No place like home: The impact of homelessness on women’s health
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Homeless and unstably housed women face a myriad of risks to their overall health and well-being. Whether the issue is securing and maintaining housing for women with HIV or substance use to cope with housing instability or victimization due to unstable housing, the need for support is profound. This session will address these issues and offer recommendations to meet those needs and ameliorate the detrimental effects of homelessness and unstable housing for underserved, impoverished women.
Session Objectives: Describe the housing continuum experienced by underserved, impoverished women;
Discuss the association between unstable housing/homelessness and the potential risks for substance use, victimization and other negative health consequences for underserved, impoverished women; and
Identify social support opportunities for underserved, impoverished women experiencing unstable housing and homelessness.
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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health, Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Socialist Caucus, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Caucus on Homelessness, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)