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2022 HCH Conference Consumer Subsidies

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Consumer Subsidies

Eligible Applicants

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council (Council) will provide a limited number of Consumer Conference Subsidies to support consumer participation in the 2022 National Health for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium (Conference) occurring Tuesday, May 10th, to Friday, May 13th.

Consumers are defined as people who have experienced homelessness and have received services from the HCH grantee. The attendee should be one of the following:

  • Member of HCH or Medical Respite grantees’ Board of Directors, or
  • Member of Consumer Advisory Boards of HCH Medical Respite grantees, or
  • Employee of HCH or Medical Respite grantee.

HCH Grantees, for this purpose, are agencies that receive HCH grants from HRSA under Section 330(h) of the Public Health Service Act, or their subcontractors or sub-grantees (as listed in our HCH Grantee Directory).

Eligible Available Funding

This subsidy is for one consumer to attend the Conference. Consideration will be made to ensure that each organization that submits an application is able to bring one of their consumers before other organizations are given multiple subsidies.

Consumer Support

A large national conference in an unfamiliar setting is potentially overwhelming for any conference participant. To help assure a positive experience for all consumers, NCAB has developed a mentoring program pairing experienced NCAB leaders with new consumer attendees to provide orientation and ongoing support for each new consumer, both before and during the Conference. A member of NCAB leadership will be contacting all first-time attendees prior to the Conference regarding mentorship, so please ensure consumer contact information is as reliable as possible.

If you have attended previously but would still like a mentor, please contact Katherine Cavanaugh, Consumer Advocate, at kcavanaugh@nhchc.org or (443) 703-1320. All NCAB steering committee members, Regional Representatives, and the staff of the Council will be available to assist during the Conference, as well.

Selection Criteria

Priority for selection will be in the following order:

  1. Consumer who is presenting at the 2022 Conference;
  2. Consumer who has not previously attended a NHCHC National Conference;
  3. Consumer who is nominated by a Consumer Advisory Board or Board of Directors;
  4. Consumer who is a member of a Consumer Advisory Board or Board of Directors;
  5. Consumer who is currently employed at a HCH Grantee

Consideration will be made to ensure that each organization that submits an application is able to bring one of their consumers before other organizations are given multiple subsidies.

Application & Reimbursement Schedule

To complete the application, you must fill out three formsConsumer Subsidy ApplicationHealth Center Representative Agreement form (to be completed by HCH staff), and the Consumer Agreement form. These forms must be completed by Friday, March 11th, 2022.

Decisions regarding consumer Conference subsidy applications will be communicated to applicants and consumers via email by Thursday, April 14, 2022.

If you have any questions please contact Cindy Manginelli, Director of Community Engagement, at cmanginelli@nhchc.org.

This program is supported by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,967,147, with 20.92 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

Forms:

HCH Organization Representative Agreement

  • Please enter name and the last four digits of your social security number to certify that you agree to upload the requirements for the subsidy if a consumer from your organization is chosen.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Consumer Subsidy Application

    Join NCAB and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council for free at www.nhchc.org/about/membership/individual-members/.
  • Subsidy Funding

    Due to changes in funding opportunities, the NHCHC is seeking new sources for consumer subsidy support. To that end, we are asking Health Care for the Homeless Centers to consider, what , if any support they can provide to their consumer attendees. Please designate whether you would like to apply for a full subsidy (covering all expenses associated with the conference – registration, lodging, food, travel, etc.) or a partial subsidy.

  • A limited number of consumer subsidies will be available. For selection purposes, please describe why you are engaged with your local CAB or Board of Directors, and what you hope to learn at this training to take back with you. (in under 150 words)
  • Please note if you would need any accommodations if chosen for a subsidy for the conference (i.e. closed captioning)
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Conference Consumer Agreement

  • First time attendees are paired with a mentor to support them before and during the conference. If you are a first time attendee, can we share your information with your NCAB mentor? *Please note that this will allow your mentor to understand that you meet the criteria for a consumer, meaning you have experienced homelessness and used services at an HCH site.
  • The National Consumer Advisory Board works to engage and support local consumers and consumer engagement; we have Regional Representatives that specifically work to support local consumer engagement at HCH projects, do you want your information shared with your Regional Representive? *Please note that this will allow your Regional Representatives to understand that you meet the criteria for a consumer, meaning you have experienced homelessness and used services at an HCH site
  • Please enter name and the last four digits of your social security number to certify that you agree to uphold the requirements for the subsidy if you are chosen.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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