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Information for Homeless Shelters and Homeless Service Providers Community — COVID-19
Needed Policy Responses for a High-Risk Group

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19.

Keywords: Communication, Transparency, and Outreach, Discrimination , Housing, Infectious Diseases, Outreach, Persons Experiencing Homelessness.

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff, C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.), Clinicians

Language: English

Developed by: National Health Care for the Homeless Council (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: As the COVID-19 virus pandemic continues to grow throughout the world and in the United States, state and local public response systems are implementing a number of public health strategies to prevent further exposures and slow the spread of the virus. Infections among people experiencing homelessness will present specific challenges for those individuals, local response structures, and for Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) programs and other homeless service providers.

Resource Details: As the COVID-19 virus pandemic continues to grow throughout the world and in the United States, state and local public response systems are implementing a number of public health strategies to prevent further exposures and slow the spread of the virus. Infections among people experiencing homelessness will present specific challenges for those individuals, local response structures, and for Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) programs and other homeless service providers. This issue brief describes why people experiencing homelessness are an especially high-risk population and the immediate public policy responses that are needed to better prevent a more serious outbreak of COVID-19 among a very vulnerable group.

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