Effectiveness of interventions to improve the health and housing status of homeless people: a rapid systematic review

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p638
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the review conducted by the authors of evidence regarding interventions that have improved health of homeless people and their housing status. It states that 1,546 articles were identified through electronic research for the review. It mentions that homeless people with substance issues in housing are associated with decreased substance use and relapses. It highlights that health promotion can reduce risk behavior among homeless people.


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