A 2013 Consumer Participation Outreach research project of the National Consumer Advisory Board, Exploring Enabling Services as Bridges to Care, addresses the value of enabling services for people experiencing homelessness. The final report is now available.
The National Consumer Advisory Board is engaged in an ongoing project, Consumer Participation Outreach (CPO), to increase the capacity of CABs and other consumer groups to participate effectively in the governance of Health Care for the Homeless projects. In the initial outreach effort, HCH Consumer Advisory Boards and HCH projects across the country used the same outreach questions to engage in conversations with homeless persons and ask questions about health care. Later CPO surveys asked about chronic homelessness and access to services, further explored the relationships between health and homelessness, and examined the experiences of violence while homeless.