Healthcare for the Homeless Network (HCHN)
The Health Care for the Homeless Network (HCHN) provides health care services for people experiencing homelessness in King County and provides leadership to help change the conditions that deprive our neighbors of home and health.
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Video 1 of 7 of the Stop Germs! video series.
Funding opportunity for homeless health services – opening March 16
Agencies providing health services to homeless individuals can apply to partner with Health Care for the Homeless Network (HCHN) through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) available 3/16/17 at www.kingcounty.gov/health/rfp. HCHN partners provide medical/nursing, outreach, case management, mental health, and substance use disorder to the single adult, family, and youth/young adult homeless populations throughout King County. Please share this information with partners serving homeless individuals, and your networks of agencies who may be interested in applying.
Interested agencies can attend regional information sessions. The first hour will be a bidders' conference, and cover the actual RFQ and process. The second hour of the sessions will be conducted by technical assistance provider, Cedar River Group, on no cost application support available to interested agencies. The TA portion of the session will provide an overview of the support available, including review of the RFQ for fit with agency services, application review and support prior to submission.
- Seattle, Tues 3/28: Public Health offices, 401 5th Ave, room 121 (ground floor behind elevators), Seattle
3:30 - 4:30pm bidders conference; 4:30 – 5:30 Technical assistance overview
- Bellevue, Weds 3/29: KCLS Library, 1111 110th Ave, Bellevue
9:30 – 10:30am bidders conference; 10:30 – 11:30 Technical assistance overview
- Kent, Thurs 3/30: KCLS Library , 212 2nd Ave North, Kent
2:00 – 3:00 bidders conference; 3:00 – 4:00 Technical assistance overview
- Shoreline, Friday 3/31: KCLS Library, 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline
12:30 – 1:30 bidders conference; 1:30 – 2:30 Technical assistance overview
- See external resources on trauma-informed care
- Expanding how Healthcare for the Homeless reaches people with complex needs
From the Public Health Insider blog, August 10, 2016
- Mobile medical clinic for homeless people to start rolling in Seattle
From The Seattle Times, July 6, 2016
- New mobile medical van hits the road to help Seattle's homeless
From the Q13 Fox, July 6, 2016
- Integrating Health and Housing Solutions for Older Homeless and Formerly Homeless King County Residents: A Proposed Roadmap for Averting an Approaching Crisis, April 29, 2016
Homelessness inevitably causes serious health problems. Illnesses that are closely associated with poverty - tuberculosis, AIDS, malnutrition, severe dental problems - devastate the homeless population. Health problems that exist quietly at other income levels - alcoholism, mental illnesses, diabetes, hypertension, physical disabilities - are prominent on the streets. Human beings without shelter fall prey to parasites, frostbite, infections and violence.