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Archived #HCH2019 Session Materials and Videos Now Available

Were you unable to attend the 2019 National HCH Conference or missed a session in Washington, D.C.? You can now view archived slides and materials from HCH2019’s workshops, Pre-Conference Institutes, and Learning Labs, as well as videos from keynote speakers, award presentations, and our social justice rally.
Presenters may send any remaining materials to Hannah Sadler, Technical Education Coordinator.… More

Celebrate Those Who Have Overcome Homelessness on the Summer Solstice

Please join the National HCH Council on June 21, 2019, the Summer Solstice—the first day of summer and the longest day of the year—as we celebrate individuals who have overcome incredible challenges to gain housing and affirm our continuing mission to eliminate homelessness.
The Council’s National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) is dedicating this Summer Solstice to honor the consumer … More

Upcoming Webinar from Our Partner: A Health Insurance Solution to Lower Costs and Provide Better Benefits

Presented by Nonstop Wellness
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 9 a.m. ET or 1 p.m. ET

Traditional fully-insured employee health insurance is taking its toll on the nonprofit workforce, and nonprofits are struggling to provide competitive health benefits to their employees. One underutilized health insurance model that controls costs without slashing benefits is a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA), an IRS-approved, … More

Read the June Edition of Council News: Reflecting and Preparing for Action

Council News

With #HCH2019 behind us, our CEO Bobby Watts reflects on our time in the nation’s capital and expounds on how we can move forward in the fight for justice in the latest issue of Council News. Explore our new guide with the Corporation for Supportive Housing on addressing health equity for people experiencing homelessness; learn about upcoming webinars on … More

Implementing HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in a Homeless Primary Care Clinic

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 2-3 p.m. CT
In the fall of 2018, a multi-disciplinary team of residents representing internal medicine, nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacy, and social work convened to address a low rate of initiation of PrEP for eligible Veterans in the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (HPACT) clinic … More

Read the Latest National Consumer Advisory Board Newsletter: The Consumer Voice


The latest edition of the Council’s National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) newsletter is available now. Written by people with lived experience of homelessness, The Consumer Voice highlights important information on housing and health care topics and shares updates on the work of NCAB and consumer advisory boards across the United States.
The Spring 2019 issue features the legacy of mentor … More

Upcoming Webinar: Clinicians’ Coffee Chat: Aging and Homelessness

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, June 25, 2019 | 2-3 p.m. CT
In this last of a four-part “Clinicians’ Coffee Chat” series, participants will share questions, wisdom, and resources on aging and homelessness. Discussion topics will include helping clients without homes access assisted living care, continuity of medical care once clients are housed, and … More

New Mobilizer: HCH Advocacy in Action

Take Action

This month’s Mobilizer continues the momentum from advocacy efforts during last week’s National HCH Conference and features federal rules currently in the public comment period that would limit access to health care and housing for people experiencing homelessness. Learn how you can take action by submitting comments on these harmful policies, keep track of upcoming rules, check out our new … More

Read the May Edition of Council News: Two Weeks to D.C.

Council News

With just 13 days left to #HCH2019, the Council is examining strategic approaches to achieve health care justice through best practices in its latest Council News. Read about the links between oral health, diabetes, and homelessness in our new fact sheet, discover how medical respite care programs can use performance measures to boost their outcomes in our … More

Medical Respite Care Programs & the Triple Aim Framework for Health

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 1-2:30 p.m. CT
Medical respite care programs are increasingly providing hospitals with a safe discharge option for patients who are homeless and need ongoing care. At the same time, health care systems nationally are using a “Triple Aim” framework to improve population health, enhance the … More