A primary care-public health partnership addressing homelessness, serious mental illness, and health

Authors, Primary Weinstein,L. C.;Lanoue,M. D.;Plumb,J. D.;King,H.;Stein,B.;Tsemberis,S.
Title Primary A primary care-public health partnership addressing homelessness, serious mental illness, and health disparities.
Periodical Full Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Pub Year 2013
Volume 26
issue 3
Start Page 279-287
Abstract BACKGROUND: People with histories of homelessness and serious mental illness experience profound health disparities. Housing First is an evidenced-based practice that is working to end homelessness for these individuals through a combination of permanent housing and community-based supports. METHODS: The Jefferson Department of Family and Community Medicine and a Housing First agency, Pathways to Housing-PA, has formed a partnership to address multiple levels of health care needs for this group. We present a preliminary program evaluation of this partnership using the framework of the patient-centered medical home and the "10 Essential Public Health Services." RESULTS: Preliminary program evaluation results suggest that this partnership is evolving to function as an integrated person-centered health home and an effective local public health monitoring system. CONCLUSION: The Pathways to Housing-PA/Jefferson Department of Family and Community Medicine partnership represents a community of solution, and multiple measures provide preliminary evidence that this model is feasible and can address the "grand challenges" of integrated community health services.
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Place of Publication United States
Author/Address Department of Family and Community Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. lara.weinstein@jefferson.edu
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Topic Tag(s) Comprehensive Care;Care Coordination;Outcomes;Disparities
Special Population(s) Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions;People with Mental and Behavioral Health Issues
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