Together — through training, research, and advocacy — we're pushing for an equitable, high-quality health care system and an end to homelessness.


Council Updates

Read more about the latest happenings on our official NHCHC Council Updates blog, or subscribe to our email newsletter for ongoing updates.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our annual conference May 13-16 in Phoenix! Our 2024 conference was the largest NHCHC conference in recorded Council history. Browse 2024 conference resources using the link below, and don’t forget to save the date for HCH2025 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront on May 11-15, 2025.

What We Do

Grounded in human rights and social justice, our mission is to build an equitable, high-quality health care system through training, research, and advocacy in the movement to end homelessness.


We support HCHs, Advocates, and Consumer Leaders through webinars, courses, regional and national training, conferences, as well as by providing technical support and access to experts in the Health Care for the Homeless field. Our Clinical team works to continually improve standards of care and help in training HCH staff.


Our Research team finds and collects data from various regional and national sources, often working with governmental bodies and private organizations. We offer these up for free by using dashboards, publications, and live as well as recorded presentations.


Our advocacy team works with political leaders to help effect change nationally and regionally and produces material to support activists in the fight to end homelessness and improve medical care to those who are experiencing homelessness.

Webinars & Events

Find our archive of webinar recordings on the Webinars page.

Featured Webinars

Community Conversation: Street Medicine Questions and Answers | June 20 at 12:00 p.m. CDT
Bring your questions, ideas, success stories, and challenges to this discussion on the nuts and bolts of street medicine. In this interactive Community Conversation, panelists who work in street medicine will share their experiences, answer questions, and brainstorm solutions with participants. Conversation topics will be driven by the group and may include service provision, documentation, reimbursement, behavioral health, and more.
RCPN Coffee Chat: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in Medical Respite | June 26 at 2 p.m. CDT
Medical respite care is the incredible opportunity to provide space for healing and recuperation. However, because of the many medical and behavioral health needs that are a result of homelessness combined with the lack of community resources, programs may be faced with challenging decisions and ethical dilemmas. Often in these cases, there is not a clear-cut pathway or decision, but instead requires programs and staff to carefully consider options that manage the safety and health of all medical respite clients and staff. This Coffee Chat presents an opportunity for the medical respite community to come together to discuss ethical dilemmas that can present with programs, and identify strategies to support staff in addressing these dilemmas through collaboration.

Upcoming Webinars & Events

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2024 Annual HCH Conference & Policy Symposium

Registration is now open for our annual conference, to be held on May 13-16, 2024, in Phoenix at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa.  

This year’s conference theme is Toward Access and EquaLityEmbracing an Equitable Approach to Health Care.

Sponsorship & exhibitor opportunities are also available.

Who We Serve

Beyond our work in the fight to end homelessness we serve more than 200 Health Care for the Homeless facilities across the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

Visit our directory to find an HCH in your area.

Illustrative map of United States with dots showing HCH's across the country

News and Events Straight to Your Inbox

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council curates several information-packed newsletters for members and advocates each month. Visit the issue archives below or become a Council member to subscribe!

Solidarity: Issue and education focused, and includes information such as recommended reading and “In the News” features.
R & R: Highlights webinars and other key events, as well as registrations, resources, and job openings. Clean and concise, designed for quick reading.
COVID-19 Flash Blast: Published Jan. 2021-June 2022, this newsletter provided a brief synopsis of key issues specific to COVID-19 and the HCH community.
Mobilizer Volume 25, No. 10
Mobilizer: A monthly action alert newsletter developed by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s policy and advocacy team.
Respite News: An e-publication of the RCPN highlighting trends, new resources, and learning opportunities of interest to providers, consumers, and advocates of medical respite care.
The Consumer Voice: Offers important information on housing and health care topics and shares updates on the work of NCAB and consumer advisory boards across the United States.
Healing Hands: A publication of the HCH Clinicians’ Network, melds scientific knowledge with the experience of clinicians working in Health Care for the Homeless.
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