Homelessness and the Public's Health: Legal Responses

James Hodge, Barbara DiPietro, Amy E. Horton-Newell

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Abstract

This commentary addresses public health issues underlying homelessness and related law, policy, and advocacy options. After framing public health issues for affected individuals and the community, legal and policy approaches and related barriers are assessed. Major topics include deficits in housing availability, the role of state-based Medicaid programs, criminalization of homelessness, and the use of emergency declarations seeking to address particular issues related to homelessness in select states and localities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-32
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

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Homeless Persons
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  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy

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Homelessness and the Public's Health : Legal Responses. / Hodge, James; DiPietro, Barbara; Horton-Newell, Amy E.

In: The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 45, No. 1, 01.03.2017, p. 28-32.

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