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The fight to end homelessness in the United States: operation safety net as a model for success

Moore, Megan (2014) The fight to end homelessness in the United States: operation safety net as a model for success. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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An estimated 1.5 million people living in the United States will experience homelessness each year. Nearly a quarter of these individuals will be children. Homelessness is a significant concern for public health because this population is associated with high levels of chronic illness and morbidity, substance abuse, mental illness, and frequent emergency department visits, which place an increased burden on the US health care system. Despite declines over the past several years in the incidence of homelessness, it still remains a relevant problem for public health, and its importance has been recognized by the current US administration in the implementation of Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. This fight to end homelessness in the US cannot successfully be won without the provision of comprehensive programs and services designed to serve the homeless population and subsets of the population. Operation Safety Net in Pittsburgh serves as a model for success in this effort to effectively and efficiently prevent and end homelessness in the US once and for all.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Moore, Megan
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairAlbert, Steven M.smalbert@pitt.eduSMALBERTUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberLaPorte, Ronaldronaldlaporte@gmail.comUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: April 2014
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 24 April 2014
Submission Date: 25 April 2014
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Homelessness, Operation, Safety, Net
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 16:39
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 12:00


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