No Place to Call their Own: Addressing Homelessness and Housing in the ED

No Place to Call their Own: Addressing Homelessness and Housing in the ED

April 15, 2021

Patients who are homeless visit the ED more often than the general population, yet we get minimal formal education about homelessness and the impact of housing on health. We'll talk with 3 physicians about their experience around homelessness and housing and how we can best support our patients struggling with housing issues.

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Host

Kate Joyce, MD, MPH

Henry Ford Hospital EM/IM, PGY2
Twitter: @sceneisnotsafe
Instagram: @sceneisnotsafe  
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Guests

Richard Bryce, DO

Chief Medical Officer, Community Health and Social Services Center
Faculty advisor, Street Medicine Detroit and Detroit Street Care
Faculty, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and Henry Ford Hospital

Ryan McCormack, MD, MS, FACEP

Assistant professor, Emergency Medicine & Addiction Research
Bellevue Hospital/NYU School of Medicine
Twitter: @rp_mccormack

Katherine Chen, MD

National Clinician Scholars Program
Internal Medicine, UCLA

Patients who are homeless visit the ED more often than the general population, yet we get minimal formal education about homelessness and the impact of housing on health. We'll talk with 3 physicians about their experience around homelessness and housing and how we can best support our patients struggling with housing issues.

No Place to Call their Own: Addressing Homelessness and Housing in the ED

Overview
Patients who are homeless visit the ED more often than the general population, yet we get minimal formal education about homelessness and the impact of housing on health. In this episode, we talk with three physicians about their experience around homelessness and housing and how we can best support our patients struggling with housing issues.

Key Resources:

Dr. Chen's Recent Publication

Organizations mentioned in this episode:

Books on how housing has created a stratified society and policies/programs to improve housing (& health!) equity

Articles on what health systems are doing about housing

Peer Review

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