The homelessness disparity of young adults and older children has increased despite reports that the countries economic status grows stronger. According to, Monroe, J., Kilbreth, E., and Langwell, K. (2001), substance abuse, reproductive health needs, and depression are just a few contributing problems the young adults and older children face in society. Monroe, J., Kilbreth, E., and Langwell, K. (2001) estimate in the United States, one of every three youth deaths comes from homicide, suicide, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). These astounding statistics support the need to provide a prevention plan for the homeless older children and young adult population in Denver, Colorado. The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to research peer reviewed research and government statistics to support and aid in building the promotion plan.
Young Adults and Older Children Homelessness Disparity
Baiardi, J. M., Brush, B. L., & Lapides, S. (2010). Common issues, different approaches: strategies for community-academic partnership development JM Baiardi, BL Brush and S Lapides Using CBPR for partnership development. Nursing Inquiry, 17(4), 289-296. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1800.2010.00509.
Baiardi, J. M., Brush, B. L., & Lapides, S. (2010), propose the idea of pooling resources, getting the key stakeholders together and mobilizing the best assets by using diversified approaches and interventions that best improve the health outcomes of the underserved populations where the disparities exist. The article describes the development of a new collaborative partnership between two schools of nursing and an urban social service agency serving homeless families and homebound older adults in Detroit, Michigan which occurred over a 12-month period (Baiardi, J. M., Brush, B. L., & Lapides, S. (2010). The authors discuss how they merged a community academic partnership, how they developed a community advisory board, and piloted the program. The article will be useful to develop the promotion plan since the article provides many of the obstacles and successes that happened during the development of the project. In conclusion, lessons learned were reviewed and discussed in the article. The biggest issues included keeping the stakeholders interest in the project, and dealing with difficult people that make key decisions with the project. The authors represent two nursing schools and Community and Support Inc. Funding was provided by a grant from National Center for Research Resources and from the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research.
Cutts, D., Meyers, A. F., Black, M. M., Casey, P. H., Chilton, M., Cook, J. T., & ... Frank, D. A. (2011). US Housing Insecurity and the Health of Very Young Children. American Journal Of Public Health, 101(8), 1508-1514. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300139
Cutts et al (2011) conduct a cross-sectional study on housing insecurity. The Department of Health and Human Services has deﬁned housing insecurity as high housing costs in proportion to income, poor housing quality, unstable neighborhoods, overcrowding, or homelessness (Cutts et al, 2011). Housing insecurity has been linked to multiple negative health outcomes in both children and adults (Cutts et al, 2011). The researchers developed separate multivariate logistic regression models for each of the dichotomous outcome variables, including a secondary analysis to examine whether adding maternal depressive symptoms might alter associations with housing insecurity (Cutts et al, 2011). Housing insecurity affected 46% of the study sample, with 41% of households experiencing crowding, and 5% of households experiencing multiple moves (Cutts et al, 2011). The study is useful to the promotion plan because homeless children are recognized as being vulnerable to multiple health risks, but there are millions of less visible children whose health, development, and growth may be...