Creating and evaluating innovations in homeless services: The challenges of integrating social services and medical services for high- need homeless populations
Learning Areas:Program planning
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Discuss the challenges in evaluating a model of homeless services which is attempting to integrate traditional social services with medically supportive services. Differentiate between the characteristics of social service and medical care/case management. Identify major barriers to care coordination for homeless high-utilizers of medical care
Keyword(s): Homelessness, Homeless Health Care
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: My research interests focus on urban policies affecting poor families and their children. I have served as the principle investigator on multiple grants which evaluated programs aimed at meeting the health, social service, housing, and educational needs of poor urban families. My research has been funded by the New York Cityâs Human Resources Administration, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundationâs Urban Health Initiative.
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.