4012.0 Impact of Homelessness on Health and Well-being

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 8:30 AM
People who are experiencing homelessness and have serious mental illness face a complex array of psychosocial and socioeconomic problems. This session will describe some of the physical and mental healthcare barriers reported by recently homeless persons. This session will also explain the critical role of community based social support networks in public housing projects and the potential costs for policy initiatives that fail to recognize that role.
Session Objectives: 1) Identify health protective social resources that exist within federally owned public housing projects. 2)Describe how to appropriately tailor housing and services for homeless individuals with and without mental illness. 3) Identify factors related to healthcare barriers among mentally ill homeless adults.

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Organized by: Caucus on Homelessness
Endorsed by: Family Violence Prevention Forum, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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