A local approach to improving health service access for people living homeless

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Abstract

People sleeping rough have the shortest life expectancy and the poorest health of any population group throughout the western world. In rural communities their lesser use of health services is exacerbated by the relative lack of services, and lack of transport. This participatory action research consulted with both people living homeless and health service providers to explore what could be achieved locally in a rural coastal town of 9,000 people.
An absence of operational linkages between the Primary Health Network, Local Health District and Shire Council was observed as problematic, but progress was made in the provision of dental care.

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Conference8th Rural Health and Research Congress 2019
Abbreviated titleConnecting Communities
CountryAustralia
CityLismore
Period16/10/1918/10/19
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Western World
Dental Care
Health Services Research
Rural Population
Life Expectancy
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Duncombe, R. (2019). A local approach to improving health service access for people living homeless. Paper presented at 8th Rural Health and Research Congress 2019, Lismore, Australia.
Duncombe, Rohena. / A local approach to improving health service access for people living homeless. Paper presented at 8th Rural Health and Research Congress 2019, Lismore, Australia.
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2019. Paper presented at 8th Rural Health and Research Congress 2019, Lismore, Australia.

Research output: Other contribution to conferencePresentation only

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