Nationwide homelessness solutions, Advocating for yourself at the doctor

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Small white homes are set up in a residential space.
People walk around the small homes set up on Dairy Drive for people experiencing homelessness Saturday, Nov. 23, 2021 in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Homelessness went up 11 percent over the last year, a record increase. With areas around the country looking for fixes, we look into nationwide policies that could help. We also get advice on how to advocate for our needs at our next medical appointment.

Featured in this Show

  • Homelessness sees a record one-year increase. How can the US reverse the trend?

    Rates of homelessness across the country are up roughly 11 percent from last year—the biggest increase the United States has seen since the government started tracking the numbers. We take a look at big-picture causes and solutions with an expert in homelessness prevention.

  • Dismissed at the doctor's office? Here's how to advocate for yourself

    We trust our doctors with our lives. But women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, geriatric patients and heavier patients are more likely to encounter medical professionals who dismiss their concerns or question their pain. We talk to an expert on patient-provider relationships about how we can better advocate for ourselves at the doctor’s office as the experts on our own bodies.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Marybeth Shinn Guest
  • Karen Spencer Guest

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