The Association of American Medical Colleges convened a panel of doctors and other medical experts to discuss the recent dramatic increase in opioid-related deaths in DC.
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The scholarship from Woodley House will support all five awardees as they complete the certification program or pursue internships and jobs to put their credentials to use.
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council hosted a rally outside of the White House Friday calling on officials to consider housing a human right.
On May 28, the FY2020 Budget Support Act passed its second and final vote in the D.C. Council. Funds were added for the District’s only public hospital, the mayor’s Housing Preservation Fund, much-needed public housing repairs, and more.
Vendor Joe Jackson argues that there needs to be a more productive relationship between housing and healthcare.
On Jan. 26, the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center hosted its 25th Winterhaven Stand Down, a resource event for homeless and at-risk veterans. The day included on-the-spot hiring, legal aid, warm meals and more.
Homeless individuals who have experienced trauma are often less likely to seek out services. Here’s how street outreach workers are building relationships through trauma-informed care.
Thursday afternoon’s rainfall was the first time the Homeless Memorial faced inclement weather since it first started six years ago. Members of the homeless community,… Read more »
As evening fell, more than 105 local activists and community members crowded together in the Luther Place Church on Dec. 20 to memorialize the lives… Read more »
Man experiencing homelessness writes about the importance of public restrooms in Washington DC
This 10-year study in Boston, Massachusetts, analyzed the discrepancies between the mortality rates of the unsheltered homeless population versus the sheltered homeless population.
Ernest Yambot expresses his thanks to Mayor Muriel Bowser and Street Sense Media for their efforts in helping people experiencing homelessness.
The D.C. Department of Behavioral Health offers training sessions for individuals who suffer from substance abuse and other mental illness to become mental health peer counselors.
Pharmacies have long been in short supply in Wards 7 and 8, which serves as a disadvantage to residents.
Behavioral health specialist Richard Bebout is piloting a comprehensive high-tech project to provide care services to homeless patients with a complicated physical or mental health history.
Casa Ruby offers a variety of services to members of the LGBTQ community regardless of housing or immigration status
D.C. local government agrees upon LGBTQ health data collection, in opposition to Trump Administration’s attempt to eliminate it.
As treatment for HIV has improved over the years, federal funding dedicated to housing for HIV-positive people has not. Service providers are struggling to help new people in need as others continue to age and housing costs skyrocket.
A short story of the struggles that artist/vendor Patty Feris has experienced over the course of her life.
An article on Kaiser Permanente’s actions to promote affordable housing and its affects on homelessness across the country.