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Information for the HCH Community — COVID-19
Status Updates, Available Guidance, Local Preparations, and Outstanding Issues

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

Resource Subtopic: Emergency Management, Health Equity, Population Health, Policy and Advocacy, COVID-19.

Keywords: Communication, Transparency, and Outreach, Community Engagement, Discrimination , Infectious Diseases, Outreach, Persons Experiencing Homelessness, Planning , Prevention, Safety Net Providers.

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors, PCAs

Language: English

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

Resource Summary: The coronavirus outbreak is evolving rapidly, raising many concerns about the impact on people experiencing homelessness. As health care providers who work at the intersection of health and the homeless services system, the Health Care for the Homeless community is in a unique position to care for an especially vulnerable population during an infectious disease outbreak. This webinar gave insights and status updates as of March 20, 2020.

Resource Details: In this webinar recording you will hear from HUD and CDC staff as well as HCH clinical and administrative leaders who will discuss the current status of the outbreak, the available guidance that is specific to homeless service venues, the preparations that homeless health care providers are making, and the myriad outstanding issues being identified. This discussion will also complement a new issue brief on COVID-19 and the HCH community found at

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit