Canadian Journal of Public Health

, Volume 97, Issue 6, pp 445–447 | Cite as

Youth Homelessness

A Call for Partnerships between Research and Policy
  • Sean A. KiddEmail author
  • Larry Davidson


Homeless youth present significant challenges both to youth workers and policy-makers seeking to develop better prevention and intervention strategies. This article discusses the compelling need for researchers and policy-makers to make efforts to work collaboratively to develop improved social policy informed by research findings.

MeSH terms

Homeless youth health policy stereotyping 


Les jeunes sans-abri présentent des défis considérables aux travailleurs auprès des jeunes et aux décideurs soucieux d’élaborer de meilleures stratégies de prévention et d’intervention. Cet article porte sur le besoin incontournable pour les chercheurs et les décideurs de se concerter pour mettre au point des politiques sociales améliorées, étayées par des résultats de recherche.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.McMaster Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Associate, Yale Program on Recovery and Community HealthCentre for Mountain Health Services–Rehabilitation, St. Joseph’s HealthcareHamiltonHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Program on Recovery and Community HealthYale UniversityNew HavenCanada

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