Policy & Advocacy

Making our voices heard

Policy & Advocacy:

Our Work Supporting the HCH Movement

Integration of service and advocacy is the hallmark of health care for the homeless.

The principles of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council encourage homeless service providers and their clients to engage in advocacy to prevent and end homelessness. The National HCH Council strives to accomplish this goal by educating public policy makers, mainstream health care providers, and the general public about the causes and consequences of homelessness in the United States.

Strengthen Current Health Programs

Reform the Behavioral Health System

Reform the Criminal Justice System

Establish a Universal Care Plan

Guarantee Affordable Housing

The Policy team at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council structures its work around Federal Policy Priorities:

Strengthen Current Health Programs

Reform the Behavioral Health System

Reform the Criminal Justice System

Establish a Universal Care Plan

Guarantee Affordable Housing

Read more about our 2022 Federal Priorities

Policy Issues

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Mobilizer

The Mobilizer is a monthly action alert newsletter developed by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s policy and advocacy team.

Share Your Story

Telling your personal story is an important way we can influence policymakers.

Partners & Publications

Policy Publications

an archive of publications produced by the Policy Team from 1995 to the present

National Coalitions & Partners

The Council is proud to work with many partners and coalitions to advance our mission of ending homelessness.

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Mobilizer December 16 issue - advocacy for homeless health care

Mobilizer

The Mobilizer is a monthly action alert newsletter developed by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s policy and advocacy team.
Picture of Joanne on policy / advocacy page: share your story

Share Your Story

Telling your personal story is an important way we can influence policymakers.

Partners & Publications

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Policy Publications

an archive of publications produced by the Policy Team from 1995 to the present
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National Coalitions & Partners

The Council is proud to work with many partners and coalitions to advance our mission of ending homelessness.

Attention: A Word about Funding

The National HCH Council is dependent on private contributions to carry out the bulk of its policy and advocacy work; your gift would be most appreciated to allow the Council to continue this mission. Most of the NHCHC policy and advocacy resources accessed from this page were not developed with government funding.

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