243927 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI) Cross-Site Evaluation Impact study: Service and Housing model approaches to ameliorate substance use disorders, reduce homelessness and increasing housing stability

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 9:20 AM

Nahama Broner, PhD , Crime, Violence and Justice Program, RTI International, New York, NY
James Trudeau, PhD , Crime, Violence and Justice Program, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC
Alexander J. Cowell, PhD , Health, Social, and Economics Research, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC
Arnie Aldridge, MS , Behavioral Health Economics Program, RTI International, Durham, NC
Karl Maxwell, PhD , Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD
This presentation describes the approaches to integrating evidence-based treatment, wrap-around services and housing developed by 25 programs funded in 2009 through the SAMHSA GBHI program serving veterans, women and families, youth and those involved in the criminal justice system with substance use and, or co-occurring mental disorders. Based on structured interviews, document extraction, focus groups, site visit observation and client self-report data, we will present the primary models that serve to organize these approaches across target populations and for a continuum from homelessness to being housed. We will discuss a number of model elements including setting, clinical population characteristics, treatment and housing criteria, evidence-based practices, supports and financing that were used to cluster sites. We will also describe the implications of these models for practice, policy and research. This presentation is proposed as part of a SAMHSA GBHI panel.

Learning Areas:
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe approaches to delivery of evidence-based treatment, wrap-around services and housing by 25 GBHI programs

Keywords: Substance Abuse Treatment, Homeless

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a published author of evaluation and research in this area, the Project Director for the cross-site evaluation and am conducting the relevant on-going analyses.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.