National Center for Health in Public Housing
Quarterly Newsletter
January 2014
The Mission of the National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH) is to strengthen the capacity of federally funded Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) health centers and other health center grantees by providing training and a range of technical assistance.
Announcing the 2014 Health Center and Public Housing National Symposium

The National Center for Health in Public Housing and Community Health Partners for Sustainability are pleased to announce the 2014 Health Center and Public Housing National Symposium: Engaging Residents of Underserved Communities: From Outreach to Quality Care will be held June 10-12, 2014, in Alexandria, VA. 


Please save the date on your calendar for this exceptional training event!

Be on the look out for more information on the symposium. The Call for Abstracts is now open! The deadline to submit an abstract is February 5, 2014
Patient-centered Care for Residents of Public Housing

The Patient-centered Medical Home (PCMH) is an innovative service delivery model emphasizing care coordination and communication. This approach to healthcare provides comprehensive coordinated care for people of all ages and medical conditions.  The PCMH model intends to improve primary care by focusing on the patient-doctor relationship. The PCMH model is built upon three foundational supports:

  • Health Information Technology (HIT)
  • Strong primary care workforce
  • Payment reform
Click here to learn more about PCMH models in Public Housing Primary Care. 
Is Your Health Center Youth-Friendly? Meeting the Sexual Health Needs of Low-Income Youth

In the U.S., young people, mostly those under the age of 24 are most at risk of contracting a sexually transmissible infection (STI). Low-income and underserved youth populations may be at additional risk of STIs. Health care providers, who serve disadvantaged populations such as youth living in public housing and other low-income and assisted housing, may face challenges when reaching this population.

Click here to read the full article.  
How TCA Health Care is Reaching Special Populations

TCA Health Care, a Public Housing Primary Care center located in the Altgeld Community has been a health center program since 1991. Their commitment to the community is exhibited through the specialized care they provide to more than 8,500 patients per year. 

Late this year, TCA began a campaign to educate and enroll Illinois residents in health insurance. Outreach services had a specific focus on underserved populations such as residents of public housing.  


To learn more about their outreach campaign, please click here
Current Events
Upcoming Webinars: 
  • January 14, 2014 2PM-3PM ET

Archived Webinars: 


NCHPH, a project of North American Management, receives funding through a cooperative agreement grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration.


This publication was made possible by grant number U30CS09734 from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care and its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HRSA.