More than one million children in the U.S.today are homeless. As a result, many of them lack regular health care. Ten years ago, a pediatrician in Phoenix, Arizona became the first to run his hospital’s mobile medical clinic – a doctor’s office on wheels. His goal was to help homeless children get the medical attention they need. Their problems –from sexually transmitted diseases to infections from living outdoors – are often very different than those of other children. The converted Winnebago known as “Big Blue” has now served almost 7,000 children. Health care challenges facing homeless children in America.

Guests

  • Dr. Randy Christensen staff physician at Phoenix Children's Hospital and medical director of Crews'n Healthmobile, a mobile medical clinic that provides health care to homeless children

Read an Excerpt

Excerpted from Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them. Copyright @ 2011 by Dr. Randy Christensen. Reprinted by Permission of Broadway Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York:

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Joel Klein: “Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools”

Wednesday, Nov 19 2014Joel Klein served as the chancellor of the New York City Department of Education for eight years. In a new book called "Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools," he recounts his experience as head of the nation's largest school district and explains his vision for how to solve the problems plaguing our education system.

The Right To Be Forgotten

Tuesday, Nov 18 2014Last May the European Union's highest court ruled that based on individual requests, search engines must delete links to personal information deemed "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant". Privacy advocates are hail the ruling but other warn of censorship: Debate over the right to be forgotten.

Debate Over Ending The U.S. Embargo On Cuba

Tuesday, Nov 18 2014Washington is coming under increased fire for failing to lift the 50-year-old ban on trade with Cuba. As Cubans struggle with a devastated economy, many say now is the time for change. Debate over ending the U.S. embargo on Cuba.