The U.S. Census Bureau just released the Income and Poverty and Health Insurance reports. These reports are important because income and poverty are risk factors for homelessness, and may provide indicators for economic stability. Although the economic crisis seems to have passed, recovery from this crisis has been slower for those living in poverty.
In 2013, the nation’s official poverty … More
September 12, 2014 | 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern
Medical respite programs improve continuity of care for people experiencing homelessness by bridging health systems and by promoting patient self-management. Studies indicate that patients who access medical respite care have fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visit in the months following program participation. For these reasons, medical respite programs are becoming a hot topic … More
The Center for Worker Health at Wake Forest School of Medicine, California Rural Legal Assistance and Farmworker Justice are hosting a 1-day conference examining the connections between farmworker housing and health. “Farmworker Housing Quality and Health: A Transdisciplinary Conference” will take place on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA.
Online registration for this … More
On August 28, 2014, the New York Times published, “What Doctors Can’t Do,” an opinion piece about Community Health Workers. Author Tina Rosenberg describes the targeted services, financial savings, and logistical complexities of managing CHW programs. Council Project Coordinator Julia Dobbins oversees the Community Health Worker project funded by a CMMI Innovation grant. She penned a response to the article … More
October 8, 2014 | 2-3 p.m. Eastern | Register
As many as 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender , or queer (LGBTQ), the majority of whom have experienced family rejection and abuse because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The stigma and discrimination experienced by many LGBTQ youth amplifies the struggles and health risks associated … More