Health Aff (Millwood) 2014 Dec;33(12):2230-7
Nancy E. Adler is a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and director of the Center for Health and Community at the University of California, San Francisco.
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Psychiatr Serv 2006 Jul;57(7):992-9
Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA.
Objective: This analysis examined the impact of permanent supportive housing on the use of acute care public health services by homeless people with mental illness, substance use disorder, and other disabilities.
Methods: The sample consisted of 236 single adults who entered supportive housing at two San Francisco sites, Canon Kip Community House and the Lyric Hotel, between October 10, 1994, and June 30, 1998. Eighty percent had a diagnosis of dual psychiatric and substance use disorders. Read More
J Health Care Poor Underserved 2005 May;16(2):273-85
The Urban Institute, Washington, DC, USA.
The purpose of this study is to provide new data on the relationship between housing quality and health status for people in five HOPE VI public housing developments around the country. HOPE VI is a federal program to replace or redevelop some of the poorest quality public housing in the country. A special survey of residents of these developments was conducted while they lived in HOPE VI housing before its redevelopment. Read More
Pediatrics 2006 Nov;118(5):e1293-302
Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, 725 Massachusetts Ave, Mezzanine SW, Boston, MA 02118, USA.
Objectives: Public funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program has never been sufficient to serve more than a small minority of income-eligible households. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funding has not increased with recent rapidly rising energy costs, harsh winter conditions, or higher child poverty rates. Although a national performance goal for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is to increase the percentage of recipient households having > or = 1 member < or = 5 years of age, the association of income-eligible households' receipt of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program with indicators of well-being in young children has not been evaluated previously. Read More
J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 2016 Jul-Aug;27(4):444-54. Epub 2016 Jan 9.
A San Francisco study conducted in 2008 showed that the permanent supportive housing program, Direct Access to Housing, dramatically decreased the risk of death in people living with HIV. In our study, we compared the health care utilization patterns and HIV-related biological markers of formerly homeless adults with HIV before and during two types of permanent supportive housing: (a) housing with on-site nursing care for residents, and (b) housing without on-site nursing care. Using nearest-neighbor matching with propensity scoring, the difference in outcomes was calculated. Read More