2017 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium

2017 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium

Conference Program | Archived Session Materials | Attendee List | Schedule and Session Descriptions | Exhibitors/SponsorsSite VisitsHill Visits | Award WinnersCME Info


Working Together for Access

June 21-24, 2017
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

HCH2017 brings several “firsts” for an HCH Conference, including a discounted registration for staff and board members of our Organizational Members (more detail below), our new Lozier Scholarship in honor of our founding Executive Director, and, by popular demand, opening and closing plenaries!

Whether you’re interested in implicit bias or wound care, substance use disorder treatment or health IT-enabled quality improvement, we hope you’ll join us in Washington D.C. as examine the future of HCH, “Working Together for Access.”


What We’re Excited About for HCH2017:

  • Two full days of workshops featuring nearly 90 workshops from more than 200 speakers.
  • Six Pre-Conference Institutes ranging from health care reform to medical respite care, and more!
  • Seven Learning Labs on topics such as implicit bias as a health care barrier, end-of-life care, and more!
  • Diverse, creative sponsorship and marketing opportunities, including discount for nonprofit exhibitors.
  • Our Rally for Health Care Justice on Friday, June 23!
  • 23.5 hours of continuing medical education credits!
  • Our mobile event application with a complete event schedule and program and real-time event activity.
  • Our HCH2017 Facebook Page: keep current with Conference information, workshop spotlights, and more!

Attendee List and Archived Sessions Now Available!

Curious about who attended HCH2017 or wish to review session information? You can now view a full attendee list as well as archived sessions materials.

HCH2017 Conference Program

View our full program.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Brenner

Meet our HCH2017 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Brenner. A MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and health innovator, Brenner is nationally known for his groundbreaking work in identifying high-need, high-cost patients in fragmented systems and improving their care with the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. Senior Vice President of Integrated Health and Human Services at UnitedHealthcare, Brenner headlines what promises to be our largest conference yet. Learn more.

Susan L. Neibacher Address Speaker: Bobby Watts

dsc_4211Join Bobby Watts, Council CEO, for an engaging policy presentation. A nationally recognized leader and advocate in homeless health care, Watts has decades of experience in Health Care for the Homeless that will inform his remarks. Curious about how Bobby entered the field and about his thoughts on why HCH is important? Learn more.

Exhibits and Sponsorships at HCH2017

dsc_4211The Council pleased to offer a diverse menu of sponsorship and marketing opportunities, including a discount for nonprofit exhibitors. We anticipate up to 1,300 attendees at our Conference, the preeminent gathering of homeless health care professionals and consumers. Learn more.

See HCH Up-Close in Site Visits

dsc_4211Join us as we tour several Health Care for the Homeless organizations and homeless resource centers, each dedicated to providing care, respite, and assistance to people experiencing homelessness. Learn more.

Enhance Your Practice with On-Site Technical Assistance

dsc_4211Do you have a specific question or need related to homelessness and health care? You can ask for help in-person with our on-site Technical Assistance (TA)! Learn more.


Visit Your Elected Officials on Capitol Hill

dsc_4211Attending our 2017 National HCH Conference? The Council invites you to visit the offices of Senators and Representatives while you are in Washington, D.C., to help further our mission to end homelessness. We will provide guidance and resources for these easy-to-make visits: no experience is required! Learn more.

Announcing Our HCH2017 Award Winners

We are excited to announce our HCH2017 award and scholarship recipients! See the winners.

Washington, D.C. Area Hotels

While we cannot guarantee availability or rates, there are several hotels nearby which may have competitive rates: