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New Mobilizer: Are You a Part of the Movement to Protect Medicaid?

Take ActionOur February Mobilizer examines potential changes to–and calls to maintain and improve–the Affordable Care Act, as well as new developments and executive orders from the Trump administration. Find critical information and articles on these topics, read our latest Medicaid Stories, and learn how you can take action to reach Congressional members on break in our latest Mobilizer.

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Read the February Edition of Council News

Council News - February 2017Find the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. In our February 2017 edition, you’ll read information about our Spring Virtual Training, a new Healing Hands issue on wound care, a national study illustrating the need for medical-legal partnerships, calls for nominations for Council awards and steering committee members, and more!

Read Council News now, or visit our archives for more informative issues.

2017 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium Registration Is Open!

2017 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium

Registration has opened for our National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium! HCH2017 promises to be our largest Conference ever, with up to 1,300 attendees expected. Save your seat now: register today to learn and network with colleagues from across the U.S. during four days of intensive sessions from June 21-24 in Washington, D.C.

HCH2017 brings several “firsts” for an HCH Conference, including a discounted registration for staff and board members of our Organizational Members (more detail below), our new Lozier Scholarship in honor of our founding Executive Director, and, by popular demand, opening and closing plenaries!

Whether you’re interested in implicit bias or wound care, substance use disorder treatment or health IT-enabled quality improvement, we hope you’ll join us in Washington D.C. as examine the future of HCH, “Working Together for Access.”

What We’re Excited About for #HCH2017:

  • Two full days of workshops featuring nearly 90 workshops from more than 200 speakers.
  • Six Pre-Conference Institutes ranging from health care reform to medical respite care, and more!
  • Seven Learning Labs on topics such as implicit bias as a health care barrier, end-of-life care, and more!
  • Consumer subsidies to cover registration, lodging, meals, and some travel expenses. Apply now.
  • Diverse, creative sponsorship and marketing opportunities, including discount for nonprofit exhibitors.
  • Our Rally for Health Care Justice on Friday, June 23!
  • 23.5 hours of continuing medical education credits!
  • Our mobile event application with a complete event schedule and program and real-time event activity.
  • Our HCH2017 Facebook Page: keep current with Conference information, workshop spotlights, and more!

Tweet us at @NatlHCHCouncil with #HCH2017 to tell us what you’re excited about for the Conference!

Register Now for Our 2017 Spring Virtual Training

2017 Spring Virtual Training

Please join us for the National HCH Council’s first-ever Virtual Training! Our free, webinar-based event will kick off on March 6 with a TED-style talk on trauma from Matt Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer of the Coldspring Center for Social & Health Innovation. A month of online learning will follow, with eight in-depth, CME-accredited webinars in health care and homelessness on March 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Join us every Wednesday in March for intensive sessions in homeless health care, including a four-part trauma workshop track presented by experts from the American Institutes for Research and School-Based Health Alliance, as well as standalone sessions on health care reform and Medicaid, colorectal cancer screening, and more!

Registration for this event has closed.

Learn more about #HCHVirtual, browse the schedule and session descriptions, or read CME information.

New Healing Hands: Best Practices and Considerations for Wound Care

Healing Hands: Wound CareThe Council’s latest Healing Hands examines Best Practices and Considerations for Wound Care. People experiencing homelessness often have wounds resulting from injuries, burns, frostbite, and chronic medical conditions such as diabetes. These wounds can be challenging to treat— particularly when the patient has inadequate access to health care, housing, and other resources critical to healing. This new issue emphasizes the holistic nature of wound care and provides perspectives from health centers, medical respite facilities, and outreach teams. Also discussed is the role of community partnerships in facilitating wound care for people without homes.

Healing Hands is designed by homeless health care professionals for homeless health care professionals, particularly clinicians and support staff, across the U.S. This publication is designed to help learners understand and apply information about effective delivery of health care to patients without homes. CME credits are available for reading the issue and successfully completing the post-test.

Read the full issue, or view our Healing Hands archive.