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How Providers Across the US Are Caring For the Country’s 580,000+ Homeless People

More than 580,000 individuals are experiencing homelessness in the U.S., and hospitals across the country have dedicated programs to caring for this incredibly at-risk population. The indicatives at UCLA Health, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and University of Illinois Health focus on street medicine, connecting patients to housing and integrating behavioral and preventive care into primary care.

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In 2016, the opioid epidemic hit home

In February of this year, the FDA approved the Narcan nasal spray to revive patients that had overdosed on opioid drugs. But the real story of 2016 was how widely that antidote was needed. The epidemic reached all corners of America in deadly new synthetic forms, raising unprecedented awareness about the dangers of opioid use -- without yet bringing the death toll down.