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.)
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors
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.