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Resources for King County health care providers

Clinical resources and information

  • Resources for technical assistance: training or help for developing health-related policies for your agency.

  • "Stop Germs!" - Video series on introduction to strategies for reducing communicable diseases for providers serving homeless populations.

Health Care for the Homeless Clinician's Network

Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians' Network is a national professional association that unites clinicians from many disciplines who are committed to improving the health and quality of life for people who are homeless.

The Clinician's Network provides clinical information, peer support, and innovative ideas through publications, regular communications, and a continually updated Web site. The Healing Hands newsletter addresses clinical issues specific to homeless health care practice. The Clinician's Network collaborates with nationally renowned researchers, focusing on improving outcomes with homeless patients. The Network makes recommendations about clinical practice, adapting established guidelines to fit your practice setting and develops training curricula, workshop sessions, video and audiotapes, and other educational materials.

Membership is open to front-line providers or anyone giving hands-on care to homeless people: Nurses, social workers, substance abuse counselors, mental health therapists, dentists, outreach workers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, case managers, pharmacists, psychologists, and physicians as well as students in these professions.

See also: Clinical Practice Resources, National Health Care for the Homeless Council Clinician's Network.

Funding opportunities

HCHN will be offering a competitive funding process opening February 2, 2024, for the next 3-year federal grant period 2025-2028 including funding from the Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy, the MIDD behavioral health sales tax, the City of Seattle Human Services Department, and the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care. Funding will be used to provide a wide array of health care and related supportive services to individuals experiencing homelessness including medical care, behavioral health care, and enabling services.

We will post a link to the RFP here when it becomes available. Until then, we encourage interested agencies to review our past procurements (1.1 Mb) and contact us if you have any questions about applying. Bidder’s conferences will be held after the RFP is released in early February to answer questions and discuss administrative and reporting requirements. An informal information session will be held on January 11, 2024 from 3 pm to 4 pm via Zoom.