TITLE

Homeless in Toronto

AUTHOR(S)
Silversides, Ann
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/6/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 10, p1172
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that based on Street Health's research, chronic illnesses such as diabetes, angina, asthma and arthritis are more prevalent among the homeless in Toronto, Ontario. According to street nurse Kathy Hardill, the intervening years have been brutal for homeless people because of cuts to social assistance rates and looser tenant protection laws. Dr. Stephen Hwang, advisor to the study and researcher at the Centre of Inner City Health at St. Michael's Hospital stated that the research was truly community-driven and community led.
ACCESSION #
27236820

 

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