A study examining the impact of access to affordable housing on health showed that people receiving housing assistance were more likely to have medical insurance and less likely to have unmet medical need than other low-income people who were on a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) wait list. Led by University of Maryland School of Public Health researcher Dr. Andrew Fenelon, the findings suggest housing is an important social determinant of health.
Ask Elizabeth Bowen about the intersection of homelessness and HIV/AIDS in the United States and she'll respond without hesitation, 'Housing equals health.'
Racial and ethnic inequality in Chicago is so 'pervasive, persistent, and consequential' that the investigators describe life for white, black and Latino residents in Chicago today as a 'tale of three cities.'
US veterans who are being treated for schizophrenia are much less likely to drink any alcohol than the general population. But when they do misuse alcohol, it leads to worsening of their symptoms.
People reporting a history of incarceration in the past 12 months were less likely to be housed during the subsequent year compared with those who hadn't (24.7 percent vs. 75.3 percent, respectively), according to the report, published online today in the Canadian Journal of Public Health.
A new study finds some local authorities in London are letting down homeless veterans. Legal experts from the University of Kent who assessed London's local authority provision for homeless former members of the armed services found only nine out of 33 make an explicit online acknowledgement of their duty towards veterans, and there are ways all 33 could improve.
Residential 'in-patient' treatment for substance abuse is a preferred option for those seeking to recover. However, relapse within the first year following discharge ranges from 37 percent to 56 percent. Engagement in aftercare improves this statistic; only about half use outpatient care, and even fewer stick with it. Researchers explored the factors that hinder and help individuals transition from long-term residential substance abuse treatment centers to the community.
Reports of Detroit's revival may be premature. Despite the news media's portrayal of Motown as a comeback kid, most revitalization is occurring in a small swath of the city's core, while the rest of Detroit continues to decline, finds a new study led by a Michigan State University scholar.
Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences have developed a tool for framing the relationship between policy, criminal justice practices and HIV-related factors that impact racial disparities.
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley investigated whether new value-based payment models have spurred providers to address patients' nonmedical needs, such as housing, transportation and food insecurity.