Alaska Medical Respite

Project Type: Health

Project Stage: In Progress

Homeless individuals tend to experience illnesses at a higher rate than the general population and, once admitted into the hospital, the homeless tend to have a longer length of time recuperating in the hospital and have higher hospital readmission rates. This study will evaluate the efficacy of a medical respite program designed to improve the health of homeless inpatients in Anchorage, Alaska. The long-term goal of this study is to identify the effect of the program on patient health as measured by patient health care utilization such as hospital readmissions and ED visits. Results from the study will inform public policy debates about the impact of medical respite on homeless populations in the future.

Alaska Native Medical Center

Non-profit Agencies

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Non-profit Agencies

Alaska Regional Hospital

Non-profit Agencies

Catholic Social Services of Alaska

Non-profit Agencies

Providence Alaska Medical Center

Non-profit Agencies