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"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

Companion Care: Creating and Maintaining Connections with Primary Care through a Community-Based Accompaniment Program

Context: As of 2018, an estimated 53,000 individuals were experiencing homelessness throughout Los Angeles County.i   Nearly one-third describe their health as poor, and the American Public Health Association reports that 73% of individuals experiencing homelessness nationwide describe ≥ 1 unmet health need.ii  Student-run free clinics (SRFCs) represent one effort to extend healthcare to the homeless community and other vulnerable groups – in fact, the number of SRFCs nationally has more than doubled from 111 in 2005 to 208 in 2014.iii The U


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