|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Source||Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM, Volume 26, Issue 3, p.279 - 287 (2013)|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Weinstein, L. C.; M. D. Lanoue; J. D. Plumb; H. King; B. Stein, and S. Tsemberis|
|Journal||Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM|
|Selection||Healthcare disparities; Medical home|
BACKGROUND: People with histories of homelessness and serious mental illness experience profound health disparities. Housing First is an evidenced-based practice that is working to end homelessness for these individuals through a combination of permanent housing and community-based supports. METHODS: The Jefferson Department of Family and Community Medicine and a Housing First agency, Pathways to Housing-PA, has formed a partnership to address multiple levels of health care needs for this group. We present a preliminary program evaluation of this partnership using the framework of the patient-centered medical home and the "10 Essential Public Health Services." RESULTS: Preliminary program evaluation results suggest that this partnership is evolving to function as an integrated person-centered health home and an effective local public health monitoring system. CONCLUSION: The Pathways to Housing-PA/Jefferson Department of Family and Community Medicine partnership represents a community of solution, and multiple measures provide preliminary evidence that this model is feasible and can address the "grand challenges" of integrated community health services.
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