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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Changing the Narrative About Homelessness

This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, reviews how to address homelessness with new messages and interventions.

Learning Objectives

  • List the upstream determinants of homelessness.
  • Describe evidence-based approaches to preventing homelessness (primary, secondary, and tertiary).
  • Describe mechanisms to fund housing initiatives in major cities on the West Coast.

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; community development and housing specialists


Hilary Godwin, PhD, Dean, University of Washington School of Public Health

Discussion Questions

  1. What can we do as individuals to foster greater empathy among the public towards individuals experiencing homelessness?
  2. As public health professionals, how can we better communicate what "social determinants of health" are and why they are important to lay audiences?


Image Credit

Photo by David Lee. Used under Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0.

Air Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Communication Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Cultural Competency Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills