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Assessing the Need

Many people
experiencing
homelessness
have limited or
no access to
comprehensive
medical care.


 

Challenges:
People experiencing homelessness face the same health problems as the general population, but at greater rates. The average life expectancy in the homeless population is estimated to be between 42 and 52 years, compared to 78 years in the general population.

Unfortunately, many homeless people who are ill and need 
treatment have limited or no access to comprehensive medical care due to economic and social barriers.

Solutions:
Broward Partnership’s on-site clinic assesses each resident upon intake, conducts physical examinations, and provides basic primary care throughout their stay at the shelter. The clinic focuses on ensuring that every patient establishes a connection with primary, tertiary and specialty care resources in the community in order to ensure continuity of care once the patient has left the shelter.

The clinic also provides health education on relevant topics like tobacco cessation and chronic disease management to help residents understand how to better manage their individual health concerns.

Outcomes:

  • 809 Medical Screenings were provided.
  • 1,304 Follow up visits were made to Broward Health's Healthcare for the Homeless Program.
  • 686 Referrals were made by Broward Health for specialized care.

Funders & Partners:

Batchelor Foundation | Broward Health’s Healthcare for the Homeless
Program | BARC | Care Resource | Fort Lauderdale Hospital | Florida Department of Health | The Jim Moran Foundation | Publix Super Markets

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Contact Us

920 NW 7th Ave.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

Phone: 954.779.3990

E-mail:  info@bphi.org

Wish List

Items needed

  • - Unexpired canned and dry food.

  • - Personal hygiene items for adults and children.

  • - Shampoos, soaps, lotions, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deordorant.

  • - Good quality professional clothing and shoes for men and women.

  • - Infant and children's clothing.

  • Diapers and unopened infant formula.

  • New underwear and socks for adults and children.

Video

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