Council Updates

Healing Hands: Supporting People Experiencing Homelessness in Smoking Cessation

New ‘Healing Hands’ Examines Smoking Cessation Support Strategies

Research indicates that people experiencing homelessness are three to five times more likely to die prematurely and that “tobacco-caused chronic diseases are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among those aged 45 and older… Among younger homeless-experienced adults (aged less than 45 years), the incidence of tobacco-caused chronic diseases is three times higher than […]

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Resource Roundup: LGBTQIA+ Health and Homelessness

Happy Pride! Let’s Celebrate LGBTQIA+ People by Ensuring Safe, Affirming Care

Each June we celebrate Pride to honor the diversity and resilience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals and the impact they’ve have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. Unfortunately, members of the LGBTQIA+ community still often face discrimination in many areas of their lives, in particular housing status. LGBTQIA+ individuals, especially youth,

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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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