A New Study Shows Homelessness Affects Children's Health, Even Before Being Born

According to a recent study, pre- and postnatal homelessness can put children at higher risk for health issues:

“This research provides even more evidence of how important it is to prevent homelessness among children,” Sandel said. “There is no safe amount of time for a child to be homeless, and as pediatricians we should be regularly screening families for housing instability, so interventions can reach those at risk of experiencing homelessness. With the data on the housing status of our patients, we can also be better advocates for resources to drive innovations in addressing housing instability.”

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Melanie Parson