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Impact of San Francisco’s New Street Crisis Response Team on Service use Among People Experiencing Homelessness With Mental and Substance Use Disorders: A Mixed Methods Study Protocol
PLOS One
December 5, 2023
Mobile crisis services for people experiencing distress related to mental health or substance use are expanding in the US. In this mixed method study protocol, researchers plan to conduct an interrupt...
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Association of Housing Status With Types of Operations and Postoperative Health Care Utilization
Annals of Surgery
December 1, 2023
Unhoused patients have worse outcomes and higher health care utilization compared to their housed counterparts. Previous research has primarily focused on physical and behavioral health. This retrospe...
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A Mereological Qualitative Study Protocol for Understanding the Lived Experience of Homelessness in California
Annals of Anthropological Practice
October 3, 2023
This paper describes the qualitative component of a large mixed method study, the California Statewide Study of People Experiencing Homelessness. The qualitative study consisted of seven sub-studies a...
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Sleep Quality Among Homeless-Experienced Older Adults: Exploratory Results from the HOPE HOME Study
Journal of General Internal Medicine
October 2, 2023
Sleep is essential to health and affected by environmental and clinical factors. There is limited longitudinal research examining sleep quality in homeless older adults. This exploratory study examine...
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Saving Lives in our Homes: Qualitative Evaluation of a Tenant Overdose Response Program in Supportive, Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) Housing
International Journal of Drug Policy
August 1, 2023
Drug overdose has increased in the U.S. since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. In San Francisco, single-room occupancy (SRO) tenants are more likely to dive of opioid overdose than non-SRO residen...
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Using Behavioral Theory to Adapt Advance Care Planning for Homeless-Experienced Older Adults in Permanent Supportive Housing
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
August 1, 2023
Older adults experiencing chronic homelessness have low rates of advance care planning despite high rates of morbidity and mortality. Researchers explored if rehousing people who experience homelessne...
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The Association Between Interpersonal Violence and Unstable Housing Among Veterans
Military Medicine
August 1, 2023
Programs have been created to address housing for Veterans. However, Veterans are still at high risk for unstable housing. This study aimed to determine whether interpersonal violence was associated w...
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Injury Patterns and Hospital Admission After Trauma Among People Experiencing Homelessness
JAMA Network Open
June 23, 2023
 Traumatic injury is a major cause of morbidity for people experiencing homelessness (PEH), however, injury patterns and subsequent hospitalization among PEH have not been studied on a national scale....
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Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) Insecurity in Unhoused Communities of Los Angeles, California
International Journal for Equity in Health
June 1, 2023
In many parts of the world, communities experience water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) insecurity. While WaSH insecurity is prevalent in many low and middle-income countries, it is also a problem in...
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“It's No Foundation, There's No Stabilization, You're Just Scattered”: A Qualitative Study of the Institutional Circuit of Recently-Evicted People who Use Drugs
Social Science & Medicine
May 19, 2023
People who use drugs (PWUD) commonly experience housing instability due to intersecting structural vulnerabilities. Researchers conducted a qualitative study in Vancouver, Canada's downtown eastside, ...
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A Pilot Study to Understand and Respond to Loss, Theft, and Misplacement of Hepatitis C Treatment Medication for People who Inject Drugs
May 16, 2023
People who inject drugs (PWID) experience housing instability and other structural barriers, making it hard for PWID to complete direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment of Hepatitis C. Researchers fou...
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"I Needed for You to See What I'm Talking About": Experiences With Telehealth Among Homeless-Experienced Older Adults
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
May 6, 2023
Little is known how older adults with a current or recent experience of homelessness navigated the switch to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers examined the perceptions and use of te...