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Homelessness and Health Service Integration in Australia

1 Oct 2012
Description

Despite common needs and histories of clients across these three sectors (homelessness, drug and alcohol support and mental health support), the three service systems operate separately with their own unique funding and governance arrangement and clinical and community service approaches. Nevertheless, across the three sectors, there has been increased interest on greater integration of individual services and systems clearly driven by the view that service integration represents an important means of achieving better outcomes for clients of services with multiple needs.

This study includes a rich array of quantitative and qualitative evidence on the question of integration of homelessness and mental health and drug and alcohol services. It covers conceptual issues as to the meaning of integration as well as measures of the extent, scope and depth of integration and empirical investigations as to the workings of integration and its impact on services and clients.

Publication Details
Volume: 
25
Issue: 
7
Pagination: 
18-19
Language: 
Peer Reviewed: 
Yes
Source Title: 
Parity
Published year only: 
2012
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