Health-Seeking Challenges Among Homeless Youth

Source: National Institutes of Health
Date Published: 2010

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This article describes a study intended to explore homeless young adults' perspectives on barriers and facilitators of health-care-seeking behavior and their perspectives on improving existing programs for homeless persons. Identified themes were failing access to care based on perceived structural and social barriers. Results provide insight into programmatic and agency resources that facilitate health-seeking behaviors among homeless young adults and include implications for more research with providers of homeless health and social services.

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