New Publication Examines Shelter Health and Health Centers

New ResourceThe National HCH Council has released a new resource: “Shelter Health: Opportunities for Health Care for the Homeless Projects.” The impact of the shelter environment on the physical and mental health of individuals experiencing homelessness is well documented. Health centers can play a meaningful role in addressing shelter health problems by providing screenings, education, and treatment to shelter residents and staff. Health centers are also well-positioned to lead discussions about systemic approaches to improve the health of individuals and families who rely on shelters to meet their basic needs.

Read more about how health centers can improve shelter health in their communities.