Homeless people are uniquely vulnerable, at risk of a variety of health problems, including chronic illness, hunger, pain, and infections. While resources exist to provide homeless populations with health insurance and care, those resources don’t always make their way to the people who need them.
Nurses Marcus Henderson and Ian McCurry, graduates of Penn’s School of Nursing, have committed themselves to changing that. Since winning the 2017 Penn President’s Engagement Prize for their project, “Homeless Health and Nursing: Building Community Partnerships for a Healthier Future,” McCurry and Henderson have had their heads down, working to connect homeless people in the shelter system of the non-profit Bethesda Project with health information and care.
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