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HCH2019 Call for Proposals Now Open!

The Call for Proposals has now closed, and decisions will be announced soon. Thank you to those who submitted proposals for HCH2019! 
We are now accepting proposals for the 2019 National HCH Conference! To be held from May 22-25 in Washington, D.C., our Conference will unite hundreds of providers, administrators, consumers, and advocates from across the HCH field to … More

New Policy Brief Explores Housing Development at Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

New Policy Brief

The National HCH Council has released a new policy brief “Housing is Health Care: A Case Study of Housing Development at an HCH Program.” Many health centers are prioritizing housing as an essential component of the health services they provide to vulnerable populations. This publication details the site-based housing development, property management, and integrated supportive services at the … More

Housing is Health Care: An In-Depth Look at Denver HCH’s Integrated Model of Care

Presented by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has been investing in supportive housing since 1990. Since that time, this comprehensive community health center has developed nearly 1,700 units of housing, and is one of the … More

There’s Still Time to Register for Our Medical Respite Training Symposium

2018 Medical Respite Training Symposium

It’s not too late to make plans to attend our first-ever Medical Respite Training Symposium from October 1-2 in Phoenix, AZ.
The challenges in medical respite care are numerous, and we are excited to bring you 17 CME-accredited workshops to help overcome obstacles to achieve programmatic success. After attending sessions on safety, staffing concerns, end-of-life care, housing strategies, and more, … More

Council Recognizes National Recovery Month

This September, join the Council in recognizing National Recovery Month. This observance celebrates the successes of those confronting mental illness or substance use disorder and raises awareness about treatment. Mental illness and substance use disorder can be both causes and results of homelessness, and people without homes are less likely to have access to adequate treatment or recovery services.
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A New Resource to #VisualizeHomelessness

In order to end homelessness, we must increase awareness about the lack of access to adequate housing and health care for people without homes. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is excited to unveil a catalog of new visual resources aimed at disseminating knowledge around the complexities and challenges of this nationwide crisis.
These downloadable graphics are … More

New Mobilizer: Work Requirements: Who “Deserves” Help?

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Senior Director of Policy Dr. Barbara DiPietro examines the concept of “the deserving poor” and shares ways to push back against work requirement legislation and harmful stereotypes in our latest Mobilizer. As more policies push for employment as a condition of receiving assistance from public programs, it is critical that we stand up for basic human rights for all… More

Implications of Medicaid Expansion on HCH Health Centers: Learning from Experience

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
As of this writing, Virginia and Maine are on the cusp of expanding Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act, an option that has drastically benefited people experiencing homelessness in states that haven chosen it so far. While this presents exciting opportunities for growth at Health … More

Highlighting the Advanced Operations Track at Our Medical Respite Symposium

2018 Medical Respite Training Symposium

Managing medical respite care can be challenging, and providers and administrators must balance competing priorities and achieve a high level of programmatic excellence to provide quality care. Our Advanced Operations Track at our Medical Respite Training Symposium in Phoenix, AZ, from October 1-2 offers CME-accredited workshops tackling a variety of issues to make your medical respite care program function at … More

Spotlight on the Clinical Track at Our Medical Respite Training Symposium

2018 Medical Respite Training Symposium

Learn how to achieve excellence in clinical practices in medical respite care with the Clinical Track at our Medical Respite Training Symposium in Phoenix, AZ, from October 1-2. These CME-accredited workshops highlight a diversity of clinical issues and techniques for establishing effective procedures around difficult topics encountered in medical respite, including palliative care, cognitive disorders, staffing, harm reduction methods, and … More