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Council Recognizes World Cancer Day

Join the Council in recognizing World Cancer Day. Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. Early cancer detection is key to successful treatment, and following recommended screening guidelines is imperative. People experiencing homelessness are less likely to receive important screenings or have access to treatment options due to a lack of health insurance and limited or no access … More

Council Recognizes American Heart Month

This February, join the Council in recognizing American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women; every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. People experiencing homelessness die from heart disease at much higher rates than those with stable housing due to risk factors including the prevalence of chronic health conditions and … More

Tips and Techniques to Support Residents Adapting to the Smoking Ban in Public Housing

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CT
Join us for the second session in our CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.”
In November 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a final rule requiring local public housing agencies (PHAs) to adopt … More

New Mobilizer: A Prescription for Housing (Literally)

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Our latest Mobilizer action alert features an interview with Hawaii State Senator and ER doctor, Josh Green, MD. Barbara DiPietro, the Council’s Senior Director of Policy, spoke with Senator Green about his experience integrating service and advocacy. Learn about the upcoming National Day of Action for health center funding; the new Medicaid eligibility work requirements; the opioid public health emergency; … More

Preparing and Responding to Natural Disasters: Health Care for the Homeless Perspectives

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 11 a.m-12 p.m. CDT
Join us for the first session in our CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.”
With recent natural disasters striking major metropolitan areas, the need for preparedness and response discussions has drastically increased. Preparing our health centers, our … More

Call for Nominations for Our Board of Directors: Submissions Due March 13

Please help us identify outstanding leaders so that the National HCH Council may continue to grow and prosper in its work: nominate individuals to serve as Board members and guide our direction during this critical time in homeless health care. Board members are elected for two-year terms, with a two-term consecutive limit. Officers are elected for one-year terms.
Board elections … More

Read the Latest Respite News

Respite News

The latest issue of Respite News is available now. The January 2018 edition features a call for listening session participants to discuss meaningful consumer engagement in medical respite; information on the Medical Respite Pre-Conference Institute at the 2018 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium; RCPN Steering Committee nominations reminder; and much more!
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New Healing Hands: Patient-Centered Care: Case Studies on End of Life

The Council’s latest Healing Hands examines Patient-Centered Care: Case Studies on End of Life. People without homes experience complex health needs that become increasingly difficult to manage when diagnosed with terminal illnesses. Caregivers must implement patient-centered palliative care methods and strategies that ensure the patient is at the center of the treatment process and are sensitive to relieving suffering … More

Read the January 2018 Edition of Council News: HCH2018 Is Coming

Council News

Read the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. Our first issue of 2018 features information on HCH2018 registration, consumer subsidies, calls for award and steering committee nominations; and exhibition and sponsorship opportunities. Also included is a limited-time offer for new members of the Council (including both reduced introductory dues and two Conference … More

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