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Our latest Council News features new reports on UDS data relevant to the HCH community and the role medical-legal partnerships can play in the health of people without homes; webinars on diabetes management for patients without homes and a clinicians’ discussion of family homelessness; archived materials from our Medical Respite Training Symposium; a new learning collaborative health centers … More

Archived Medical Respite Training Symposium Materials Now Available

2018 Medical Respite Training Symposium

Thank you to everyone who attended the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s 2018 Medical Respite Training Symposium in Phoenix! If you missed a session or were not able to attend, now is your chance to view archived presentation slides.
Visit our Archived Materials page to access presenter’s slides on the Symposium’s Planning/Start-up, Advanced Operations, and Clinical tracks. Topics … More

The Audacity to Be Bold: Addressing Diabetes in the Homeless Population

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 1-2 p.m. CT
This presentation will discuss how a community health center, which includes Health Care for the Homeless funding, tracked and improved the health outcomes of their diabetic patients. The use of process improvement tools, team-based care, and additional clinical care activities were targeted … More

October 11 is National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day is dedicated to raising awareness of mental health and screenings for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. Research has shown linkages between depression and homelessness, and depression may be both a cause and a result of homelessness. It is important to not only screen patients for depression, but also to follow up positive screens with … More

Council Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October, join the Council in recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. The chance that a woman will die from breast cancer is about 1 in 38. Breast cancer death rates decline with early screenings, yet people experiencing homelessness often lack access to proper treatment and … More

Health Center Staff: Please Complete a New Needs Assessment by October 31

If you work at a health center, we strongly encourage you to participate in a national health center needs assessment to inform training and technical assistance to health centers. Developed by the National Association of Community Health Centers in collaboration with the 20 organizations with National Cooperative Agreements at the behest of HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care, this assessment … More

HCH2019 Call for Reviewers Now Open!

Are you interested in reviewing proposals for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s 2019 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium? HCH2019 will unite hundreds of individuals from across the HCH field from May 22-25 in Washington, D.C., to explore critical topics in health care and homelessness. We need your expertise to help determine which proposals will become … More

Take our Strategic Planning Survey by October 19

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s Strategic Planning Committee has reconfirmed our existing values and activities and is exploring new strategies for the Council to pursue to maximize its effectiveness. Read more about these developments and please take a brief—but critical—survey by October 19.

We need your input to help guide the Council in prioritizing where to … More

Council Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This October, join the Council in recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is estimated that half of all women and children experiencing homelessness have become homeless while trying to escape abusive situations.
Find out how you can promote awareness and prevention at the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), and learn more about how domestic violence affects people without … More

Clinicians’ Coffee Chat: Family Homelessness

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT
In this second of a four-part “Clinicians’ Coffee Chat” series, participants will share questions, wisdom, and resources on providing care for families without homes.
This interactive discussion will foster peer learning and support across the homeless health care community.
Facilitators:… More