Building connections to health for homeless children and families: Nurse practitioner led health prevention and intervention model of care

Yvonne Parry, Pauline Hill, Sally Kendall, Shelly Abbott, Sheryl de Lacey, Wendy Radbone

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    Abstract

    Internationally, the fastest growing area of homelessness is homeless families 1,2,3 with services often ill-equipped to deal with the needs of homeless children. 4 Homeless children face multiple adversities related to inadequate food, nutrition, poverty and lack of access to services aiding child health and development. 3,5 Internationally there are known linkages between child mal-development (physically, socially and mentally) and levels of economic and social stress associated with life circumstances, such as homelessness. 6,7,8 This results in costly health service provision across the lifespan with every dollar spent in early child preventive health measures saving $17 in adult health interventions. 6,7,8 Accordingly, community based programs seek to address disadvantage through federally government funded programs
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2016
    EventInternational Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR) International Symposium - University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom
    Duration: 15 Sep 201616 Sep 2016

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR) International Symposium
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityCanterbury
    Period15/09/1616/09/16

    Keywords

    • Public health
    • Child health
    • Community Children's Services
    • homeless children
    • homeless families

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