Health & Healthcare

The link between health and homelessness may frequently be overlooked. Homelessness worsens health, with homeless individuals in their 50s experiencing the same health concerns as their housed counterparts in their 70s and 80s. With medical care, recovery, and healing made more difficult by homelessness, it’s clear that housing is health care.

UCSF BHHI’s health and health care research explores the links between homelessness and health. Our research focuses on reducing the barriers preventing people experiencing homelessness from accessing health care while identifying ways to facilitate access to existing health services.