Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 2:00pm ET / 1:00pm CT / 12:00pm MT / 11:00am PT
Young people who experience homelessness have significantly higher rates of emotional, behavioral, and immediate and long-term health problems. Numerous studies have outlined the negative outcomes for individuals under the age of 24 experiencing homelessness. Communities are exploring how to work more upstream and provide supports that can help prevent youth homelessness, while addressing their unique health needs. Addressing social determinants of health, such as housing instability, can be challenging, long-term endeavors. Some health systems, funders, and nonprofit organizations, however, are exploring ways that they can support affordable housing.
The webinar will explore the intersection of health and homelessness among young people. We will discuss some promising programs and projects that are currently happening and upcoming at this intersection. We will also highlight some programs addressing the medical needs for some specific subpopulations of young people experiencing homelessness, such as pregnant young women and system-involved youth.
- Explain the shifting policy, programming, and practice landscape related to individuals under 24 years old experiencing homelessness.
- Identify gaps in care for young people experiencing homelessness and provide several innovative examples of how to address those gaps and generate learning to improve care.
- Provide several key perspectives from medical, research, and practitioners on the importance of a comprehensive and holistic care delivery approach that is centered on creating equitable access to young people experiencing homelessness.
- Tabitha Blackwell, Director of Networks and Programs, FTEH (Moderator)
- Kelly Kelleher, MD, Pediatrician and Professor, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- Barbara Poppe, Barbara Poppe and Associates
- Natasha Slesnick, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Administration, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
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