Crisis Indicator: Triage Tool for Identifying Homeless Adults in Crisis

The triage tool, or crisis indicator, identifies homeless individuals in hospitals and jails who have continuing crises in their lives that create very high public costs. This redesigned tool is four times more accurate than the earlier screening tool released in 2010. The tool is developed for use in jails, hospitals and clinics where homeless individuals with high levels of need and high public costs are most likely to be found.

Underwritten by the Corporation for Supportive Housing and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

By: Daniel Flaming and Patrick Burns, ECONOMIC ROUNDTABLE; Gerald Sumner – Project Statistician; Manuel H. Moreno, Halil Toros, Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, Service Integration Branch – Public record linkage, database construction and data mapping

 

Source
Economic Roundtable

 

 

Teaser/Summary
The triage tool, or crisis indicator, identifies homeless individuals in hospitals and jails who have continuing crises in their lives that create very high public costs.

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