Mental Health Court Links Eligible Offenders With Treatment and Monitoring, Reducing Recidivism, and Improving Outcomes
The Brooklyn Mental Health Court links eligible defendants to long-term treatment and monitoring of their mental health problems as an alternative to incarceration. Early evidence suggests that the program has been successful in reducing recidivism, homelessness, psychiatric hospitalizations, alcohol use, and substance abuse.
Provider Team Offers Services and Referrals to Frequent Emergency Department Users in Inner City, Leading to Anecdotal Reports of Lower Utilization
Teams of providers proactively visit homes, shelters, and the streets to locate frequent emergency department visitors and provide them with preventive care and other social services.
Community Partnerships Target High-Risk Populations, Leading to More Effective, Lower-Cost Hepatitis Screening
The St. Luke's Texas Liver Coalition revamped its strategic approach to screening for hepatitis C, shifting away from screening the general population at health fairs to forming partnerships with various community-based organizations that work with high-risk populations.
Cross-Training of Medical, Dental, and Psychiatric Fellows Enhances Access to Comprehensive Care for Homeless and Formerly Homeless Older Adults
Cross-training of medical, dental, and psychiatric fellows enhances access to comprehensive care for homeless and formerly homeless older adults.
Free Oral Health Services Enhance Self-Esteem and Employability for Individuals Living With HIV/AIDS, the Homeless, and the Uninsured
An oral health clinic offers free, comprehensive services to community members living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and to low-income individuals who lack health insurance, enhancing access to dental care, self-esteem, and employability.
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The REALtalkDC campaign is geared towards young people in the District of Columbia (DC). The campaign reaches youth by providing sexual health information online and through a text messaging service that allows users to text "REALtalk" to 61827 to get information on where to get tested in DC.
The National Women's Health Information Center—"womenshealth.gov"
The National Women's Heath Information Center provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources. This Web site can help users link to, read, and download a wide variety of materials related to women's health developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, other Federal agencies, and private sector resources.
Adapting Your Practice: General Recommendations for the Care of Homeless Patients
This document describes the standards for the optimal care of people who are homeless or marginally housed that were developed by the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network for health care professionals, students, and ancillary personnel who have minimal experience working with homeless patients.
Find Affordable Health Care
This database will help users locate health centers supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration, which will provide care (based on income) even if the user does not have health insurance.
Homelessness Resource Center
The Homelessness Resource Center is an interactive community of providers, consumers, policymakers, researchers, and public agencies at Federal, State, and local levels who seek to improve the lives of people affected by homelessness who have mental health conditions, substance use issues, or histories of trauma.