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JOURNAL NAME: Computers, Informatics, Nursing
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

Carrying hundreds of patient files in a suitcase makes medical street outreach to the homeless clumsy and difficult. Healthcare for the Homeless-Houston (HHH) began a case study under the assumption that tracking patient information with a personal digital assistant (PDA) would greatly simplify the process. Equipping clinicians with custom-designed software loaded onto Palm V Handheld Computers (palmOne, Inc, Milpitas, CA), Healthcare for the...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

In 1998, 48% of persons who had HIV testing at publicly funded sites in the United States failed to return for test results and posttest counseling. Opportunities for timely HIV therapy were lost; valuable resources were wasted. This study tested the hypothesis that rapid HIV testing enables a high percentage of high-risk outreach clients to learn their serostatus. We did on-site counseling and rapid HIV testing at community-based...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Outreach is a treatment modality for engaging underserved populations in health care. Nowhere is outreach more relevant than in delivering services to homeless persons with mental illness. Programs providing outreach to homeless people have been in existence for at least two decades and a craft has developed naturalistically. However, there has been insufficient formal examination of factors that influence the effectiveness of outreach and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

This curriculum is designed to be used by any person or program involved in reaching out to people experiencing homelessness. Parts of the curriculum are specifically oriented to those working in federally-funded Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) projects throughout the United States. The intent of this curriculum is to help workers gain a fuller understanding and appreciation for outreach work. There is no set formula, but it is hoped that...

JOURNAL NAME: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

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JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The purpose of the Informing Neighborhood Health project is to facilitate access to electronic health information resources at select community faith-based clinics. The project partners Texas Woman's University, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, and five community faith-based clinics located in Houston, Texas, that primarily serve the homeless and working poor. The clinics include San Jose Clinic, Good Neighbor...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

The objective of this study was to evaluate a medical outreach program that targets unstably housed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)- infected individuals. One hundred sixty-one cross-sectional interviews were conducted prior to and after establishing a medical outreach program in single room occupancy hotels. Participants' mean age was 42 years; 58% were men, 95% minority, and 59% active substance users. The postintervention group was...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Two studies involved structured interviews with 203 homeless people to examine the impact of sociodemographic variables, prior behavior, and the theory of planned behavior (TPB) variables, attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and intention, on uptake of outreach services. Study 1 was conducted in London, and Study 2 involved a comparable sample in New York. In line with previous research, the psychological variables...

JOURNAL NAME: Public Health and Primary Care Unit
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This study attempted to elucidate the meaning of hope as it occurred in the lived experience of seven homeless people residing in a cold weather shelter and to identify strategies that are used to maintain hope. It adopted a hermeneutic, phenomenological method and produced an emerging theory comprised of five key themes. These were: expectancy with hope experienced as future imagined reality, a way out of present difficulties and concretely...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health appointed 15 subcommittees to<br/>assist in its review of the Nation’s mental health service delivery system. The full<br/>Commission appointed a Chair for each subcommittee. Several other Commissioners served on each subcommittee, and selected national experts provided advice and support. The experts prepared initial discussion papers that outlined key issues...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health appointed 15 subcommittees to<br/>assist in its review of the Nation’s mental health service delivery system. The full<br/>Commission appointed a Chair for each subcommittee. Several other Commissioners served on each subcommittee, and selected national experts provided advice and support. The experts prepared initial discussion papers that outlined key issues...

JOURNAL NAME: Archives of General Psychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Background: While disparities in access to care are well documented, little is known about the quality of mental health care received by racial and ethnic minorities. We examined the quality of mental health care received by elderly enrollees in Medicare+Choice plans. Methods: An observational study was performed using individual-level Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set data. From 4182 to 5 016 028 individuals 65 years or older...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

The true extent of the affordable housing crisis in America has not been made explicit because it is usually measured by the number of households that have housing problems. Households are composed of individual people. When all the people who live in households with housing problems are counted, we learn that the affordable housing crisis affects far more people than some other social problems that get more media and political attention. (...

JOURNAL NAME: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 1905

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 1905

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Report

During the 1990s, the federal government dramatically changed its policy for housing the poor. Under the new approach, embodied in the $5 billion HOPE VI program begun in 1992, the Department of Housing and Urban Development moved away from providing project-based assistance for poor families and started promoting mixed-income housing and the use<br/>of housing subsidies to prevent the concentration of troubled, low-income&...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy 10(4): 175-189
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: Mother Jones
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 1905

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: Environment and Behavior 36(4): 578-591, 2004
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 1905

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Psychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the rates and predictors of HIV testing and receipt of results among homeless adults with serious mental illness in the initial 3-month period after contact with a community-based case management program. Method: Baseline and follow-up interview data came from clients (N=5,890) in the Access to Community Care and Effective Services and Supports program, and 18-site, 5-year federally...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 1905

This pamphlet explains the Olmstead Act and how it affects individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

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