Homelessness is interconnected with public health, studies find

10/21/2013 | City Limits (New York City)

More than a dozen studies point to the negative health effects of homelessness, including higher incidence of diseases such as tuberculosis and depression, decreased ability to access treatment and negative effects on child development. A new policy by the state of New York that allocates $75 million from health care funding, including Medicaid dollars, for supportive housing is a positive step and could save tax money, writes Jeff Foreman, policy director at Care for the Homeless.

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