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Working to End Homelessness
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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Next COVID-19 Town Hall Focuses on Reaching Unsheltered People

Health Care for the Homeless leaders Jim Withers, MD, and James O’Connell, MD, will be panelists for the second of our weekly COVID-19 town halls to address the challenges of people living in encampments and other outdoor locations.

Join us at 12 p.m. CT on Friday, April 3.

HCH2020 Has Been Cancelled

We know that responding to the novel coronavirus pandemic has been the focus of your attention for weeks and even months as it has been at the Council. With sadness but a firm sense of responsibility, the Council’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium scheduled from May 11-14 in Phoenix, AZProtecting the health of our registrants, presenters, sponsors, and exhibitors remains our chief priority. All registration fees will be fully refunded. We will certainly miss seeing you in Phoenix but look forward to the 2021 Conference & Policy Symposium in Baltimore, MD, when we shall meet again.

Coronavirus Resources for Homeless Service Providers

Coronavirus is especially concerning for people experiencing homelessness. Poor health and living in shelters and encampments only increase risk. Find resources to help homeless service providers prepare and respond and read our guidance.

New Issue Brief: COVID-19 & the HCH Community: Needed Policy Responses for a High-Risk Group

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, homeless service providers and officials are working to prevent and slow the spread of the virus among people experiencing homelessness. Our recent policy brief highlights why this group is especially susceptible and immediate policy actions for local response systems.

Explore Coordinated Entry Systems in Our New Issue of Healing Hands

It can be daunting for people without homes to navigate homeless service organizations. Read our latest CME-accredited Healing Hands to learn how communities are implementing CESs to help clients access necessary services through a single entry point and more efficiently coordinate assistance for people experiencing homelessness.

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