A web-based personal health information system for homeless youth and young adults

Michelle T. Dang, Kimberley D. Whitney, Maria Catrina D Virata, Melissa M. Binger, Elizabeth Miller

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Abstract

Runaway and homeless youth face multiple challenges to their health and experience inadequate access to health care services. This article describes a Web-based Personal Health Information System (PHIS) called Healthshack that was specifically designed to improve health care access and health outcomes for runaway and homeless youth at a community-based agency that served homeless youth and young adults up to age 24. The program was developed in partnership with homeless youth and piloted by public health nurses. Preliminary findings from the program indicate that a PHIS is acceptable to runaway and homeless youth and feasible to incorporate into the flow of a youth agency. Thus, a PHIS may be an innovative model of service delivery for other marginalized populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-319
Number of pages7
JournalPublic Health Nursing
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Homeless youth
  • Personal Health Information System
  • Runaway youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing(all)

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Dang, M. T., Whitney, K. D., Virata, M. C. D., Binger, M. M., & Miller, E. (2012). A web-based personal health information system for homeless youth and young adults. Public Health Nursing, 29(4), 313-319. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1446.2011.00998.x

A web-based personal health information system for homeless youth and young adults. / Dang, Michelle T.; Whitney, Kimberley D.; Virata, Maria Catrina D; Binger, Melissa M.; Miller, Elizabeth.

In: Public Health Nursing, Vol. 29, No. 4, 07.2012, p. 313-319.

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Dang, Michelle T. ; Whitney, Kimberley D. ; Virata, Maria Catrina D ; Binger, Melissa M. ; Miller, Elizabeth. / A web-based personal health information system for homeless youth and young adults. In: Public Health Nursing. 2012 ; Vol. 29, No. 4. pp. 313-319.
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