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The Role of Hospitals in Addressing Barriers to Care

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CST
For patients experiencing homelessness, health issues are easily exacerbated by the harsh conditions and stress of living without homes. Access to coordinated, comprehensive health care and community services is essential to providing better health outcomes, but navigating community health systems can be … More

Council Recognizes Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

This March, join the Council in recognizing Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Proper screenings beginning at age 50 can reduce this mortality significantly, yet people experiencing homelessness are less likely to receive such cancer screenings than individuals with stable housing.
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Council Issues Statement on Proposed Medicaid Restrictions

The National HCH Council has issued a statement responding to recent guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that proposes work requirements and other restrictions on Medicaid eligibility. These new provisions would prevent access to care and prove harmful for the HCH community and the vulnerable populations we serve.
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New Mobilizer: Immigrant Rights and Work Requirement Fights

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Our latest Mobilizer action alert features an interview about immigration policy and opportunities for collective advocacy with Staff Attorney Alvaro M. Huerta of the National Immigration Law Center. Read the interview, learn how you can speak out about work requirements for Medicaid and other harmful provisions, and find critical policy news in our new action alert.
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New 2016-17 Annual Report Showcases Council’s Ongoing Work to End Homelessness

The National HCH Council is pleased to announce the release of our 2016-17 Annual Report, which highlights our major accomplishments and selected highlights from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017.
In changing times, the Council has remained resolutely on the front lines of ensuring high-quality health care for people without homes and addressing the systemic causes of homelessness. … More

Join Us: #HCHVirtual Starts Feb. 28!

The National HCH Council is excited to launch #HCHVirtual on Feb. 28! It’s not to late to register for our free, CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.” From Feb. 28-March 8 we will present eight in-depth sessions exploring topics such as the health impacts of weather on people without homes, using mental first aid to address … More

CSH Webinar: Integrated Supportive Housing and Health Center Partnerships Serving Older Adults with Complex Needs

Presented by the Corporation for Supportive Housing
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 | 1 p.m. CT
Formerly homeless and vulnerable adults aging in supportive housing have specific housing and health needs. This webinar will examine effective integrated health center and housing models profiled in the CSH and National Health Care for the Homeless Council publication, Profiles Bridging Health & Housing. … More

Serving Patients Experiencing Homelessness in Hospital Systems

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CST
Patients experiencing homelessness have complex needs that are difficult to meet in fragmented systems. Providing coordinated care helps to better manage conditions, reduce emergency department visits, and increase patient outcomes. Hospitals systems are integral partners in serving this vulnerable population.
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Making the Connection: Improving the Relationship Between Shelters and Health Centers

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. CT
Join us for another session in our CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.”
With a multitude of case management obligations, constant staff turnover, and an important emphasis on housing first – it can be difficult for emergency shelter … More

The Aftermath of Disaster: Addressing Trauma with Mental Health First Aid

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT
Don’t miss this upcoming session in our CME-accredited 2018 Spring Virtual Training webinar series, “Responding to Crises.”
Tragedy hits a community. An entire community, an encampment, or group of people experience an intense psychological trauma accompanied by loss of home, safety, … More