Riesgos de salud crónicos y acceso a la atención médica para adultos sin hogar en El Paso, Texas durante los tiempos de COVID-19


  • Eva Margarita Moya University of Texas at El Paso
  • Amy Joyce-Ponder University of Texas at El Paso
  • Araceli García Border Biomedical Research Center, The University of Texas at El Paso https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7767-2118
  • Janet Flores The University of Texas at El Paso



Palabras clave:

Falta de vivienda, Condiciones de salud crónicas, Riesgos de cáncer, Acceso a la salud, Calidad de vida


Las personas que han experimentado la falta de vivienda enfrentan tasas desproporcionadas de condiciones crónicas de salud y mentales, disparidades, y otras desventajas que contribuyen a la falta de protección y que llaman a los trabajadores sociales en los niveles micro y macro – en colaboración con colegas de todos los sectores profesionales y de servicios – para examinar, mitigar y eliminar. Este estudio de métodos mixtos documentó los determinantes sociales y de salud que ponen a las personas sin hogar en riesgo de padecer problemas de salud crónicos que pueden conducir a un mayor riesgo de cáncer, utilizando una encuesta creada por el equipo de investigación y administrada a 74 (n=74) hombres y mujeres adultos mayores de 18 años sin hogar. Hipotetizamos que la falta de acceso a la atención médica perpetúa las enfermedades crónicas y puede aumentar el riesgo de cáncer. Los hallazgos sugieren áreas en las que los trabajadores sociales, de acuerdo con los valores de servicio, dignidad y valor de la persona y justicia social de la profesión, deben abogar por la educación, los exámenes de detección y la atención de la salud, participar en el trabajo de políticas, e impulsar más investigaciones.


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Cómo citar

Moya, E. M., Joyce-Ponder, A., García, A., & Flores, J. (2023). Riesgos de salud crónicos y acceso a la atención médica para adultos sin hogar en El Paso, Texas durante los tiempos de COVID-19. EHQUIDAD. Revista Internacional De Políticas De Bienestar Y Trabajo Social, (19), 121–144. https://doi.org/10.15257/ehquidad.2023.0005