4248.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Aligning homeless policy and practice for the millennium

After nearly two decades, the U.S. response to homelessness continues to be based on the concept of a crisis that depends on an emergency assistance infrastructure and highly targeted services. There is clearly sufficient experience and research knowledge to suggest such an approach may not be adequate or effective to address homelessness. This session will examine four aspects of our accumulating experience and knowledge, exploring what each has to suggest for a more considered alignment of our practices with what is known about the causes of homelessness, the composition of the population and how to use valuable housing and services resources. John Lozier (jlozier@nhchc.org) will serve as both the moderator for the session and provide reactor comments prior to questions from the audience. Learning objectives: To recognize and evaluate current policies for serving homeless persons and to identify and describe areas in which new policies and service practices may be appropriate
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Facilitator(s):John Lozier
Organizer(s):Walter Leginski
4:30 PMAn international perspective on homeless: The U.S. vs. Great Britain
Mary Ellen O'Connell
4:45 PMHomelessness: A condition or a population?
Dennis Culhane, PhD
5:00 PMHomelessness: A condition or a population?
Walter Leginski, PhD, Walter Leginski, PhD
5:15 PMIntegrating service delivery systems to address homelessness
Deborah Dennis, MA, Deborah Dennis, MA
5:30 PMThe management of diabetes in a cohort of chronically homeless persons
Stacy Swain, MPH, Denise Petrella, NP, Catherine Graziani, James J. O'Connell, MD
Sponsor:Caucus on Homelessness
Cosponsors:Social Work; Socialist Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA