“Research leaves little doubt about the negative impact a lack of a place to call home has on people’s health. The toll on mental and emotional health is enormous, alongside the physical harms. People experiencing homelessness are more vulnerable to becoming victims of crime, especially women, and more likely to experience a medical emergency. Unsurprisingly, the life expectancy of people who are unhoused is significantly lower than for the general population. Alarms are sounding about the nation’s aging, unhoused population. We’re going to dig into this complicated issue at our fall summit Nov. 2-3 in Oakland, Calif.”

Find more information and register through October 19 at https://m.healthjournalism.org/events/homelessness-and-health.