Homelessness

Innovations

Community Paramedic Works Onsite in Homeless Shelter, Significantly Reducing Unnecessary 911 Calls and Connecting Residents to Primary Care 04/27/16

A community paramedic works onsite at Harbor Light Shelter, a homeless shelter, during afternoon and evening hours 4 days a week during periods when an onsite primary care clinic is not open. The...

Data-Driven System Helps Emergency Medical Services Identify Frequent Callers and Connect Them to Community Services, Reducing Transports and Costs 12/30/13

The City of San Diego's emergency medical services system implemented a program to identify individuals who frequently call 911 and arrange for them to receive relevant medical, social service,...

Short-Term Housing and Care for Homeless Individuals After Discharge Leads to Improvements in Medical and Housing Status, Fewer Emergency Department Visits, and Significant Cost Savings 03/13/13

The Illumination Foundation's Recuperative Care Program gives homeless clients the opportunity to rest in a safe environment after hospital discharge. Hospitals refer patients to the program,...

Removing Restrictions and Barriers to Supportive Housing for Late-Stage Alcoholics Reduces Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol-Related Symptoms, and Costs 06/20/12

By departing from standard policies employed by most supportive housing programs, Downtown Emergency Services Center provides permanent housing to late-stage, active alcoholics who frequently use...

Medical Student–Run Primary Care Clinic Offers Valuable Training to Future Physicians and Enhances Access to Care for Low-Income Patients 01/20/12

Students from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School operate Homeless and IndigentPopulation Health Outreach Project (HIPHOP)-Promise Clinic, a free primary care health clinic serving...

QualityTools

Medical Respite Tool Kit 04/03/13

The purpose of the Medical Respite Tool Kit is to provide information and tools to help organizations and advocates plan, develop, and sustain medical respite programs. Medical respite care is acute and postacute medical care for homeless persons...

REALtalkDC 04/14/11

The REALtalkDC campaign is geared towards young people in the District of Columbia (DC). The campaign reaches youth by providing sexual health information online and through a text messaging service that allows users to text “REALtalk” to 61827...

Permanent Supportive Housing Evidence-Based Practices 10/27/10

This kit, for mental health stakeholders and community leaders, outlines the essential components of supportive housing services and programs for people with mental illness. It discusses how to develop new programs within mental health systems...

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