Homeless individuals often do not receive the appropriate level of health care to manage multiple otherwise controllable medical conditions. Continuity of care is often a challenge. Individuals may temporarily establish care with a provider but become lost to follow up when they move away or establish permanent housing. They can become lost to follow up for other reasons as well, including relapse, an inflexible work schedule, mental illness and many others.
Community Health Centers of Burlington
Homelessness, Vermont, Primary care, Continuity of care, prevention medicine
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