Can you be healthy on the street?: Exploring the health experiences of Halifax street youth

Karabanow, Jeff, Hopkins, Sharon, Kisely, Steve, Parker, Joanne, Hughes, Jean, Gahagan, Jacqueline and Campbell, Leslie Anne (2007) Can you be healthy on the street?: Exploring the health experiences of Halifax street youth. Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 16 1: 12-32.


Author Karabanow, Jeff
Hopkins, Sharon
Kisely, Steve
Parker, Joanne
Hughes, Jean
Gahagan, Jacqueline
Campbell, Leslie Anne
Title Can you be healthy on the street?: Exploring the health experiences of Halifax street youth
Journal name Canadian Journal of Urban Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1188-3774
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 12
End page 32
Total pages 21
Place of publication Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Publisher University of Winnipeg, Institute of Urban Studies
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
111708 Health and Community Services
111712 Health Promotion
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Abstract This pilot study was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and offers an examination of the experiences and perceptions of street youth vis-à-vis their health status. The rough in-depth interviews and a short quantitative survey with 15 street-involved youth in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this paper explores healthy and not-so healthy practices of young people living on the street. Qualitative interviews with ten health care and social service providers complement the analysis. More specifically, the investigation uncovered how street youth understand health and wellness, how they define good and bad health, and their experiences in accessing diverse health services.
Keyword street youth
health care
accessing health services
health and wellness
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes Summer 2007

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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