you to those who submitted proposals for HCH2019!
It’s not too late to submit a proposal for our 2019 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium! To be held from May 22-25 in Washington, D.C., our Conference will unite hundreds of providers, … More

New Fact Sheet Examines UDS Health Data Relevant to HCH Programs

The Uniform Data System (UDS) is a central repository for standardized health data from health centers funded under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. Our new report summarizes how the National HCH Council has utilized 2016 UDS data to provide technical assistance (TA) to 330(h) grantees and lookalikes to establish benchmarks, identify needs and prioritize new programs, demonstrate … More