Homeless Healthcare

We have come dangerously close to accepting the homeless situation as a problem that we just can't solve - Linda Lingle

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How Health and Homelessness are Connected—Medically

Housing is so important to health that those without a home die decades younger than those with a home. While the average life expectancy in the U.S. is almost 80, chronically homeless individuals can expect to live only to their 60s. One study by Jim O’Connell, president of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, showed that the average life expectancy for the homeless in select cities was between 42 and 52 years.

Every day, a half-million people find themselves without a stable place to stay, and up to 3.5 million experience this at some point during the year. Homelessness impacts men, women and children across the U.S. in big cities and small towns. It impacts all races and…

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