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Housing and Public Health: Tiny Homes May Have a Big Impact

When most people think about public health, they probably think about vaccines, clinics, exercise, nutrition, and smoke-free policies. But what doesn't get much thought in the realm public health is the basic need for shelter: safe and affordable housing. Even among the well-employed, finding affordable housing (especially in the Washington, D.C. area) can be a stressful proposition. Unfortunately, housing prices continue to increase in many metropolitan areas, and economic or health… [Read More]

Homelessness and Health Care are Interwoven—Let’s Take a Closer Look

It's been a cruel winter nearly everywhere in the country this year. In an effort to stay warm and healthy, I have found myself layering clothes on and staying inside more than usual. Many people, however, are not as fortunate; far too many people in the United States do not have a place to call home. The homeless are particularly vulnerable at this time of year.   Examining the Link Between Homelessness and Health Care Homelessness and health care are closely linked. P… [Read More]
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