2023 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium - Register Now!

Upcoming Events:

The Council hosts or creates various events during the year. These can be live in person, like National and Regional Conferences and Symposiums, as well as online Collaboratives, Coffee Chats, and Workshops, Virtual Symposiums, as well as other special events.

Featured Events:

Coffee Chats:

Featured Events:

All health centers collect and report UDS data, but not all are utilizing race and ethnicity data aimed at improving equitable outcomes.

We will discuss how the UDS is limited and often not the best reflection of the high-quality care provided at Health Care for the Homeless Clinics. Additionally, data extraction is common from marginalized populations, how do we collect and share data that is meaningful to the community we serve?

Come join us in this discussion and come prepared to share what you are doing in your health center or ideas for how we can be doing this work better.

Date :

April 19, 2023 | 11 a.m. CT

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Traditionally, medical respite programs require that clients be able to independently complete their ADLs for admission into the medical respite program.

However, in reality many respite programs receive clients that are not fully independent, and there is a clear gap in care for those that need low levels of ADL support while experiencing homelessness.

Date :

April 12, 2023 | 2 p.m. CT

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Learning Collaboratives:

While documentation of social determinants of health (SDOH) is critical, it’s equally important for health centers to actively use this data to identify and address patient needs, drive organizational change, and improve the health of communities in which they serve. This learning collaborative will explore how to use SDOH data to support these different levels of change.

Participants, in partnership with faculty, guest SMEs, and peers, will discuss strategies suited to their organizations. Participants will also have the opportunity to create a tool to demonstrate the value of SDOH data in their communities.

Health Centers are encouraged to apply by February 17th.

Dates :

March 8, 2023 | 2-3:30 p.m. CT

March 15, 2023 | 2-3:30 p.m. CT

March 22, 2023 | 2-3:30 p.m. CT

March 29, 2023 | 2-3:30 p.m. CT

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Each session will focus on specific strategies for developing, evaluating, and supporting effective health care delivery models designed to meet the specific needs of special and vulnerable populations. Coordinators will ensure that webinar materials are practical, providing information and enhancing skills directly related to the training recipients. Based on HRSA recommendations, future conversations will focus on health centers and incorporate how NTTAPs, PCAs, and HCCNs support diabetes quality improvement around various topic areas (i.e., food security, clinical guidelines, reimbursement, technology utilization, etc.)

Dates :

March 7, 2023 | 1 p.m., 2 p.m. CT

March 9, 2023 | 1 p.m. CT

March 14, 2023 | 1 p.m., 2 p.m. CT

March 16, 2023 | 1 p.m. CT

March 21, 2023 | 1 p.m., 2 p.m. CT

March 23, 2023 | 1 p.m. CT

March 28, 2023 | 1 p.m., 2 p.m. CT

March 30, 2023 | 1 p.m. CT

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Presented by – The National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Clinicians and organizations serving people experiencing homelessness routinely step up to meet new challenges and find solutions where none currently exist. The COVID-19 pandemic in particular has presented opportunities for new partnerships and programs, often with urgent deadlines and time-limited funding. While creativity and engagement are at the heart of what we do, continually saying “yes” to new endeavors can draw us away from what we do well and can lead to burnout. Saying “no” can also create space for new ideas and solutions to emerge. Join us for this informal discussion exploring the consequences of saying “yes” or “no” and how we might find healthy boundaries in the work we do, both individually and as organizations.


January 30, 2023 | 1:00 Central

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On-Going Series

Presented by – The National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Join us for Lunch and Learn…on the go! If you are interested in learning more about mobile health care, join us each week as we highlight a specific mobile health care program and discuss patient population/outreach, funding, staffing strategies, and overcoming barriers to care. These will be interactive sessions – so bring your questions and your lunch and join the discussion.

Session Dates :

Lunch and Learn…on the go!

Featuring Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless
Serving Alameda County – Oakland, CA
October 27 from 12:00 – 1:00 CT

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Featuring St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic
Serving Rural East Tennessee from Knoxville, TN
November 3 from 12:00 – 1:00pm CT

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Featuring New Horizon Family Health Services
Serving several counties in Upstate South Carolina
November 10 from 12:00 – 1:00pm CT

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Featuring Circle the City
Serving Phoenix, AZ
November 17 from 12:00 – 1:00pm CT

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Cindy Manginelli, BS | Director of Community Engagement | NHCHC

Launched in November 2021, the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network hosts monthly Community Conversations.

Forming around pressing issues affecting providers (defined broadly) who serve people experiencing homelessness, Community Conversations are not webinars: they are discussions informed by real-life cases meant to improve wellbeing of HCH providers through mutual support and problem-solving.

Therefore, attendees are expected to share openly and encourage others, not just listen, and all participants are encouraged to have their cameras on if possible. To facilitate a safer space, the conversations will not be recorded.

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Health Care for the Homeless providers serve a population with complex health and social needs. One of the main challenges to improving health for people experiencing homelessness is the ability to address the social determinants of health including access to housing, food, transportation, employment, and other resources. Building innovative, cross-sector community partnerships is one way to accomplish this goal. Developed by the Prevention Institute, the Community Centered Health Home (CCHH) model builds on the concept of PCMH while integrating a whole person, SDOH framework grounded in equity and justice. A CCHH not only acknowledges that factors outside the healthcare system affect patient health outcomes, but actively participates in improving them. This is a two-part webinar series in partnership with the Prevention Institute, with part one exploring the CCHH model and part two diving into operationalizing a community-centered approach. Join us for our first session in the series!

Date :

March 30, 2023 | 2 p.m. CT

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Please join us for a virtual half-day symposium on treating hepatitis C in primary care settings among people experiencing homelessness. We will cover a wide range of topics specific to treating hepatitis C in this population, including substance use, harm reduction, and complex medical needs.

The Symposium will feature speakers from primary care and health care for the homeless settings, national experts on hepatitis C, and a panel of people with lived expertise discussing their own treatment experiences.

Date :

April 5, 2023 | 11:30 a.m. CT

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2023 national conference logo in Baltimore

This year’s conference will be in Baltimore, Maryland – from May 15th to the 18th at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

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