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Stephen W. Hwang
Housing Vulnerability and Health: Canada's Hidden Emergency: Dr. Stephen Hwang, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Toronto & Research Scientist, Centre...
Homelessness Resource Center (HRC)
Stephen W. Hwang is a research scientist at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health, the Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, and is an associate professor of medicine in the...
Stephen W. Hwang
Dr. Hwang describes how his work with homeless men in the downtown Toronto community around the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute influences his research into healthcare and other issues facing disadvantaged populations.
Stephen W. Hwang
We have a system in Canada which admirably ensures that almost everyone has health insurance but which doesn’t necessarily ensure they have access to a primary care provider whom they trust and have confidence in and coordination of the care they...
Stephen W Hwang
Consider the following hypothetical scenario. An innovative new intervention for people with diabetes is developed. Health Canada provides funding to a highly accomplished group of academic health scientists, who have no financial conflicts of...
Stephen W. Hwang
Commenting on Podymow et al. (Shelter-Based Managed Alcohol Administration to Chronically Homeless People Addicted to Alcohol), Hwang notes that the study, though not without limitations, provides " tantalizing demonstration of the...
Stephen W. Hwang
BACKGROUND: Homeless people suffer from high levels of morbidity and mortality, but there is surprisingly little empiric evidence that homelessness has a direct adverse effect on health. METHODS: This study examined the relationship between shelter...
Stephen W. Hwang
The study was conducted on men aged 18 years or older who used homeless shelters in Toronto in 1995. It compared mortality rates among men using homeless shelters with the general Toronto population, and examined whether mortality rates differ...
Stephen W. Hwang
Homelessness is a significant problem in the urban centers of many western countries. According to the United Nations, ‘absolute homelessness’ refers to people who sleep outdoors, in vehicles, or in abandoned buildings. In developed countries, many...
Stephen W. Hwang
Homelessness affects tens of thousands of Canadians and has important health implications. Homeless people are at increased risk of dying prematurely and suffer from a wide range of health problems, including seizures, chronic obstructive pulmonary...
Stephen W. Hwang
Homelessness is a growing problem in Canada. Homeless people suffer from high rates of illness. Despite their higher need for health care, little is known about their health care use, the barriers to obtaining care, or the effectiveness of specific...
Stephen W. Hwang
Canada needs to address a hidden emergency in housing. No, it’s not an impending U.S.-style mortgage meltdown. Nor, surprisingly, is it homelessness, a problem that can hardly be considered “hidden” after the mayors of Canada’s biggest cities...
Stephen W. Hwang
Dr. Stephen Hwang explains "Housing First", a simple and effective way to help people who are homeless and living with mental health problems. The Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH) is part of a national study to demonstrate how well...
Stephen W. Hwang
HOMELESSNESS AFFECTS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CANADIANS and has important health implications. Homeless people are at increased risk of dying prematurely and suffer from a wide range of health problems, including seizures, chronic obstructive pulmonary...
R. Bose, Stephen W. Hwang
A study of the panhandlers in Toronto, ON to determine their demographic characteristics, income from panhandling and other sources, spending patterns and attitudes toward panhandling.