Bringing Health Care to the Streets, But For How Much Longer?

There wasn’t much of a description to go on: A black woman in her 50s with one dread down to her waist. She was supposed to have a shopping cart that contained her belongings. She was likely somewhere around Harlem Hospital.

Bonnie Coover, a family nurse practitioner, and Ella Cantrell, a registered nurse, first checked the emergency room where homeless people sometimes congregate. Nothing.

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