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.
Video 1 of 7 of the Stop Germs! video series.
2015 Annual Report
This past year demanded a renewed call to action. HCHN joined community-wide efforts in response to the local State of Emergency on homelessness. We leveraged our experience and secured more health care resources for the city and county. This annual report highlights our key accomplishments and the opportunities ahead to improve our community's health.
- 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.