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Michael F. Polgar, Carol S. North, David E. Pollio
FREE Access to Full Text: This article was featured in the "Special Section on Parenting and Homelessness", guest edited by the Homelessness Resource Center and published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Research shows that parents of...
James C. Petrovich, David E. Pollio, Carol S. North
Objectives  This study examined use of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and non-VA services and predictors of service use among veterans and nonveterans who resided in a low-demand emergency shelter. Methods ...
Kimberly Bender, Kristin Ferguson, Sanna Thompson, Chelsea Komlo, David E. Pollio
This article discusses the prevalence of trauma and related disorders within the homeless youth population specifically in the rural united states (midwest). Homeless youth experience disproportionately high rates of trauma and posttraumatic stress...
Kristin Ferguson; Kimberly Bender; Sanna Thompson; Elaine Maccio; David Pollio
This mixed-methods study identified correlates of unemployment among homeless young adults in five cities. Two hundred thirty-eight homeless young people from Los Angeles (n = 50), Austin (n = 50), Denver (n = 50), New Orleans (n = 50), and St....
Kimberly Bender; Sanna Thompson; David Pollio; Paul Sterzing
The purpose of this study was to compare young people seeking homeless services in two distinct geographic locations (Austin, Texas and St. Louis, Missouri). To determine differences between the two populations, the study used a guiding conceptual...
Kristin M. Ferguson; Jina Jun; Kimberly Bender; Sanna Thompson; David Pollio
The purpose of this study was to compare measures of addiction and transience among street youth in three disparate urban areas: Los Angeles, California; Austin, Texas; and St. Louis, Missouri. Street youth from Los Angeles (n = 50), Austin (n = 50...
Sanna J. Thompson, David E. Pollio, Karin Eyrich, Emily Bradbury, Carol S. North
This study aims to identify and describe processes of change enabling achievement of stable housing among homeless individuals. Twelve previously homeless individuals who had maintained stable housing for a period of at least 24 consecutive months...
Lia Nower, Karin M. Eyrich-Garg, David E. Pollio, Carol S. North
The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of gambling disorder and comorbid psychiatric disorders in a homeless population and identify features related to potential subtypes. At baseline, participants were administered a...
Stefan G. Kertesz; Erika Laine Austin; Sally K. Holmes; David E. Pollio; Carol VanDeusen Lukas
Over the last 5 years, community policies in response to homelessness have shifted toward offering permanent housing accompanied by treatment supports, without requiring treatment success as a precondition. The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA...
Stefan G. Kertesz; Erika Laine Austin; Sally K. Holmes; David E. Pollio; Joseph E. Schumacher; Bert White; Carol VanDeusen Lukas
While most organizational literature has focused on initiatives that transpire inside the hospital walls, the redesign of American health care increasingly asks that health care institutions address matters outside their walls, targeting the health...
Erika Laine Austin; David E. Pollio; Sally Holmes; Joseph Schumacher; Bert White; Carol VanDeusen Lukas; Stefan Kertesz
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is transitioning to a Housing First approach to placement of veterans in permanent supportive housing through the use of rental vouchers, an ambitious organizational transformation. This qualitative study...
Brian S. Fuehrlein; Alexander J. Cowell; David E. Pollio; Lori Y. Cupps; Margaret E. Balfour; Carol S. North
The purpose of this study was to describe a novel approach to calculating service use costs across multiple domains of service for homeless populations. A randomly-selected sample of homeless persons was interviewed in St. Louis, MO and followed for...
Stefan G. Kertesz, David E. Pollio, Richard N. Jones, Jocelyn Steward, Erin J. Stringfellow, Adam J. Gordon, Nancy K. Johnson, Theresa A. Kim, Shanette G. Daigle, Erika L. Austin, Alexander S. Young, Joya G. Chrystal, Lori L. Davis
Background: Homeless patients face unique challenges in obtaining primary care responsive to their needs and context. Patient experience questionnaires could permit assessment of patient-centered medical homes for this population,...
Joya G. Chrystal, Dawn L. Glover, Alexander S. Young, Fiona Whelan, Erika L. Austin, Nancy K. Johnson, David E. Pollio, Cheryl L. Holt, Erin Stringfellow, Adam J. Gordon, Theresa A. Kim, Shanette G. Daigle, Jocelyn L. Steward, Stefan G Kertesz
The delivery of primary care to homeless individuals with mental health conditions presents unique challenges. To inform healthcare improvement, we studied predictors of favorable primary care experience among homeless persons with mental health...
Carol S. North; Sarah E. Wohlford; Denis J. Dean; Melissa Black; Margaret E. Balfour; James C. Petrovich; Dana L. Downs; David E. Pollio
Tracking the movements of homeless populations presents methodological difficulties, but understanding their movements in space and time is needed to inform optimal placement of services. This pilot study developed, tested, and refined methods to...