Assessing Health Care Needs Among Street Homeless and Transitionally Housed Adults
Homeless, homeless services, physical health, behavioral health
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
This study examined the health services received and needed among homeless persons in Hillsborough County, FL (N = 823). Lifetime and current need and receipt of health services were assessed with a cross-sectional survey. Participants reported extensive lifetime and current needs for physical and behavioral health care services. Nearly a third of participants reported current unaddressed health problem(s); an inability to obtain needed health care; and feelings of unaddressed mental health issue(s) as well as substance abuse problem(s) in the past year. Future research on homelessness and health should focus on identifying different pathways to health and mental health services for this vulnerable population and the outcomes of these interventions.
Was this content written or created while at USF?
Citation / Publisher Attribution
Journal of Social Service Research, v. 37, issue 3, p. 338-350
Scholar Commons Citation
Barrett, Blake; Fogel, Sondra J.; Garrett, Jack; and Young, M. Scott, "Assessing Health Care Needs Among Street Homeless and Transitionally Housed Adults" (2011). Mental Health Law & Policy Faculty Publications. 899.