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Interim Lessons Learn from the Pandemic
COVID-19 & the HCH Community

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

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Emergency Management, Health Equity, Population Health, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships, Access and Equity.

Keywords: Access to Care, Immunization, Persons Experiencing Homelessness.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Publication.

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

Language(s): English

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

Resource Summary: COVID-19 continues to be an international pandemic and the experiences over the past 18 months have shown there are more effective ways to provide care to vulnerable people. The challenge now is to extend these improvements to all communities and make them permanent. While the pandemic is not yet over, this issue brief outlines five “lessons learned” (and related strategies) that have improved systems of care and heightened public health interventions for people experiencing homelessness.

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 $6,625,000 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 HRSA.gov.