A national housing strategy will save Canadian lives

Not having a home can be lethal – homelessness causes premature death, poor health and is a significant burden on our health-care system

A national housing strategy will save Canadian livesBeyond a crisis of housing and poverty, homelessness is a public health emergency. The longer people are homeless, the worse their health becomes. In emergency rooms and frontline clinics, patients are triaged based on urgency. A high-quality health system would connect these efforts to a larger plan to prevent illness and keep people healthy. Unfortunately,…