The Homeless Get Sick; ‘Street Medicine’ Is There for Them

(By David Montgomery for Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts)

FORT WORTH, Texas — Toting a huge olive-green backpack stuffed with medical supplies, physician assistant Joel Hunt pushes through a dense cluster of woods less than two miles from downtown Fort Worth. He approaches a suspended tarp that serves as a makeshift tent, peeking inside at an elderly woman who was evicted from her home nearly eight months ago. Continue reading article here…

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