VA HSR&D researchers conduct an extensive number of investigations designed to improve clinical decision-making and care, inform patients, evaluate changes in the healthcare system, and inform VA policymaking. In Progress is a new quarterly publication that will highlight ongoing HSR&D research on various topics.
In This Issue: Working to End Homelessness among Veterans
About 11% of the U.S. adult population are Veterans, and HUD's 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) estimates that 47,725 Veterans were homeless on any given night in January 2015. Moreover, according to theNational Coalition for Homeless Veterans, approximately 1.4 million additional Veterans are considered at risk for homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and overcrowded or sub-standard housing. This issue features an article that discusses the VA Homelessness Health Services Research Initiative to help reduce homelessness and improve integrated care among Veterans, in addition to descriptions of several additional HSR&D studies that are in progress. Together they highlight healthcare system-level challenges and opportunities in how best to serve homeless Veterans and mitigate the risk of homelessness, especially in how VA can support adoption and spread of new models of care for vulnerable populations.
Identifying and Overcoming Organizational Barriers to Serving Homeless Veterans
Additional Ongoing Studies
Early Warning Indicators of Homelessness Risk among Veterans
Palliative Care for Homeless Veterans
Improving Outcomes for Homeless Veterans with Peer Support
Group Motivational Therapy for Homeless Veterans with Substance Use Disorder