UCLA CHPR to Host Symposium on Health, Housing, and Homelessness

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Health Policy Research will host a virtual symposium on Monday, October 4 and Tuesday, October 5 entitled, “Opening Doors for All: Improving Health in Housing and Homelessness.” The symposium will bring together public health leaders, community advocates, policymakers, and other thought leaders to identify past successes and lessons learned to encourage California to effectively invest in evidence-based solutions to create a healthier, more prosperous state for all residents.

From a lack of affordable housing and health, mental health, and substance use services, to unemployment, incarceration, structural racism, domestic violence, and more, symposium speakers and panelists will discuss many of the underlying economic and social factors contributing to homelessness in California. The symposium will additionally discuss what actions are available to stakeholders in understanding and effectively addressing underlying factors to improve the health and well-being of state residents experiencing housing instability and homelessness.

Additional information, including registration, on the symposium is available here.