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Homelessness

Individuals may become homeless for a variety of reasons, ranging from financial difficulties to long-term chronic illness or substance use disorders. Examples of studies by HSR&D researchers include screening Veterans to determine if they are at-risk of becoming homeless, what types of preventive measures work to keep those at-risk Veterans from losing housing, and how to best provide assistance to homeless Veterans

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Citations

(5 of more than 103 HOMELESSNESS focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 34 HOMELESSNESS focused publication briefs)

  • Methods of Suicide Differ Between Stably and Unstably Housed Veterans
    This study examined whether Veterans’ methods of suicide varied by housing status. Findings showed that across the study period, 3% of Veterans in the study population were unstably housed. Among the 7,005 Veterans who died by suicide, 4% were unstably housed. After accounting for demographic and health factors, unstably housed Veterans had an 86% increased hazard of suicide from self-poisoning fr...
    Date: April 12, 2020
  • Among Veterans Who Experience Homelessness, Non-fatal Overdose is a Relatively Common Problem
    Overdose is one of the most common causes of death for younger homeless individuals, but the prevalence of non-fatal overdose among the homeless is unknown. Investigators in this study administered a survey to Veterans who had experienced homelessness (current or past) and received primary care at one of 26 VA medical centers across the nation asking if they had experienced an overdose within the ...
    Date: March 17, 2020
  • VA Opioid Treatment Outcomes Vary Significantly among Homeless and Unstably Housed Veterans
    To better address the opioid epidemic in Veterans who are unstably housed or homeless, it is necessary to determine where gaps in opioid-related care exist. This study examined a national sample of 59,954 Veterans who accessed VA homeless programs and represented a range of homeless experiences; 6% of this cohort (3,624 Veterans) entered a homeless program with a history of opioid use disorder (OU...
    Date: August 1, 2019
  • Benefits of Medical Home Model Tailored for Homeless Veterans Versus Standard Primary Care
    This study examined whether a homeless-tailored medical home model (H-PACT) offers a better patient experience than standard VA primary care. Findings showed that Veterans empaneled in H-PACT were more likely than those receiving standard primary care in the same facilities to report positive experiences with access, communication, office staff, provider ratings, and comprehensiveness. Veterans re...
    Date: April 1, 2019
  • Cardiovascular Care and Research for Women Veterans
    This review presents important information on five areas of cardiovascular disease (CVD) care for women Veterans: 1) rapidly changing demographics; 2) prevalence of traditional risk factors; 3) prevalence of less traditional risk factors (i.e., homelessness, military sexual trauma, and mental health disorders); 4) treatment and outcomes of CVD; and 5) the current state and future directions of wom...
    Date: February 19, 2019

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Studies

( 5 of more than 21 HOMELESSNESS focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 18-244 Capturing the Dynamics of Homelessness through Ethnography and Mobile Technology McInnes, Donald 2020-08-01
PPO 15-188 Exploring Exits From Homelessness for Veterans with Serious Mental Illness Gabrielian, Sonya 2016-04-01
IIR 13-334 Identifying and Measuring Risk for Homelessness among Veterans Montgomery, Ann 2015-07-01
IIR 12-084 Current Evidence and Early Warning Indicators of Homelessness Risk Among Veterans Gundlapalli, Adiseshu 2013-12-01
RRP 11-421 Screening and Referring Women Veterans for Homelessness Vulnerability Washington, Donna 2012-08-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Homelessness" publications displayed.

  • Working to End Homelessness among Veterans || In Progress

    ...an article that discusses the VA Homelessness Health Services Research Initiative...Initiative to help reduce homelessness and improve integrated care among Veterans...Inprogress » Apr16 » Working to End Homelessness among Veterans Health Services Research... In This Issue: Working to End Homelessness among Veterans About 11% of the

  • Working to End Homelessness among Veterans || In Progress

    ...an article that discusses the VA Homelessness Health Services Research Initiative...Initiative to help reduce homelessness and improve integrated care among Veterans...Inprogress » Apr16 » Working to End Homelessness among Veterans Health Services Research... In This Issue: Working to End Homelessness among Veterans About 11% of the

  • Palliative Care for Homeless Veterans || In Progress

    ...an article that discusses the VA Homelessness Health Services Research Initiative...Initiative to help reduce homelessness and improve integrated care among Veterans...Inprogress » Apr16 » Palliative Care for Homeless Veterans Health Services Research...2016 In this Issue: Working to End Homelessness among Veterans » Table of Contents

  • Management Briefs eBrief-no37 -- Homelessness among Veterans

    Management Briefs eBrief-no37 -- Homelessness among Veterans...Management Briefs eBrief-no37 -- Homelessness among Veterans Health Services Research...2011 A Review of the Literature: Homelessness among Veterans Investigators at

  • Identifying and Overcoming Organizational Barriers to Serving Homeless Veterans || In Progress

    ...an article that discusses the VA Homelessness Health Services Research Initiative...Initiative to help reduce homelessness and improve integrated care among Veterans...Organizational Barriers to Serving Homeless Veterans Health Services Research...2016 In this Issue: Working to End Homelessness among Veterans » Table of Contents

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Homelessness" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
4/21/2020 Playing Cards and Graphic Medicine: Connecting Veterans to Housing and Mental Health Services through Innovative, Veteran-Facing Products Juhasz, Katherine  
Bond, Allison  
Williams, Elizabeth  
Facundo, Ray  
True, Gala  
2/12/2018 They’re Homeless in a Home: Retaining Veterans in VA Supported Housing Gabrielian, Sonya  
9/19/2012 Housing is Health: Promoting Residential and Medical Homes for Homeless Veterans Andersen, Ronald  
Gabrielian, Sonya  
Gelberg, Lillian  
Manchanda, Rishi  
Wilder, Louis  
3/14/2012 Risk Factors for Homelessness among Women Veterans – Implications for Prevention and Services Hamilton, Alison  
Washington, Donna  
5/23/2011 ESP Report: Homelessness Among Veterans Metraux, Stephen  
O'Toole, Thomas  
Kansagara, Devan  
Balshem, Howard  
Christensen, Vivian  
Tuepker, Anais  

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Videos

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Other Resources

  • Visit the VA website's main resource page for Veterans and their families who are facing housing challenges.
  • Learn more about the research and methodology being used to identify, evaluate, and eliminate Veteran homelessness.

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