Einstein Cirkel „Improving (Mental) Health Care in Homelessness“

The inter- and transdisciplinary Einstein Circle, run by Charité, HU Berlin, TU Berlin, FU Berlin, and the Robert Koch Institute, focuses on the mental and physical health of homeless people. Mental illness can be a major contributing factor to homelessness and, conversely, can be aggravated by the social difficulties that homeless people face. Measures to improve their health, social integration, and quality of life are still scarce. The aim of the Einstein Circle is to develop strategies and interventions to understand and improve the complex underlying systems in the Berlin metropolitan area. As well as social and data sciences, urban planning, and various medical disciplines, such as psychiatry as well as emergency and general medicine, the circle explicitly plans to include the perspectives of people affected by homelessness, and of practitioners in the field and international researchers.