Tailoring Care to Vulnerable Populations by Incorporating Social Determinants of Health: the Veterans Health Administration’s “Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team” Program

@inproceedings{OToole2016TailoringCT,
  title={Tailoring Care to Vulnerable Populations by Incorporating Social Determinants of Health: the Veterans Health Administration’s “Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team” Program},
  author={Thomas P. O’Toole and Erin E Johnson and Riccardo Aiello and Vincent J. Kane and Lisa Pape},
  booktitle={Preventing chronic disease},
  year={2016}
}
INTRODUCTION Although the clinical consequences of homelessness are well described, less is known about the role for health care systems in improving clinical and social outcomes for the homeless. We described the national implementation of a "homeless medical home" initiative in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and correlated patient health outcomes with characteristics of high-performing sites. METHODS We conducted an observational study of 33 VHA facilities with homeless medical… CONTINUE READING