Metta Fund

Healthcare for the Homeless is a Site of Innovation

Providing healthcare services to the homeless community can be uniquely challenging, as these individuals often move frequently and have multiple chronic conditions. Well-designed, targeted care coordination can substantially improve health outcomes for this population. New innovations developed to support the homeless, including electronic health records that store patient information in the cloud and mobile care in accessible locations such as grocery stores have the potential to improve mainstream medicine and serve as a foundation to improve access to quality care for all. For more information on enhancements in access and coordination of culturally relevant care that have come from serving those experiencing homelessness, refer to this article from Stat News.