Unstable housing among families with children will cost the United States an estimated $111 billion in health and education expenditures over the next ten years, according to new research published by Children's HealthWatch based at Boston Medical Center.
Researchers from the USC Center for AI for Society (CAIS), a joint research initiative between the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work have developed algorithms that are over 150 percent more effective in spreading public health information than methods currently used by many social service agencies
Plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment unless greater emphasis is placed on providing new supporting infrastructure and utilities, according to a major new study.
A North-South divide in the way children are dealt with by local authorities and the family courts has been uncovered by researchers from the Centre for Child and Family Justice Research at Lancaster University.
A study examining the impact of access to affordable housing on health showed that people receiving housing assistance were more likely to have medical insurance and less likely to have unmet medical need than other low-income people who were on a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) wait list. Led by University of Maryland School of Public Health researcher Dr. Andrew Fenelon, the findings suggest housing is an important social determinant of health.
Ask Elizabeth Bowen about the intersection of homelessness and HIV/AIDS in the United States and she'll respond without hesitation, 'Housing equals health.'
Racial and ethnic inequality in Chicago is so 'pervasive, persistent, and consequential' that the investigators describe life for white, black and Latino residents in Chicago today as a 'tale of three cities.'
US veterans who are being treated for schizophrenia are much less likely to drink any alcohol than the general population. But when they do misuse alcohol, it leads to worsening of their symptoms.
People reporting a history of incarceration in the past 12 months were less likely to be housed during the subsequent year compared with those who hadn't (24.7 percent vs. 75.3 percent, respectively), according to the report, published online today in the Canadian Journal of Public Health.
A new study finds some local authorities in London are letting down homeless veterans. Legal experts from the University of Kent who assessed London's local authority provision for homeless former members of the armed services found only nine out of 33 make an explicit online acknowledgement of their duty towards veterans, and there are ways all 33 could improve.