The research would not be possible without the help, support, and contributions of many people, including people experiencing homelessness in Klamath County and other survey respondents, focus group participants and community partners who helped organize them, key informant interviewees, KBBH project management and data staff, and PSU’s research team. We extend an additional thank‐you to the community agencies that hosted focus groups: Citizens for Safe Schools, the Gospel Mission, Klamath Basin Behavorial Health, Klamath and Lake Community Action Services, Thrive Church, and Red is the Road to Wellness.
Mental health services, Homeless persons, People with disabilities, Healthcare disparities -- United States
The PSU Regional Research Institute for Human Services (RRI) was asked by Klamath Basin Behavioral Health (KBBH) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to conduct a community-wide needs assessment focusing on residential services and housing needs for populations that (1) Have behavioral health needs, and (2) Identify with a community experiencing inequities in access to health care resources.
The assessment was conducted in collaboration with KBBH and other community partners. Data sources included key informant interviews, written surveys of individuals impacted by mental health challenges and/or housing needs, and focus groups with representatives from underserved communities in Klamath County, Oregon. Funding for this project was provided by a grant from the Oregon Health Authority as part of a larger OHA effort to eliminate behavioral health inequities by 2030.
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Cellarius, K., Tuttle, A., & Blakeslee, J. (2022). 2022 Community Needs Assessment of Klamath County Residential Services and Housing Needs. Portland, OR: Portland State University.