An evidence-based co-occurring disorder intervention in VA homeless programs: outcomes from a hybrid III trial

Veterans’ Treatment Court

An evidence-based co-occurring disorder intervention in VA homeless programs: outcomes from a hybrid III trial

May 5, 2018

ABSTRACT: Evidence-based treatment for co-occurring disorders is needed within programs that serve homeless Veterans to assist with increasing engagement in care and to prevent future housing loss. A specialized co-occurring disorders treatment engagement intervention called Maintaining Independence and Sobriety Through Systems Integration, Outreach and Networking - Veterans Edition (MISSION-Vet) was implemented within the Housing and Urban Development - Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Programs with and without an implementation strategy called Getting To Outcomes (GTO). While implementation was modest for the GTO group, no one adopted MISSION in the non-GTO group. This paper reports Veteran level outcome data on treatment engagement and select behavioral health outcomes for Veterans exposed to the MISSION-Vet model compared to Veterans without access to MISSION-Vet.

DOI: 10.1186/s12913-018-3123-9

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