‘Social Determinants of Health’ are non-medical factors, well based and evidenced, intertwining the material circumstances of people, their socio-economic position and the socio-cultural environment as key mediators in their health status. These factors have a great impact on the access to healthcare and long-life prognosis and health trajectories of individuals.
Nearly thirty per cent of persons living in homelessness are women and most of them do not have a support system. Whilst women experiencing homelessness are faced with very specific problems, research on their situation is still lacking. Most importantly, decisive actions and policies are required to ensure their appropriate access to healthcare.
Last month, we discussed the relationship between immigration and homelessness describing the general challenges in health care access and providing recommendations on how to reach this complex target group. Remaining on the same topic, this month the CANCERLESS blog will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrants experiencing homelessness in Europe.
Last month, we focused on masculinity and prostate cancer screening among homeless individuals in our blog. For the month of December, the CANCERLESS blog will focus on the dynamic and complex relationship between immigration and homelessness.
Movember is an international initiative for funding projects focused on masculinity, mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. Up to date, 1,250 have been funded.