“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Addressing barriers to healthcare that exist for homeless communities in Seattle. Jacqui Hermer Co-founder and Director, Education Transforming Community Health.
Co-founder and Director,
Education Transforming Community Health
Why are folks homeless? communities
For people under 65 in WA, insurance covered by employers declined by 3.6% from 66.6% to 63%
During the same period, state-supported public health insurance programs increased usage by 2.3% from 13.2% to 15.5%.
Poor health is both a cause and effect of homelessness
Lack of access to housing
Lack of mental health services
Cost of transportation
Catherine Jones, MD
Co-founder, Latino Health Outreach Project
"If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time; but if you are here because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together."
Lilla Watson, Aboriginal artist, activist, and academic