Defining and Managing Homelessness in Rural East Tennessee — Dec. 4

Defining and Managing Homelessness in Rural East Tennessee — Dec. 4

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Homelessness is a problem in both urban and rural settings. Rural homelessness can be tied to poverty, lack of affordable and adequate housing options, high unemployment rates and the remote and isolated nature of rural settings. Individual circumstances, socio-economic structures and environmental circumstances can all lead to homelessness in both urban and rural environment.

The Social Ecological Model provides a possible explanation for the perceptions of rural homeless populations. Presenters will describe methods for their study on rural homelessness, their results and future research and practice implications around how homelessness is approached in rural communities as well as how individuals are engaged in non-medical and medical services.

Presenters: Claudia Davidson, MPH- Research Associate, National Health Care for the Homeless Council; Velma McBride Murry, PhD- Lois Autrey Betts Chair, Education and Human Development; Professor, Human and Organizational Development

Date: Friday, Dec. 4, 8:30 – 10 a.m.  

Location: McGruder Family Resource Center, 2013 25th Ave., North Nashville

To RSVP: Contact Lexie Lipham at

Light breakfast provided.


About the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Founded in 1999, the Alliance bridges the institutions of Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University. Its mission is to enrich learning and advance clinical research by developing and supporting mutually beneficial partnerships between Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University and the communities they serve.