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2024 Council Awards and Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to our 2024 award and scholarship winners! Each year, members of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council nominate the outstanding caretakers and advocates in the field of homeless health care, and each year we have the enormous privilege of celebrating incredible, passionate people working to bring an end to homelessness. Read on […]

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2024 California Recuperative Care Symposium

Registration Is Now Open for the 2024 California Recuperative Care Symposium

The National Institute for Medical Respite Care (NIMRC), a special program of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC), is pleased to open registration for the inaugural California Recuperative Care Symposium, September 12-13, 2024, at the Hilton Arden West in Sacramento, California. NIMRC is excited to showcase promising practices, program models, and examples of leadership

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Older Americans Month

This Year’s Older Americans Month Focuses on Connection

May is Older Americans Month, a time to recognize older Americans’ contributions and reaffirm commitments to serving the older adults in our communities. This year’s theme is “Powered by Connection,” meant to recognize the massive impact meaningful relationships and social connections have on our health and well-being. Did you know nearly one quarter of people

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Bobby Watts, CEO of NHCHC, speaks at a rally in front of the Supreme Court.

Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Part 2

By Barbara DiPietro, Senior Director of Policy On Monday, April 22, the Supreme Court heard the case of Johnson v. Grants Pass — a case that determines whether it is cruel and unusual punishment for communities to ticket or fine unsheltered people for sleeping outside. For background, last month’s Closer Look blog described the key provisions of this case

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Community Conversation: Self-Care for Clinicians

Community Conversation Will Cover Strategies for Clinician Self-Care

Clinicians serving people experiencing homelessness are often well aware of the role self-care plays in one’s well-being and ability to care for others. We also know that self-care cannot only focus on the individual, but requires the support of teams, organizations, and communities. What can we learn from each other to foster renewal and restoration

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Street Outreach 101 for Non-Clinical Outreach Workers (April 19 in Knoxville, TN)

Outreach workers often serve as the first step to connect people experiencing chronic homelessness to the health care system. Recognizing the lifesaving role outreach workers fill for those who are unhoused, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council is pleased to invite outreach workers in the State of Tennessee to an in depth training for non-clinical

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