Working Group on Homeless Health Outcomes meeting proceedings by Working Group on Homeless Health Outcomes (1996 Rockville, Md.)

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  • Homeless persons -- Medical care -- United States -- Evaluation -- Congresses.,
  • Outcome assessment (Medical care) -- Congresses.

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Other titlesMeeting proceedings
Statementsponsored by Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
ContributionsUnited States. Health Resources and Services Administration. Bureau of Primary Health Care.
LC ClassificationsRA564.9.H63 W67 1996
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Paginationiii, 27 p. ;
Number of Pages27
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Open LibraryOL715952M
LC Control Number97101509

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Go to tabular data about types of homelessness, by group. What Health Outcomes Do Women Experiencing Homelessness Face. Social determinants of health not only trigger homelessness but also contribute to it. “Everything is work,” said Breanna Lathrop, chief operations officer of Good Samaritan Health Center.

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A recent report summarizes key findings and recommendations. Institutional racism creates barriers and increases B lack people ’s participation in homeless services, and therefore, it must be dismantled to solve this equity imbalance.

Department of Health ehavior. Her work—including research, evaluation, and policy analysis—informs programs and policies at the national level and focuses on several substantive areas including identifying homelessness and risk among Veterans seeking healthcare, assessing. Being homeless has significant impact on health and well-being, and can lead to premature death.

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Most importantly, homeless clients have moved into housing which has demonstrated success to improve health outcomes and decrease cost (Larimer, Kaysen, Lee, & Kilmer, ). Lessons Learned Health care for the homeless is a great need, and there have been many models used to address this concern.

Under the programme, for the past 13 years the QNI has been facilitating a national network of nurses working in homeless health services. External funding for the Homeless Health Programme has been provided by a number of organisations over the years and during the period between and support came from Oak Foundation.

There are critical opportunities for the homelessness and education systems to work together to improve youth outcomes.

Secondary schools and higher education institutions can support youth experiencing homelessness by better identifying young people at risk of experiencing homelessness before they reach a crisis.

The early studies of homeless children that assessed health outcomes found a higher prevalence of health-related problems compared to low-income housed children or children in the general population. For instance, Alperstein et al. () in a study of outpatient medical records in a New York City pediatric clinic, compared homeless children under the age of five in New.

Introduction. There are nearly two million runaway and homeless youth in the USA each year. 1 Relative to housed youth, these youth are at increased risk for a myriad of health and behavioral health problems, including substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, poor mental health outcomes, violence, and victimization.

2 – 5 Recent work among homeless adults has suggested. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness 1 Ending Family Homelessness, Improving Outcomes for Children Having a stable home benefits children for a lifetime, improving their overall well-being, health, education, and future employment opportunities.

When families experience homelessness and housing instability, children suffer. Medical anthropology is the study of how health and illness are shaped, experienced, and understood in light of global, historical, and political forces.

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annual number of emergency department encounters was per year in the homeless group, compared to 14 per year in the control group. The maximum annual number of hospitalizations was per year in the homeless group, compared to in the control group.

Based on MEPS data on health care costs in the US, the observed levels of health care. the skills to find work or ensure their health and wellbeing. There are things we can do, together. Collaboration between local professionals – from environmental health and housing to allied health, public health and social care – is central to integrate services as a means to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities for.

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Homelessness continues to be a major social issue facing the United States. Depending on the criteria used to operationally define homelessness, the national incidence of the problem has been estimated to range from a low ofhomeless persons to a high of million homeless. Roncarati eventually decided the best way to help improve health among homeless people would be to study why they were faring so poorly—which led her to Harvard T.H.

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Homelessness is increasing globally. It results in poorer physical and mental health than age matched people living in permanent housing. Better information on the health needs of people experiencing homelessness is needed to inform effective resourcing, planning and service delivery by government and care organisations.

The aim of this review was to identify assessment tools that are. tion examined (n 30), no comparison group (n 56), no health outcomes reported (n 41), less than one half of subjects homeless (n 26), duplicate publications (n 17), and other reasons (n 4).

Seventy-three studies (reported in 84 articles published from to ) met inclusion criteria and underwent data abstraction and critical appraisal. Addressing the medical issues of homeless people is the health equity challenge of our time. The most recent US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) report on homelessness, published inestimated that about homeless people in the United States live in shelters and on the figure, based on a point-in-time snapshot on a single night each January, may well.

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