The Health Implications of Homelessness and the Lack of Affordable Housing


November 20, 2019 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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Barbara B. Gray
Dennis Culhane
Tara Breitsprecher
Teresa Miller

Housing is recognized as a social determinant of health, meaning that housing and the neighborhood in which we live has been shown to have more impact over health outcomes than care received in an institutional setting.

Join us as we hear from Dennis Culhane, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, who will share his startling research on how the aging of the homeless population will significantly increase nursing facility utilization and cost. He will be joined by a panel featuring Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of the Department of Human Services and Tara Breitsprecher, Deputy Secretary of Policy and Planning for Governor Tom Wolf who will share current and future initiatives to more comprehensively address housing as a social determinant of health in Pennsylvania.