Health Care and Homelessness

Homelessness dramatically undermines personal and community health status. Throughout their lifespans, children, elders, and all who are chronically unsheltered confront cumulative health detriments of exposure, violence, and poor nutrition. With limited access to hygiene opportunities and health services, people experiencing homelessness endure poor continuity of care and some of the poorest health outcomes tolerated in the US health care system.

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