Over 22,000 veterans received services from Health Care for the Homeless grantees in 2011, yet existing research is predominantly focused on unstably housed veterans served by the Veterans Health Administration. To examine the characteristics and needs of veterans within the HCH setting, the National HCH Council launched a veterans research initiative in December 2011. In phase 1 of the initiative, the National HCH Council conducted key expert interviews and focus groups with HCH clinicians and administrators to learn more about veterans accessing HCH services. This report presents the major themes that resulted from the qualitative research, which will inform future phases of the veterans research initiative.
Read Health and Homelessness among Veterans: Experiences of HCH Grantees, and check the research publications archives for further reading.