2019 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium

Agenda | Hotel Details | Consumer Subsidies | Award & Steering Committee Nominations | Site Visits | Mobile AppSocial Justice Rally | Hill VisitsLozier Scholarship | Exhibitors and Sponsors | CME Details

Working Together for Justice

May 22-25, 2019
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Washington, D.C.!

Join us at #HCH2019 as we explore what it means to be “Working Together for Justice” through intensive trainings in health care and homelessness in the heart of Washington, D.C. Learn and network with hundreds of colleagues from across the U.S. at this singular annual gathering of clinicians, consumers, administrators, advocates, and policymakers.

Whether you’re interested in exploring cultural humility or medical respite, harm reduction or trauma-informed care, we hope you’ll join us in our nation’s capitol as we unite as a community to explore the future of homeless health care and real solutions to homelessness.


What We’re Excited About for #HCH2019:

  • Two full days of intensive sessions in health care and homelessness.
  • Four Pre-Conference Institutes on medical respite care, behavioral health integration, street medicine, and policy issues.
  • Four Learning Labs on diabetes management, racism and homelessness, consumer engagement, and clinical issues.
  • Consumer subsidies to help consumers attend #HCH2019 with funds for registration, lodging, meals, and some travel expenses. Apply now.
  • Diverse, creative sponsorship and marketing opportunities.
  • In-person site visits to local homeless service organizations.
  • Visits to Capitol Hill to talk with policymakers.
  • Our Lozier Scholarship to support one person’s attendance to #HCH2019! Apply now.
  • Our Social Justice Rally on Friday, May 24!
  • Our #HCH2019 mobile app with a complete schedule, integrated program, and real-time event activity.

Meet Our Keynote Speaker: Catherine E. Lhamon, Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Renowned attorney and official Catherine E. Lhamon, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Chair, will give the opening keynote address at #HCH2019. Honored as one of Politico’s 50 Thinkers Transforming Politics in 2016, Lhamon is a powerful voice for justice and equity. Learn more.

Meet Our Closing Keynote Speaker: Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing

Leilani Farha, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, will give the closing address of #HCH2019. Recipient of the Barbra Schlifer Award, Farha has worked to advance the rights of poor and marginalized groups throughout her career. Learn more.

Consumer Subsidies at #HCH2019

Encouraging consumer involvement in all aspects of our work, the Council is offering a number of consumer subsidies to cover registration, lodging, meals, and partial travel expenses. Make consumer voices heard! Learn more and apply by February 28.


Exhibits and Sponsorships

dsc_4211Gain brand exposure, generate leads, and make relationships with our community by engaging in our sponsorship and marketing opportunities at #HCH2019. Learn more.


Announcing Our Award Winners

We are excited to honor five individuals committed to ending homelessness at the Awards Lunch on Friday, May 24, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m in the Independence Ballroom. Read more about this year’s deserving recipients!

Experience Homeless Health Care with Site Visits

Get outside the meeting rooms of #HCH2019 and go on-site to three homeless service organizations. See for yourself how Christ House Medical Respite, Unity Health Care, and Miriam’s Kitchen serve people without homes throughout Washington, D.C. Learn more.

Download Our Mobile App

Keep #HCH2019 at your fingertips, and make the most of your conference experience with this free app. You can create your agenda, explore session descriptions, post photos, interact with other attendees, and more! Learn more.

Make Your Voice Heard at Our Social Justice Rally

One of the highlights of #HCH2019 is our privately-funded social justice rally. Join us on Friday, May 24, as we call for housing, health care, and other basic needs to be recognized as human rights by our policymakers. Make your voice heard in D.C.! Learn more.

Visit with Lawmakers

Take advantage of being in D.C. and visit Congress’s offices to discuss how policymakers can support the HCH community. No experience is necessary to take part in these privately funded hill visits, and we will provide talking points & materials. Find out more.


John N. Lozier Scholarship for New Members

If #HCH2019 will be your first HCH Conference, consider applying for our Lozier Scholarship! Honoring our founding Executive Director, this scholarship provides up to $1,000 to support one person’s attendance to #HCH2019! Apply by Feb. 28.

Volunteering at #HCH2019

The Council is looking for volunteers to help make our 2019 National HCH Conference a great event! Volunteers will receive free registration to #HCH2019. Learn more and apply by February 22.