Report Release: Housing, Health, and Homelessness

When: July 11, 2018 (11:00 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Topics Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Public Health, Select Populations and Health Equity
Activity: Housing, Health, and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

On July 11th, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Science and Technology for Sustainability Program and the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice will host a public release of a new joint report, Permanent Supportive Housing: Evaluating the Evidence for Improving Health Outcomes among People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

Chronic homelessness is a highly complex social problem affecting communities around the country. The scope of the problem is substantial, with an estimated nearly 87,000 individuals experiencing chronic homelessness in 2017. The report addresses a fundamental question: To what extent have permanent supportive housing programs improved health outcomes and affected health care costs in people experiencing homelessness? The report also describes policy and program barriers that affect the ability to bring the permanent supportive housing programs and other housing models to scale to address housing and health care needs. This report will stimulate research and federal action to move the field forward and advance efforts to address chronic homelessness and improved health in this country.

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