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Western Health Board. Hourigan, Siobhan and Evans, David S (2003) A picture of health: a study of the health status and health promotion needs of homeless people in the west. Galway: Western Health Board.

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Homeless people have been identified as a group that experience inequality in health and a target group in relation to health promotion initiatives. In developing health promotion initiatives it is important to take account of the broader determinants of health and to address the physical, mental and social well-being of homeless people.

The study aimed to identify the health status and health promotion needs of homeless people in the Western Health Board region. To gain an understanding of the health problems and health promotion needs of homeless people one to one interviews were carried out with homeless people and focus groups were carried out with service providers. Sixty five interviews were carried out with people currently accessing voluntary services in Galway and Mayo. Three focus groups were carried out with service providers from voluntary and statutory services.


Date:2003
Call No:MK10.6, VH4.2 WHB
Pages:77 p.
Publisher:Western Health Board
Corporate Creators:Western Health Board
Place of Publication:Galway
ISBN:1-898098-557
Notes:Contains tables and bibliographic references.
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Accession Number:HRB 2557 (Available)
Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health
T Demographic characteristics > Homeless person
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Mayo
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Homelessness > Homeless services
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Galway

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