Supporting the Health of Individuals Experiencing Homelessness Amid COVID-19

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While the COVID-19 pandemic presents a host of significant health, social, and economic challenges for millions of Americans, individuals experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to the virus. Factors such as high rates of chronic conditions, congregate sheltering options, and limited ability for complying with federal and state public health guidance, all increase the risk of infection in this population. In the midst of this pandemic, these immediate concerns are further compounded by homeless individuals’ already tenuous access to consistent health care services.

Where is this happening? Although homelessness is a national issue, individuals experiencing homelessness are typically in urban areas

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