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Integrating buprenorphine treatment into a public healthcare system: the San Francisco Department of Public Health's office-based Buprenorph...
Despite well-documented efficacy, US physicians have been relatively slow to embrace the use of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence. In order to introduce and support the use of buprenorphine across the San Francisco Department of Public Health system of care, the Bu...
The Saint Francis Residences: friends of the poor.
Health checks for the homeless.
Better to bend than to break: coping strategies utilized by substance-abusing homeless youth.
This study investigated the relationship between coping styles and problem behaviors among a sample of substance-abusing homeless youth. Homeless youth (n = 268) were recruited through the only drop-in center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Results revealed that youth with higher task-or...
Can a regional government's social inclusion initiative contribute to the quest for health equity?
We conclude that a social inclusion approach can be valuable in the quest to reduce inequities and that further research on innovative social policy approaches is required to examine their likely impact on health equity....
Cholera in Haiti.
Prior to the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck on January 12, 2010, conditions were dire in Haiti. Now, nearly a year later and with the emergency phase long since over, a cholera epidemic has hit Haiti. Copyright 2010, SLACK Incorporated.
Homelessness and neuropsychological impairment: preliminary analysis of adults entering outpatient psychiatric treatment.
We performed brief NP testing examining learning, recall, processing speed, executive functioning, and verbal fluency in 50 ever- and 22 never-homeless persons entering outpatient psychiatric treatment. Groups were matched a priori on key demographic, substance use, psychiatric, and premorbid intell...
Correlates of adult assault among homeless women.
The purpose of this study was to assess predictors of sexual and physical assault among homeless women. A multivariate, correlation design was utilized to identify independent correlates of adult physical and sexual assault. The sample consisted of 202 homeless women residing in shelters or living o...
Places of safety.
Mental health correlates of past homelessness in the National Comorbidity Study Replication.
This study uses data from a nationally representative epidemiologic survey, the National Comorbidity Survey Replication, to investigate the association of mental health and substance use disorders, along with other factors, with past homelessness. Approximately 5% of the 5,251 adults reported having...