New Homelessness and Infectious Disease Ask A Question Desk
The newly launched Homelessness and Infectious Disease Questions Ask a Question (AAQ) desk assists homeless assistance providers, Continuums of Care (CoCs), and other partners with questions about preventing, mitigating, and responding to infectious diseases impacting people experiencing homelessness in their community. The AAQ desk is staffed by Technical Assistance (TA) providers from HUD's disaster response team who are well-versed in promising and emerging practices for infectious disease planning, mitigation, and response in homeless response systems.
Families and individuals experiencing homelessness are more vulnerable to infectious diseases due to factors such as increased exposure, limited access to primary care, and higher rates of illness when compared with the general U.S. population. Past outbreaks of Hepatitis A, Tuberculosis, and COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness highlight the life-saving importance of infectious disease preparedness.
Submit Your Question
Submit your questions to the AAQ portal. In Step 2 of the question submission process, select "Homelessness and Infectious Disease Questions” from the “My question is related to” drop down list.
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