Los Angeles Homeless: Can “Street Medicine” Prevent A Healthcare Crisis? w/ Dr. Michael Hochman – Ask Dr. Drew
** CALL IN AT 3PM PT: https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1MYxNnoqlwZxw ** In January 2020, Los Angeles County reported a homeless population of over 66,000. With an average of 5 deaths per day, the current strategy obviously isn’t working. Dr. Michael Hochman joins Ask Dr. Drew to reveal a new model of innovative “street medicine” that provides healthcare to the city’s most vulnerable through the non-profit Healthcare In Action group.
Learn more at HealthcareInAction.org
Dr. Michael Hochman is a board-certified general internist and the inaugural CEO of Healthcare in Action Medical Group, a non-profit program exclusively dedicated to patients experiencing homelessness.
Dr. Hochman previously served as the inaugural director of the USC Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science and Innovation; the Medical Director for Innovation at AltaMed Health Services; and the Senior Health Deputy for LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Dr. Hochman attended Harvard Medical School.
He has won several clinical teaching awards and has written on health topics for the Boston Globe and other publications. He is also the founding editor of the 50 Studies Every Doctor Should Know book series, published by Oxford University Press.
Ask Dr. Drew is produced by Kaleb Nation and Susan Pinsky. This show is for entertainment and/or informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
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