Homelessness risk among women veterans
To identify Veterans at risk of homelessnessor experiencing homelessness but not accessing servicesthe National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans developed a hospital-based universal screen for housing instability and risk. During its first quarter of implementation, this screen was administered to almost 1.4 million Veterans seeking primary care services, more than 107,000 of whom were female. These initial data indicate that female Veterans were more likely than male Veterans to report homelessness (1.1% vs. 0.9%) and risk for homelessness (1.8% vs. 1.2%).
Using data collected during the first year of implementation of this universal screeneras well as information from Veterans' electronic medical recordsthis presentation will discuss gender differences in demographic characteristics, clinical characteristics, and health services utilization patterns for Veterans at risk of homelessness. These findings will inform strategies specifically for homelessness prevention interventions for female Veterans.
Learning Areas:Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Compare rates of homelessness and homelessness risk among Veterans by gender. Identify risk factors for homelessness among female Veterans. Formulate intervention strategies to identify and prevent homelessness among female Veterans.
Keyword(s): Homelessness, Veterans' Health
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