Recent Trends in Mortality Rates and Causes of Death Among People Experiencing Homelessness in Los Angeles County
The homelessness epidemic reflects a fundamental failure of society to meet the most basic needs of its people. Many who become homeless face conditions that greatly imperil their health. Multiple studies have documented mortality rates from three to eight times higher among those who are homeless compared to those in the general population.
The California Future Health Workforce Commission was created to help the state close the gap between the health workforce we have and the workforce we need.