Our Vision & Mission

It is the VISION of the Street Medicine Institute that people living in the streets throughout the world will have direct access to health care and social services.  

The MISSION of the Street Medicine Institute is to improve the health and well-being of homeless persons by expanding the number and capacity of Street Medicine providers.  

We hope to accomplished our vision through:

  • Customized, on-site consultation and training programs designed to assist communities establish or improve their own Street Medicine programs;
  • Documentation and sharing of best practices in the delivery of Street Medicine;
  • Encouragement of a global Street Medicine community primarily through the annual International Street Medicine Symposium; and,
  • Creation of service-oriented Street Medicine learning opportunities for students in the health sciences. 

NOTE:  While the Street Medicine Institute is comprised of individuals with Street Medicine expertise, we are not engaged in the direct delivery of Street Medicine health care services.  Rather, we assist and support individuals and communities wishing to start or improve a Street Medicine program.