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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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New Issue Brief Illustrates Benefits of 'Medicare-for-All' During COVID-19 & Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has further illustrated the fragmentation, disparities, and limitations inherent in our current system. This brief is intended to show how the U.S. response to COVID-19 would be different under a single-payer financing process from the perspective of front-line homeless health care providers.

Learn More About the National Institute for Medical Respite Care

The National HCH Council has launched the National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC), the first-of-its-kind institute to identify best practices, offer expert services, and advance state-of-the-field knowledge in medical respite care. Learn more about NIMRC and follow the Institute on social media. 

Learn About Providing Medical Respite for People Experiencing Homelessness during COVID-19

Join us on Tuesday, August 11, at 12 p.m. CT for a webinar coordinated by the Center for Health Care Strategies and the National Institute for Medical Respite Care and made possible through support from the California Health Care Foundation. This session will highlight the experiences and innovations of three medical respite centers in California and Washington State during COVID-19.

Upcoming Coffee Chat Explores Anti-Racism Advocacy & Consumer Perspectives

In this webinar, learn from policy professionals and a consumer leader about the Council’s consumer story-telling project on the impact of racism on health and on incorporating the consumer perspective in advocacy. Join us on Friday, August 14 at 12 p.m. CT, and come with questions on how we can center anti-racism in our advocacy work.

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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