Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for HEALTH AND HOMELESSNESS (410.610.01), a course offered by the Department of Health Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Introduces the issues of homelessness and its relationship to health. Lectures, seminars, and community experience present factors leading to homelessness, myths about homelessness, barriers to accessing services, health problems that arise from homelessness, multidisciplinary approaches to health care from homeless persons, and advocacy strategies.
1) Describe why homelessness is a public health problem that results from complex economic, social, health, and psychosocial factors. 2) Articulate the causes and consequences of homelessness from multiple perspectives, including the perspective of homeless individuals. 3) Describe the how health, mental health, and substance abuse needs and service options differ among heterogeneous homeless populations 4) Analyze the impact of local, state, and federal policies on homeless populations. 5) Propose solutions to address the inadequacy of resources and service systems that target homeless and poor populations. 6) Apply knowledge and skills by actively participating in the work of a community-based health organization with the explicit purpose of serving the homeless.
Sat Sun 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
All students interested in topic
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on participation in workshops, community site observational sessions, and a project/written report.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade