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dc.contributor.author Ballew, Alfarena T
dc.contributor.author Hipple, Robert F Jr
dc.contributor.author Shaefer, Sarah J M
dc.contributor.author Hipple, Natalie Kroovand
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-09T15:58:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-09T15:58:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10-14
dc.identifier.citation Hipple, N. K., Shaefer, S. J. M., Hipple, R. F., & Ballew, A. T. (2016). Can we prevent deaths of homeless persons? Police led public health approach to prevent homeless deaths. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 1-8. doi:10.1080/10530789.2016.1240950 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/21114
dc.description.abstract Research on homeless populations demonstrates that homelessness in itself is an independent risk factor for death. However, there is a dearth of detailed data on homeless decedents and the situations surrounding their deaths. This lack of knowledge, a desire to understand how and why homeless individuals were dying, and a sentinel event death led the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Homelessness and Panhandling Unit to partner with a local researcher and begin conducting homeless death reviews. The approach is modeled after the evidence-based, public health approach of the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review process (FIMR). The FIMR model is a systematic approach to understanding system gaps and obtaining insights into the factors that resulted in homelessness and ultimately death. This article reports on the process to develop this unique multi-agency, police-led review of homeless deaths in Indianapolis, Indiana and resulting recommendations for action to decrease these deaths. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher The Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless en
dc.relation.isversionof http://tandfonline.com/10.1080/10530789.2016.1240950 en
dc.subject Homelessness en
dc.subject Death reviews en
dc.subject Mortality reviews en
dc.subject Cross-sector collaboration en
dc.subject FIMR en
dc.title Can we prevent deaths of homeless persons? Police led public health approach to prevent homeless deaths en
dc.type Article en
dc.type Preprint en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/10530789.2016.1240950


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