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These LA Doctors Do House Calls At Homeless Encampments

A homeless man begs for change at the Western Ave. exit from the Santa Monica Freeway. (Matt Tinoco/KPCC)
A homeless man begs for change at the Western Ave. exit from the Santa Monica Freeway. (Matt Tinoco/KPCC)

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The homelessness crisis in California gets labeled a public health crisis time and time again. But for those living it, homelessness is a personal health crisis, multiplied more than 100,000 times over statewide. Our California Dream collaboration is looking at solutions to some of the problems facing the state --- Matt Tinoco of KPCC has this story from L.A. on how outreach workers are addressing some of those health needs.

The California Dream series is a statewide media collaboration of CALmatters, KPBS, KPCC, KQED and Capital Public Radio with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the James Irvine Foundation.

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