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by Ensuring Health Care and Housing for All

The Council is a membership organization uniting thousands of health care professionals, people with lived experience of homelessness, and advocates in homeless health care. Join us in working to improve care and to eliminate homelessness.

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Registration Open for the 2021 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium!

Registration for the 2021 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium is now open. This all-virtual event will explore the theme of “EQuality = Equity + Quality in a COVID-Aware World” from May 10-14 in a series of Pre-Conference Institutes, concurrent breakout sessions, Learning Labs, and more. Find out what’s in store for HCH2021 and make plans to join us VIRTUALLY this year!

Watts Appointed to Biden's COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

Bobby Watts, Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, is one of 12 leaders nationwide appointed to the Biden-Harris Administration’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, the White House announced this week. “I am especially heartened by the Biden-Harris Administration’s focus on equity. As a health administrator and epidemiologist for more than 25 years, I have seen that we cannot have high-quality health services or a public health response without equity.” 

Issue Brief Explores Consumer Perspectives of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccinations are key to stopping the spread of COVID-19, but many people are hesitant to receive the vaccine. The Council recently conducted focus groups with consumers to get direct feedback from this vulnerable population and identify what can be done to maximize the success of vaccination events. Read our latest issue brief to learn from these consumer perspectives.

New Publication Provides Tips for Virtual Health Care Visits

Due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), many health care visits are now being conducted virtually. These telehealth/telemedicine visits are live two-way conversations that can be held by phone or video on a computer or laptop. This new publication provides tips for clients—including what to do before the appointment, questions to ask, how to address challenges, and more.

Homeless Mortality Toolkit Now Available!

In 2019, the Council initiated the Homeless Mortality Data Workgroup to unite expertise on homeless mortality reviews across the county. The workgroup has begun to compile their lessons learned in our Homeless Mortality Toolkit. This toolkit will share the findings and implications from the communities who conduct homeless mortality reviews, as well as provides guidance on developing or improving a homeless mortality review.

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