This report was prepared for: Clackamas County Health, Housing, and Human Services
Public Services -- Oregon -- Clackamas County
The goal of this study was to answer five very specific questions about individuals with high service utilization and the systems that serve them. The data for this study comes from administrative system data, informational conversations and meetings with community partners, formal interviews with service providers, and interviews with consumers with frequent service utilization.
Limitations: The rates of mental illness, addiction and homelessness are likely to be higher than they appear in this report due to the way these characteristics were gathered or recorded in system databases. Historically marginalized populations are increasingly underrepresented in datasets.
Cellarius, Karen; Zapata, Marisa; Einspruch, Eric; Mulder, Cameron; Duong, Thuan; and Tuttle, Aliza, "FUSE: People with Frequent Utilization of Public Services in Clackamas County, Oregon: Potential Service Enhancements" (2019). Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative Publications and Presentations. 17.