A comprehensive review of prioritised interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of persons with lived experience of homelessness

  title={A comprehensive review of prioritised interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of persons with lived experience of homelessness},
  author={Aliza Moledina and Olivia Magwood and Eric Nwachukwu Agbata and Jui‐Hsia Hung and Ammar Saad and Kednapa Thavorn and Kevin Pottie},
  journal={Campbell Systematic Reviews},
Background Homelessness has emerged as a public health priority, with growing numbers of vulnerable populations despite advances in social welfare. In February 2020, the United Nations passed a historic resolution, identifying the need to adopt social-protection systems and ensure access to safe and affordable housing for all. The establishment of housing stability is a critical outcome that intersects with other social inequities. Prior research has shown that in comparison to the general… 
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The findings confirm the benefits of homeless healthcare in reducing health inequalities and promoting a more accessible, flexible and person-centred approach to holistic care, yet prevailing organisational and system-level barriers were also identified as currently limiting the capacity, provision and practicalities of delivering nurse-led homeless healthcare.
  • Campbell Systematic Reviews
  • 2022


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Welfare‐to‐work interventions and their effects on the mental and physical health of lone parents and their children
The effects of welfare‐to‐work interventions on health were generally positive but of a magnitude unlikely to have any tangible effects.
Supported housing for people with severe mental disorders.
Dedicated schemes whereby people with severe mental illness are located within one site or building with assistance from professional workers have potential for great benefit as they provide a 'safe haven' for people in need of stability and support but may be at the risk of increasing dependence on professionals and prolonging exclusion from the community.
Barriers to appropriate diabetes management among homeless people in Toronto.
  • S. Hwang, A. Bugeja
  • Medicine
    CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
  • 2000
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Public awareness of the importance of women's mental health during and around the time of pregnancy has increased in the past decade. An estimated 15 to 20 percent of all women experience depression
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  • Medicine, Political Science
    The journal of mental health policy and economics
  • 2007
Schizophrenia continues to be a high cost illness because of the range of health needs that people have and decision-makers need to recognise the breadth of economic impacts, well beyond the health system as conventionally defined.
Financial benefits for child health and well-being in low income or socially disadvantaged families in developed world countries.
This review set out to examine evidence that additional monies provided to poor or disadvantaged families may benefit children by reducing relative poverty and thereby improving children's health, well-being and educational attainment and found no effect on child health, measures of child mental health or emotional state.