Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Pima County Housing First Initiative

McBain, R. K., Scherling, A., Briscombe, B. & Hunter, S. B.

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Evaluation Report

Policy Change/ Development
Economic Stability
Healthcare Access and Quality
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This evaluation report described the Pima County Housing First Initiative pilot phase, which provided permanent supportive housing and case management to justice-involved individuals experiencing homelessness in Pima County, Arizona. Justice-related service utilization and health care costs declined for program participants enrolled in the program for 12 months or more, offsetting the program costs. However, additional analysis is needed to determine whether there is a causal relationship between program enrollment and reduction in service utilization.

Resource Details

Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

People Experiencing Homelessness, People Who Are Incarcerated

Setting(s) of Implementation


Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period