The health and housing in transition study: a longitudinal study of the health of homeless and vulnerably housed adults in three Canadian cities

The health and housing in transition study: a longitudinal study of the health of homeless and vulnerably housed adults in three Canadian cities

While substantial research has demonstrated the poor health status of homeless populations, the health status of vulnerably housed individuals is largely unknown. Furthermore, few longitudinal studies have assessed the impact of housing transitions on health. The health and housing in transition (HHiT) study is a prospective cohort study that aims to track the health and housing status of a representative sample of homeless and vulnerably housed single adults in three Canadian cities (Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver). This paper discusses the HHiT study methodological recruitment strategies and follow-up procedures, including a discussion of the limitations and challenges experienced to date.

JOURNAL: International Journal of Public Health
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011
LOCATION: Canada