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MHMD-12 Data Details

MHMD-12 Increase the proportion of homeless adults with mental health problems who receive mental health services

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (SAMHSA/CMHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
37.0 (2006)
Target
41.0
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of homeless persons aged 18 years and older with mental health problems who receive mental health services
Denominator
Number of homeless persons aged 18 years and older contacted by PATH mental health outreach workers
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

The Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) tracks the number of homeless adults in social services who may or may not be diagnosed with mental health problems. Clients are eligible for PATH mental health services if they are homeless and diagnosed with one of a variety of mental health disorders or have co-occurring disorders.