Homeless Children: What Every Health Care Provider Should Know

Did you know?

  • The number of homeless families with children is increasing
  • The number of unaccompanied homeless adolescents is increasing
  • Homelessness is an important risk factor for a number of health issues


  • Recognizing homelessness
  • Understanding the specific health problems of homeless children Infectious disease, injury, lead, mental health & behavior problems, nutrition and growth, anemia, dental health, immunizations, asthma, vision, child abuse
  • Modifying health care plans and prevention strategies
  • Finding resources for your homeless patients and their families
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United States