Overview and Information
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Definition of Sheltered Homelessness: Because of economic difficulties, currently living in a shelter, motel, temporary or transitional living situation, scattered-site housing, or not having a consistent place to sleep at night.
Definition of Unsheltered Homelessness: Residing in a place not meant for human habitation, such as cars, parks, sidewalks, abandoned buildings, on the street.
Definition of Social Connection: An umbrella term that encompasses the structural, functional, and quality aspects of how individuals connect to each other.
Definition of Social Isolation: Is objectively being alone, having few relationships, or infrequent social contact.
Definition of Loneliness: Is subjectively feeling alone. The discrepancy between one’s desired level of connection and one’s actual level.
Definition of Social Support: The actual or perceived availability of resources (e.g., informational, tangible, emotional) from others. Four types of social supportive behaviors: emotional, instrumental, informational, and appraisal.
Definition: An intentional act or failure to act by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult and can be in the form of physical abuse, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, and neglect by someone in a caregiving role.
Healthy People 2030 Health Literacy Definitions
Definition of Personal Health Literacy: The degree to which individuals have the ability to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others.
Definition of Organizational Health Literacy: The degree to which organizations equitably enable individuals to find, understand, and use information and services to inform health-related decisions and actions for themselves and others.