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Council-CSH Report Shines a Light on Health Centers and Homeless Coordinated Entry Systems

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has partnered with the Corporation for Supportive Housing to release a new brief detailing how health centers can partner with local coordinated entry systems to prioritize the most vulnerable individuals for housing. “Health Centers and Coordinated Entry: How and Why to Engage With Local Homeless Systems” provides health center program … More

New Publication Offers Resources for Health Center & Housing Partnerships

Created in partnership with the Corporation for Supportive Housing, the National HCH Council’s new “Resources for Building Health Center & Housing Partnerships: Literature Review & Resource Bank” offers a user-friendly summary of evidence of the impact of supportive housing across different populations and outcomes. Surveying information ranging from peer-reviewed literature and white papers to program development resources and online data … More

Read the June Edition of Council News

Read the latest updates from the NHCHC in Council News. Our June edition features two new publications on health center partnerships; six ways to engage at HCH2017; new webinars on the value of Health Care for the Homeless and medical respite care financing; aid for organizing HCH Day events; and more!
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Demonstrating Value: Measuring the Value and Impact of the Health Care for the Homeless Grantees

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 2-3 p.m. CDT
Demonstrating the value of health centers is a necessary element of sustainability and measuring benefit. How value is assessed can range from illustrating cost effectiveness and evaluating performance measures to ensuring access to reliable, high-quality, and equitable care.
The purpose of this … More

New Mobilizer: Advancing Our Values–NOW

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Our May Mobilizer features a call from Council CEO Bobby Watts to reaffirm the value that Health Care is a Human Right–and that any health care legislation moving forward should improve access to health care coverage, protect comprehensive care, and improve access to preventive care. Read the letter, find out about the potential impact of the AHCA, and learn how … More

National HCH Council Seeking Communications Assistant

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is seeking to hire a new Communications Assistant! Help further the mission of the Council by supporting our integrated marketing and branding efforts and crafting effective communications such as newsletters, website content, social media, and print materials. Submissions are due by Friday, June 23, 2017.
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Financing Medical Respite Care: A Practical Discussion to Ensure Sustainability

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 2-3 p.m. CDT
As communities are looking to reduce health care costs and improve patient outcomes, medical respite care programs are filling a critical need for people who are experiencing homelessness. Whether providing hospitals with a safe and legal discharge option, or creating a bridge … More

Coffee Chat: End Of Life

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. CDT
Part of the “Coffee Chat” series for clinicians, this session will examine issues related to end of life. Clinicians caring for people experiencing homelessness facing end of life sometimes grapple with challenging situations, including clarifying the individual’s wishes and values, finding ways … More

Announcing Our HCH2017 Award Winners

We are excited to announce our HCH2017 award winners! The National HCH Council and our membership groups will honor these worthy individuals at our 2017 National HCH Conference. Congratulations to:

Dr. Janelle Goetcheus, MD, Christ House; Unity Health Care: winner of our Philip W. Brickner National Leadership Award
Charita McCollers, MSW, Lincoln Community Health Center – Health Care … More

Learn and Network at HCH2017’s Clinicians’ Network Reception


Enhance your National HCH Conference experience with a Networking Reception hosted by the HCH Clinicians’ Network from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, in the Grand Hyatt Washington’s Independence Ballroom. Special guest speaker Dr. Susan Partovi, Medical Director of Homeless Health Care Los Angeles, will headline the event, describing the advocacy efforts that providers in L.A. have undertaken to … More