Consumer

Need Help Now?

Are you homeless? If so, you are not alone. Resources are available to help you with shelter, health care and other needs. Read more.

National Consumer Advisory Board

The National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) is made up of homeless and formerly homeless persons who have been clients of Health Care for the Homeless projects across the country and who are involved in the governance of those HCH projects. NCAB is a standing committee of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and NCAB’s elected Chairperson sits on the National Council’s Board of Directors. Read more.

Health Reform Materials

Webinars, policy briefs, and other materials to help you learn about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and other health reform issues. Read more.

Participation Outreach

NCAB is engaged in an ongoing project, Consumer Participation Outreach, to increase the capacity of Consumer Advisory Boards and other consumer groups to participate effectively in the governance of Health Care for the Homeless projects. Read more.

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

The National Coalition for the Homeless, the National Consumer Advisory Board and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council encourage communities to conduct public events on December 21 remembering your neighbors who have died homeless in the past year. Read more.

NCAB Newsletter Archive

Consumer Employment

This report highlights employment strategies that six organizations apply in hiring individuals who have experienced homelessness and received health services. The case studies reveal mission-based hiring practices that recognize the unique assets and needs of employees who are or have been consumers. Their approaches to hiring and managing a consumer-inclusive workforce demonstrate a commitment to their employees and their conviction in the unique value a diverse workforce brings. Their stories demonstrate the impact of consumer employment, not only on the lives of individual employees, but on the institutions that hire them.