J Am Board Fam Med 2021 Mar-Apr;34(2):309-319
From the VA Health Service Research & Development (HSR&D) Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation & Policy (CSHIIP), VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA (RI-M, LG); UCLA Division of Population Behavioral Health, Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, Los Angeles, CA (RI-M, SK); Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (RI-M, SF, SK); Department of Health Systems Science, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, Pasadena, California (GWR); Office of Healthcare Transformation and Innovation, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA (LA, LG); Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (LA, DLW); UCLA Center for Health Services and Society, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, CA (SK); Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (LG); and Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA (LG).
Background: Veteran family homelessness is a significant issue, yet little is known about the needs and barriers to services of veteran families experiencing homelessness. This qualitative study examined the experiences, needs, and barriers to services among homeless-experienced veteran families to inform providers for this important population.
Methods: Twenty-five semi-structured interviews were conducted from February through September 2016 with 18 veteran parents with a recent history of homelessness (9 mothers, 9 fathers), and 7 homeless service providers throughout Los Angeles County. Read More