Health and homelessness are closely related. People with chronic, expensive health issues are more susceptible to becoming homeless. And people who are homeless typically have greater risks to their health and well-being. In this edition of HealthConnections, we offer an overview of those relationships and the demographics of homelessness in Knox County.
Dr. David Patterson, who studies homelessness through the University of Tennessee's College of Social Work, speaks with HealthConnections creator Dr. Carole Myers.