People experiencing homelessness face unique challenges to healthcare in the new COVID-19 environment. Staying in congregate facilities and living on the streets puts this population at increased risk of infection, and higher rates of chronic disease increase the risk of complication and death. Many cities are establishing isolation and quarantine facilities in motels, convention centers, and in other settings to mitigate and manage the spread of COVID-19 among residents without homes. Representatives from HRSA and leaders from health centers shared workforce strategies for delivering healthcare in these settings and best practices for service delivery for people without homes.
This session on healthcare for people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19 was hosted on April 28, 2020. Want to be informed about other upcoming webinars on health equity for underserved populations? Join our mailing list!
This webinar and its slides are available at ACU’s STAR² Center.
More Resources on COVID-19
The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is regularly updating our detailed list of resources on the coronavirus pandemic with new webinars, fact sheets, and other resources related to health centers, workforce considerations, clinical protocols and guidance, telehealth, and more. You can also view a variety of webinars on COVID-19 and its impact on underserved populations on our health equity webinar archives.