Find the latest updates from the National HCH Council in Council News. This January 2017 edition features a note on upcoming registration openings for HCH2017 and our Spring Virtual Training; information on our new CEO; a special report on the history of HCH; HCH2017 sponsorship and exhibition opportunities; and more!
Presented by the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 2-3:15 p.m. ET
More and more health and housing collaborations aimed at improving quality of life for vulnerable populations include the design and development of expanded facilities that increase access to services for the shared client population. Building on the strategies outlined in Health & Housing Partnerships: Strategic Guidance for Health Centers and Supportive Housing Providers, these facility collaborations provide opportunities to leverage resources and enhance care coordination efficiencies.
This webinar will highlight the steps necessary to successfully plan, finance, and build a shared health and supportive housing facility. Panelists will explore this topic from the perspectives of health and housing providers as well as considerations of funders. Capital Link, a Health Resources and Services Administration technical assistance provider, will present on the webinar with CSH.
Presented by the National Alliance to End Homelessness and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 3 p.m. ET
Please join the National HCH Council and National Alliance to End Homelessness for a call to discuss the future of Medicaid. Connecting with local homeless service providers and stakeholders, this call will ask you to advocate for the Affordable Care Act—and the Medicaid Expansion specifically—with your members of Congress.
Learn about proposed changes to Medicaid being discussed in Congress and the information that you can provide to best promote Medicaid’s effectiveness in improving health and lowering costs. The webinar will provide talking points and tools for reaching out to your members, with a Q&A to follow.
Sign up now, and please share this event with friends and colleagues who may be interested in furthering this advocacy.
Now back in circulation, our December Mobilizer examines how Trump administration appointees may impact health care and housing, the implications of the 21st Century Cures Act, and what Congressional developments may be looming for the Affordable Care Act. Learn more about these topics, view critical articles on breaking policy developments, and find out what steps you can take to let legislators know what Medicaid means to you in our latest Mobilizer.
Please join us for the National HCH Council’s 2017 Spring Virtual Training! This exciting 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.
What’s in Store?
- An intensive, four-part trauma workshop track presented by experts from the Coldspring Center for Social & Health Innovation, the School-Based Health Alliance, and other organizations.
- Four in-depth workshops on topics such as colorectal cancer screening, exploring Health Care for the Homeless program improvement using secondary data, an important policy discussion, and top administrative issues.
- Q&A sessions with nationally recognized experts from the HCH field.
- CME credits from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
- And more!
Don’t Miss It!
Stay tuned for a full event agenda and more information on our first-ever Virtual Training! Registration will open in January 2017.
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council, America’s leading voice for the advancement of homeless health care and secure housing for all, has named G. Robert (“Bobby”) Watts as its new chief executive officer. Watts, who currently serves as executive director of New York City’s Care for the Homeless, a health care, shelter, and policy organization, will succeed the Council’s founding Executive Director John Lozier, who will retire in late December.
View our full release to learn more.