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Dispose of Old Prescriptions on April 27, National Take Back Day

April 24, 2019

Check your medicine cabinets, clean out those old prescriptions — National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is coming up!

Hepatitis A: Vigilance Needed for a Growing Problem

April 8, 2019

CDC is reporting widespread outbreaks of hepatitis A. Because people experiencing homelessness are at increased risk of becoming infected with the hepatitis A virus, it is now recommended that all persons aged 1 year and older experiencing homelessness receive the hepatitis A vaccine. Read more about hepatitis A and how to prevent it.

Partner Highlight: OTIP Takes Comprehensive Approach to Combat Human Trafficking

April 1, 2019

The National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families (NCHYF) spoke to Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) Director Katherine Chon about the overlap between homelessness and human trafficking, OTIP resources available, and how professionals serving these communities can work together to help all young people.

Runaway and Homeless Youth, Mental Health, and Trauma-Informed Care

March 26, 2019

Whether it’s abuse, the consequences of living in poverty, a lack of empathy and support for their self-identity, or some combination of the three, runaway and homeless youth (RHY) often experience significant challenges to their happiness and well-being. Trauma-informed care can help RHY rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

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