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Integrated Social Housing and Health Care for Homeless and Marginally-Housed Individuals: A Study of the Housing and Homelessness Steering Committee in Ontario, Canada

Department of Sociology, Trent University, 1600 W Bank Dr, Peterborough, ON K9J 0G2, Canada
Academic Editor: Jerry D. Marx
Soc. Sci. 2016, 5(2), 15; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci5020015
Received: 24 November 2015 / Revised: 7 March 2016 / Accepted: 24 March 2016 / Published: 30 March 2016
Homelessness is a complex social issue that requires a coordinated systems approach. In recent years, Canada has seen an emergence of integrated care, the joining of health care and social care, to address the needs of homeless persons. This article documents the findings of open-ended interviews with eleven members of the central east Ontario Housing and Homelessness Framework Steering Committee, comprised of service managers and the Local Health Integration Network. As the system planners for social housing and health care, respectively, members of the group work together to align system approaches for homeless persons. Research by this group identified three challenges of collaborating—their different histories and legislation, varied accountability structures, and differing roles and responsibilities within the central east region of Ontario. The study findings indicate that developing a joint document to guide the work was a process through which members began to work through these differences. View Full-Text
Keywords: health; homelessness; integrated care; service managers; social housing; Canada health; homelessness; integrated care; service managers; social housing; Canada
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Buccieri, K. Integrated Social Housing and Health Care for Homeless and Marginally-Housed Individuals: A Study of the Housing and Homelessness Steering Committee in Ontario, Canada. Soc. Sci. 2016, 5, 15. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci5020015

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Buccieri K. Integrated Social Housing and Health Care for Homeless and Marginally-Housed Individuals: A Study of the Housing and Homelessness Steering Committee in Ontario, Canada. Social Sciences. 2016; 5(2):15. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci5020015

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Buccieri, Kristy. 2016. "Integrated Social Housing and Health Care for Homeless and Marginally-Housed Individuals: A Study of the Housing and Homelessness Steering Committee in Ontario, Canada" Social Sciences 5, no. 2: 15. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci5020015

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