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Homeless Screener

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Homeless Screener

The Homeless Screener Clinical Reminder (HSCR) was developed in 2012 to proactively identify those Veterans who are at-risk of homelessness or are currently experiencing homelessness.

The HSCR is completed on all Veterans enrolled in VA care when they present at their primary care appointments

Homelessness Screening Clinical Reminder Annual Report, FY 2016

Homelessness Screening Clinical Reminder Annual Report, FY 2016

Homelessness Screening Clinical Reminder Annual Report, FY 2015

Homelessness Screening Clinical Reminder Annual Report, FY 2015

Homeless Screener Risk Assessment

Homeless Screener Risk Assessment

Homeless Screener Training for Clinicians

Homeless Screener Training for Clinicians

Identifying and Measuring Risk for Homelessness among Veterans

Identifying and Measuring Risk for Homelessness among Veterans
 

Presentations

thumbnailPredictive modeling of homelessness and housing instability in the Veterans Health Administration. Oral presentation at 145th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Atlanta, GA., November 2017

thumbnailEvaluating risk of homelessness among Veterans: Psychometric modeling of the Homelessness Risk Assessment Instrument. Oral presentation at 145th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition, Atlanta, GA, November 2017

thumbnailNeedles in a haystack: Screening and healthcare system evidence for homelessness. Oral presentation at Informatics for Health, April 2017, Manchester, UK.

thumbnailDevelopment and validation of an instrument to assess imminent risk of homelessness among Veterans. Oral presentation at National Alliance to End Homelessness National Conference on Ending Homelessness, Washington, DC., July 2012

Housing Instability Characteristics Among Transgender Veterans Cared for in the Veterans Health Administration, 2013-2016. Carter SP, Montgomery AE, Henderson ER, Ketterer B, Dichter M, Gordon AJ, Shipherd JC, Kauth MR, Blosnich JR. Am J Public Health. 2019 Oct;109(10):1413-1418. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305219. Epub 2019 Aug 15.

Making Connections: Understanding How Screening, Triage, and Referral Processes Can Promote Veteran Housing Stability. Cusack M, Montgomery AE, Hunt-Johnson N, Dichter M, True G. Soc Work Public Health. 2019;34(6):483-491. doi: 10.1080/19371918.2019.1629143. Epub 2019 Jun 16.

Screening for Housing Instability: Providers' Reflections on Addressing a Social Determinant of Health. Chhabra M, Sorrentino AE, Cusack M, Dichter ME, Montgomery AE, True G. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jul;34(7):1213-1219. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-04895-x. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Cusack, M. C., Montgomery, A. E., Sorrentino, A. E., Dichter, M. E., Chhabra, M., & True, J. G. (2019). Journey to home: Development of a conceptual model to describe Veterans' experiences with resolving homelessness and housing instability. Housing Studies, advance online publication. doi:10.1080/02673037.2019.1598551

The intersection of interpersonal violence and housing instability: Perspectives from women veterans. Yu B, Montgomery AE, True G, Cusack M, Sorrentino A, Chhabra M, Dichter ME. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2018 Dec 31. doi: 10.1037/ort0000379. [Epub ahead of print]

Clinical and cognitive correlates of unsheltered status in homeless persons with psychotic disorders.
Llerena K, Gabrielian S, Green MF. Schizophr Res. 2018 Jul;197:421-427. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2018.02.023. Epub 2018 Feb 24.

Recent Intimate Partner Violence and Housing Instability Among Women Veterans. Montgomery AE, Sorrentino AE, Cusack MC, Bellamy SL, Medvedeva E, Roberts CB, Dichter ME. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Apr;54(4):584-590. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.01.020. Epub 2018 Feb 9.

Needles in a Haystack: Screening and Healthcare System Evidence for Homelessness. Fargo JD, Montgomery AE, Byrne T, Brignone E, Cusack M, Gundlapalli AV. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;235:574-578.

Comparing the Utilization and Cost of Health Services between Veterans Experiencing Brief and Ongoing Episodes of Housing Instability. Byrne T, Nelson RE, Montgomery AE, Brignone E, Gundlapalli AV, Fargo JD. J Urban Health. 2017 Feb;94(1):54-63. doi: 10.1007/s11524-016-0110-5.

Unsheltered Homelessness Among Veterans: Correlates and Profiles. Byrne T, Montgomery AE, Fargo JD. Community Ment Health J. 2016 Feb;52(2):148-57. doi: 10.1007/s10597-015-9922-0. Epub 2015 Aug 20

Services Receipt Following Veteran Outpatients' Positive Screen for Homelessness. Montgomery AE, Dichter ME, Thomasson AM, Roberts CB. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Mar;50(3):336-343. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.06.035. Epub 2015 Nov 10.

Screening for Homelessness in the Veterans Health Administration: Monitoring Housing Stability through Repeat Screening. Byrne T, Fargo JD, Montgomery AE, Roberts CB, Culhane DP, Kane V. Public Health Rep. 2015 Nov-Dec;130(6):684-92.

Disparities in housing status among veterans with general medical, cognitive, and behavioral health conditions. Montgomery AE, Dichter ME, Thomasson AM, Roberts CB, Byrne T. Psychiatr Serv. 2015 Mar 1;66(3):317-20. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201400014. Epub 2014 Dec 1.

Demographic characteristics associated with homelessness and risk among female and male veterans accessing VHA outpatient care. Montgomery AE, Dichter ME, Thomasson AM, Fu X, Roberts CB. Womens Health Issues. 2015 Jan-Feb;25(1):42-8. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2014.10.003. Epub 2014 Dec 12.

Using a Universal Screener to Identify Veterans Experiencing Housing Instability. This brief presents data from the first fiscal year of implementation for the Homelessness Screening Clinical Reminder (HSCR). Montgomery, A. E. (March 2014).

Montgomery, A. E., Fargo, J. D., Kane, V., & Culhane, D. P. (2014). Development and validation of an instrument to assess imminent risk of homelessness among Veterans. Public Health Reports, 129, 439–447. doi:10.1177/003335491412900506

Universal screening for homelessness and risk for homelessness in the Veterans Health Administration. Montgomery AE, Fargo JD, Byrne TH, Kane VR, Culhane DP. Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec;103 Suppl 2:S210-1. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301398. Epub 2013 Oct 22.

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For more information on the Homeless Screener Clinical Reminder please contact Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, PhD @ Ann.Montgomery2@va.gov

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