Homeless Persons' Memorial Day 2023

On Dec. 21, We Honor Those We’ve Lost and Renew our Resolve to Fight Injustice

On the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, people in our communities will die without a home. Each Dec. 21, we gather for Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day to memorialize and honor our family, friends, patients/clients, and community members who experienced the injustice of homelessness. Please join the the National Consumer […]

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Invest in hope and healing this holiday season

Donate Today to Improve Access to Equitable, High-Quality Health Care and End Homelessness!

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has been offering hope and healing for nearly 40 years. Through training, research, and advocacy we have been working to build an equitable, high-quality health care system in the movement to end homelessness. Today, our work is more important than ever and we need your support! We set

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Learning Collaborative. How Health Centers and Medical Respite Programs Can Strengthen Their Screening Processes

Learning Collaborative Will Explore Strengthening Screening Processes

Housing screening, which includes questions around consumers’ housing status and immediate related needs, is common within health centers and Medical Respite Care (MRC) settings. Asking questions related to housing is important for tailoring care plans, connecting consumers with crucial services, and improving understanding self-reported needs. Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) health centers and MRC

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Creating Healing Spaces: Trauma Informed Design in Medical Respite Symposium

Date: Wednesday April 3, 2024 Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern Time Symposium Description The environment plays a significant role in the health and well-being of people experiencing homelessness.  In many cases, the environment contributes to the stress and re-traumatization of individuals, while restricting participation in necessary daily activities and healthy connections. However, the

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Join Our Learning Collaborative on Tobacco Use Intervention

Please join the National Health Care for the Homeless Council for a four-session Learning Collaborative (LC) on smoking cessation for people experiencing homelessness. Areas of focus include common challenges to quitting smoking; the brief intervention, referral to treatment (SBIRT) approach; and an exploration of how patient and community education specialists may increase access to smoking

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Spring Learning Series: Improving Chronic Disease Management

Spring Learning Series Examines Strategies for Improving Chronic Disease Management

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council invites health care professionals to join us at the Spring 2024 National Learning Series led by the Population Health Management Task Force (PHM), a coalition of 13 National Training and Technical Assistance Partner organizations, including the Council. This series will take a deeper dive into issues around

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New Issue of Healing Hands Focuses on Reentry After Incarceration

According to the Transitions Clinic Network and the Network for Public Health Law, “Every year in the U.S., more than 650,000 people are released from prison and 9 million more return to their communities from jail. Upon return, they are some of the sickest and most vulnerable members of society.” There’s a clear connection between

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Learning Collaborative; Reproductive Health and Family Planning

Apply for Our Family Planning and Reproductive Health Learning Collaborative

Comprehensive, evidence-based, and ethical reproductive health care, including voluntary family planning services, is vital to supporting the health of individuals, families, and communities. This spring, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council will facilitate a Learning Collaborative for health center staff across the care team on the provision of voluntary family planning services to

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