Social Determinants of Health: Rising Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County (2015)

Social Determinants of Health: Rising Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ha/reports/LAHealthBrief2011/FoodInsecurity/Food_Insecurity_2015Fs.pdf County of Los Angeles, Public Health Department Search Terms: Los Angeles, food insecurity, nutrition, social determinants of health, public health Summary: This report describes the state of food insecurity in Los Angeles County and is the third report in a series from Los…

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Voices from the Street: A Survey of Homeless Youth by their Peers (2008)

Voices from the Street: A Survey of Homeless Youth by their Peers. www.library.ca.gov/crb/08/08-004.pdf, Authors: Nell Bernstein, Lisa K. Foster, California Research Bureau Search Terms: los angeles, california, homeless youth, mental health, abuse, policy Summary: Summarizes interviews of homeless or formerly homeless youth by their peers about how they became homeless, their lives on the street,…

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2013 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count: Overall Results for Los Angeles County and Los Angeles Continuum of Care (2013)

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Search Terms: Los Angeles, census, aging, demographics, black, white, latino, veterans, homeless youth Summary: Point-in-time count of homeless in Los Angeles focusing on geographic distribution and demographics, with special attention to categories such as veterans and youth. Significant findings include that the homeless population of the region is getting older…

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Service Utilization Among Homeless and Runaway Youth in Los Angeles, California: Rates and Reasons (1999)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10401975 De Rosa CJ, Montgomery SB, Kipke MD, Iverson E, Ma JL, Unger JB. Search Terms: homeless youths, service patterns, drop-in centers, service utilization, runaway youth, Los Angeles Summary: This article describes service utilization patterns of homeless and runaway youth in a “service-rich” area of Los Angeles, California; identify demographic and other correlates of utilization;…

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If you provide the test, they will take it: Factors associated with HIV/STI testing in a representative sample of homeless youth in Los Angeles (2014)

If you provide the test, they will take it: Factors associated with HIV/STI testing in a representative sample of homeless youth in Los Angeles http://guilfordjournals.com/doi/abs/10.1521/aeap.2012.24.4.350 Allison J. Ober, Steven C. Martino, Brett Ewing, and Joan S. Tucker Search Terms: homeless youth, los angeles, hiv, risk, sexually active youth Summary: Homeless youth are at high risk…

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Housing and Health in Los Angeles County: Social Determinants of Health (2015)

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Search terms: housing, human rights, los angeles, policy Summary: Housing affordability, stability, and quality are social determinants of health. This article expands on why the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights codified housing as a human right and explores how the absence of affordable, secure quality housing increased…

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Cell Phone Use among Homeless Youth: Potential for New Health Interventions and Research (2011)

Cell Phone Use among Homeless Youth: Potential for New Health Interventions and Research http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3232411/ E Rice , A Lee and S Taitt Search Terms: homeless youth, cell phone usage, intervention, Los Angeles, social support Summary: Cell phone use has become nearly ubiquitous among adolescents in the United States. Despite the potential for cell phones to…

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Social Networking Technology, Social Network Composition, and Reductions in Substance Use Among Homeless Adolescents (2011)

Social Networking Technology, Social Network Composition, and Reductions in Substance Use Among Homeless Adolescents http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3040814/ Eric Rice, Norweenta G. Milburn and William Monro Search Terms: homeless youth, alcoholism, drugs, cellphone, los angeles, prevention, technology Summary: Peer-based prevention programs for homeless youth are complicated by the potential for reinforcing high-risk behaviors among participants. The goal of…

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