The Caucus on Homeless submitted a policy statement this year titled “Universal Medicaid Expansion and Its Implications on Health and Housing.” The statement has been approved for member comment and is available for review. If you are an APHA member, please log into the APHA website and provide supportive comments on our statement. We are listed as D1 under Group D: “Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce.” Thank you!
The deadline to submit abstracts to the Caucus on Homelessness has now been extended to February 12 at 11:59 pm PST. You may submit an abstract by logging on to the following URL – https://apha.confex.com/apha/143am/ch.htm
The 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition will take place October 31 – November 4, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Caucus on Homelessness invites you to submit abstracts on research, epidemiology, policy, legislation, advocacy, and service delivery pertaining to homelessness and homeless populations by Monday, February 9, 2015. Topics of interest and instructions can be found on the Call for Abstract page. Please contact Claudia Davidson for more information.
The Caucus on Homelessness events at the 142nd Annual American Public Health Association (APHA) Meeting and Exhibition in New Orleans, LA were a great success! At the November 2014 meeting, CoH offered 40 scientific presentations (20 oral and 20 poster), a site tour of the New Orleans HCH clinic, and raised $1,100 for the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic at our first ever social hour and fundraising event. The site tour was highlighted in the January 2015 issue of APHA’s The Nation’s Health. Read the article here.
In our efforts to include local communities in our activities, CoH invited representatives of the New Orleans HCH clinic to open up one of the oral sessions. Wendy Hernandez is a former patient of the clinic; she shared her experiences entering and rising out of homelessness with the help of clinic staff and outreach workers.
Social Hour & Fundraiser
We hope to see you in New Orleans next week! Please don’t forget to attend our Caucus on Homelessness sessions. We have a membership meeting, 2 poster sessions, 5 oral sessions, a social hour, and a site tour of a local Health Care for the Homeless clinic. Click here to see the schedule.
The 2015 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium will take place May 7-9, 2015 in Washington, D.C. They are currently accepting proposals for workshops and poster presentations. The proposal deadline is September 19, 2014 at midnight Eastern. Drawing on the expertise and commitment of more than 800 attendees, the conference includes Health Care for the Homeless staff, consumers, board members, students, advocates, government officials, and providers of health care and support services to people experiencing homelessness.
They seek proposals that educate and encourage audiences in the areas of health care delivery, administration, policy and advocacy, and research. Full criteria and instructions can be found on the National Health Care for the Homeless website on the Call for Proposals page.