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Los Angeles County has the greatest number of individuals experiencing homelessness in the country. To address this, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LA DHS) launched Housing for...
Programs for individuals experiencing homelessness often use a “Treatment First” approach, where the person is required to be in psychiatric treatment and substance-free before being approved for...
Understanding where and how high-risk patients receive care can inform efforts to improve care for this population. This study observed care patterns for more than 350,000 high-risk patients within...
Community health workers (CHWs) connect underserved individuals to health and social services, offering the potential to help reduce health care costs associated with mental health issues by...
IMPaCT is a standardized community health worker (CHW) intervention for high-risk patients that has been previously evaluated in three randomized clinical trials across various clinical settings and...
Adults with serious mental illness (SMI) are at much greater risk than the general population for cardiovascular disease, and require tailored interventions to address co-occurring cardiovascular risk...
Low-income individuals with diabetes who experience unstable housing and food insecurity are likely to have increased emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations. This study evaluated the...
Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) have high preventable emergency department (ED) usage, often due to poorly managed chronic medical conditions. A North Carolina primary care center...
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have shown promise in improving care for individuals with chronic conditions who also have coexisting mental health conditions, in part by incentivizing hospitals...
Medicaid health homes were created by the Affordable Care Act to improve care for Medicaid enrollees with complex behavioral and physical health needs. Health homes that target behavioral health...
Although health care systems commonly refer individuals with unmet social needs to social service agencies, in some cases, these agencies may not have the capacity to provide adequate assistance. This...
Integrated primary care teams have demonstrated positive impacts on patient care, but less is known about the impact of including social workers on these teams. This study evaluated the addition of...