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Read the May Edition of Council News: The Power of Our Conference

Council News - May 2017

Read the latest updates from the NHCHC in Council News. Our May 2017 edition features an introductory letter on the power of our National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium from our CEO Bobby Watts; three new publications in partnership with the Corporation for Supportive Housing; five archived webinars; and more!
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Stand Up for Housing & Health Care for All at Our Rally

Note: This rally is made possible through private contributions to the Council.
Join us in “Shining a Light on Housing and Health Care for All” at the close of our 2017 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium. We invite you to come together with us in a rally for social justice at 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, June 23, in … More

New HCH Stories: Carmon Ryals of Albuquerque, NM

HCH Stories: Carmon Ryals

In a new video of HCH Stories, Carmon Ryals of Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless relates her experience of being treated with care and humanity by an HCH outreach worker–and how she became empowered as a leader and peer before conducting outreach herself.

HCH Stories is an online video series illuminating the experiences of individuals involved with … More

Support the Council on May 3rd in the Big Payback!

The Big Payback has concluded! Yesterday, the National HCH Council took part in a day of giving and awareness with the Community Foundation of Middle TN. Through the generous support of our donors, we raised a significant sum to further our work. Thank you to everyone who gave, shared our posts, or told their friends about the event: your graciousness … More

The Big Payback Is Tomorrow!

The Big Payback

Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, May 3, for The Big Payback: a community-wide day of giving hosted by the Community Foundation of Middle TN. The Big Payback is a great chance to encourage your social (media) networks to help us further our work to end homelessness–together–with gifts to support our awareness and advocacy efforts.
The more funds we raise … More

Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Webinar: Immigration Enforcement and Health Centers: Knowing Your Rights as a Provider

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 | 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. EDT
In light of recent policy and enforcement activities involving immigrants, this discussion will provide legal background on providers’ rights and responsibilities with regard to law enforcement and the privacy and confidentiality of patients’ identifying information (as well as personal health information). … More

New Mobilizer: Keep Up the Pressure to Protect Health & Housing

Our April Mobilizer explores the connection between health reform and the budget–and how they come together to impact the Health Care for the Homeless community with Congress now back in session. Learn about that connection in our webinar, find out why acting now is important, and find out how you can take action in three simple ways to advance … More

Upcoming CSH Webinar: Understanding Data Elements and Outcome Measures in Health and Housing Partnerships

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 | 2 p.m. ET
As partnerships between health centers and supportive housing providers continue to grow across the country, so do reports of reduction in crisis service utilization and health system costs. We have evidence showing that Housing First programs improve mental health and substance use … More

New Resource: Health Outcomes and Data Measures: A Quick Guide for Health Center and Housing Partnerships

Created with the Corporation for Supportive Housing, “Health Outcomes and Data Measures: A Quick Guide for Health Center and Housing Partnerships,” provides an overview of how health centers and supportive housing providers are tracking and utilizing data to demonstrate progress with the most medically and socially complex patients. As more health and housing partnerships develop across the country, … More

Coffee Chat: Competency & Decision-Making

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
Part of the “Coffee Chat” series for clinicians, this session will explore issues related to competency and decision-making. Clinicians caring for people experiencing homelessness sometimes face challenging situations, including considering the role mental health and substance use play in a person’s ability … More