It’s a “social determinants of health” argument from another angle: by providing radically more comprehensive social services to the homeless, Utah has saved money through reduced emergency room visits and police intervention. The state’s efforts are a flagship success for the “housing first” approach to treating chronic homelessness. Read more in this extensive piece by Mother Jones.
On Sept 28 four panelists, including two SFGH residents, shared their daily experiences with discrimination based on their religion. The discussion included ideas for concrete actions other can take to challenge Islamophobia in the country, the community and at San Francisco General Hospital. SEE THE VIDEO HERE.