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The Council is a membership organization that connects you with peers, specialists, and resources to eliminate homelessness through health care and housing. Join us if you believe that no one deserves to be homeless, and that we can do something about it.

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Read the October Edition of Council News: Defining Homelessness

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

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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

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