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Best Practices

Assessment & Intake

Find resources on screening for homelessness and other social determinants of health at intake.

Case Reports

Read unique case reports submitted by members of the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network.

Discharge Planning

Learn best practices for effective, safe discharge planning in the absence of medical respite care.


View resources on homeless encampments, highly visibly and troubling reminders of the U.S. housing crisis.

HCH Costing Tool Toolkit

Learn about an HCH Costing Tool to help HCH grantees conduct a cost-benefit analysis of programs.

Interdisciplinary Care

Learn tips for providing the integrated care essential to addressing the needs of homeless populations.

Patient-Centered Medical Home and Meaningful Use

Learn about the patient-centered medical home as a model of care.

Prescription Drugs

Explore challenges in and techniques for providing medications to people without homes.

Quality Improvement

Explore quick tips and resources for improving quality of care, a key concern for all providers.


Find crucial resources and strategies for implementing and growing telehealth offerings.

Case Management

Explore the vital role of and practical strategies for case management for patients experiencing homelessness.

Core Competencies Curriculum

Discover basic core competencies–from outreach concerns to organizing homeless health services–in HCH.

Emergency Preparedness

Review resources to help prepare clients and programs to respond to disasters effectively.

Health Center-Specific Resources

Access the Health Center Resource Clearinghouse, a “one-stop shop” for the health care community. 


Find tips and techniques for reaching people outside the clinic and meeting people where they are.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Read about the clinical challenges, financial options, and implementation strategies related to PSH.

Provider Burnout

Read resources addressing the challenges of burnout prevention in the workplace.

Shelter Health

Learn strategies for providing medical and support services in shelters, a hallmark of the HCH model of care.

Workplace Safety

Explore strategies for providing a safe and secure environment in homeless health care.

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