This Viewpoint reviews the contribution of housing instability to health care outcomes and costs and proposes ways hospitals and health systems could address homelessness to prevent the health problems that result from it.
This Viewpoint reviews the causes of homelessness and models and programs that have been effective at housing homeless people and families, and proposes roles hospitals and health systems might play in addressing the problem.
Stergiopoulos and coauthors examine the effect of scattered-site housing with Intensive Case Management program services on housing stability and generic quality of life among homeless adults in 4 Canadian cities with mental illness and moderate support needs for mental health services.
In a randomized clinical trial involving 3689 children residing in high-poverty neighborhoods, Kessler and coauthors assessed the effect of moving to a lower-poverty neighborhood on development of subsequent mental disorders among adolescents, and found that boys had an increased rate of select mental disorders while girls did not.
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