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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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Announcing New Learning Collaboratives!

The Council’s new learning collaboratives start this fall! These initiatives focus on a variety of topics—social determinants of health, diabetes, consumer leadership, medical respite, gender justice, and more—and are designed for health centers, PCAs and HCCNs, and other organizations interested in quality improvement, practice transformation, and peer learning.

Prevent Client Evictions

The CDC’s eviction moratorium is in effect from September 4, 2020, through December 31, 2020. However, renters are not automatically covered; they need to complete a signed declaration and present it to their landlord. Find out more about the declaration and what else you need to know to protect clients and prevent evictions.

Upcoming Governing Membership Meeting: October 1-2!

Registration is open for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s 2020 Governing Membership Meeting on October 1-2. The Governing Membership Meeting is open to Council members only. If your organization is not a member but you would like to participate in this important learning opportunity, click here for details on how to join the Council. This year’s meeting will be all virtual, with sessions and built-in breaks encompassing topics like Consumer Advisory Boards’ pandemic response, supporting the mental health of staff, anti-racism, and leading in the midst of change, and more!

HCH2021 Call for Proposals Now Open!

The Council is pleased to announce that the 2021 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium is planned for May 10-13 in Baltimore, MD, and the call for proposals is now openProposals should address an aspect of the conference theme “EQuality = Equity + Quality in a COVID-Aware World.” The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Learn more about the criteria and how to submit your proposal.

Council Releases Medicare-for-All Comparative Analysis Paper

Our new paper assesses COVID-19 response in other countries with single-payer health care in order to demonstrate why Medicare-for-All is needed in the U.S.  We encourage the HCH community to use this resource in advocacy efforts. Also, see our single-payer issue brief released earlier this summer: COVID-19 & the HCH Community: Further Illustrating the Benefits of ‘Medicare-for-All’.

Read Our Statement on How Weakened CDC Testing Guidance for COVID-19 Jeopardizes Public Health

The Council has released a statement regarding the recent changes to CDC guidance that reduce testing recommendations for those who have been in contact with COVID-19 positive individuals. More testing is necessary, not less. 

No Justice, No Peace: Our Statement on Racism

There will be no peace in our society until we have achieved justice for everyone. The National HCH Council and our entire community recommit to fighting racism and building a society based on justice, not oppression.

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