The National HCH Council has released a fact sheet reviewing the social determinants of health (SDOH) most commonly associated with homelessness and resources to address those issues in health care settings. Over the past 30 years, SDOH have received increased recognition as factors that contribute to health inequities. Research has underscored the role of housing and health care access barriers in achieving positive health outcomes among people without homes, but there remains a great need to explore other factors which impact these outcomes. To that end, this publication explains social determinants of health, how they impact health and relate to individuals experiencing homelessness, and strategies and tools to address SDOH.
Read the fact sheet.