Philip Malebranche is a member of the Care For the Homeless (CFH) Consumer Advisory Board and sits on the CFH Board of Directors. He is also a writer and
Our work to end homelessness takes many forms. From health care and housing to policy and advocacy, we are there.
Explore the our effect page and read the stories of those who have overcome the many obstacles of homelessness. Discover the many ways you can join us in our mission to end homelessness.
Homelessness and health care are unequivocally linked. Only treating one allows the other to fester, perpetuating an individual’s cycle of homelessness. Care For the Homeless providers and staff understand the importance of this intersection. Thus, they work to address the whole person.
That is, who they are, what their background is, what their current situation is, and their medical needs. This health care model highlights the many nuances and complexities homelessness presents and breaks down the prejudices stacked against it.
The State of Health Care in the Homeless Population
People experiencing homelessness suffer disproportionately from poor health. The facts on the page linked below illustrate the complex status of health care within the homeless population.
Essential Workers | Essential Voices
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Earlier this year, we implemented OpenNotes at our six health care delivery sites for families and children. The pilot program allows patients to virtually
Note: This interview was completedprior to the pandemic declaration. Cars rushby above on the Van Wyck Expressway and Jackie Robinson Parkway. A few streetsaway,
Peer outreach specialists are core components of Care For the Homeless’ (CFH) health care delivery practices. Specifically, they ensure that potential