The State of Healthcare for the Homeless

Homelessness remains a national crisis in the U.S. Recent estimates via the Department of Housing and Urban Development show that there are still 552,830 homeless people across the country. The report also notes that the number of people in unsheltered locations have been increasing over the last three years. Homeless people have little to no access to healthcare in this country. This is despite well-established facts that homeless people face much higher risks of adverse health outcomes compared to the average U.S. citizen. While there are programs in place and charities at work to address this, evidence suggests that there are still institutional and social barriers to their access to

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