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Infectious Disease Preparedness for Homeless Assistance Providers and Their Partners

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March 10, 2020 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT



The recent emergence of coronavirus (COVID-19) calls for enhanced cooperation between public health authorities, homeless service systems, and other partners at the local level. To support these partnerships and the vulnerable households served, relevant federal agencies are issuing guidance from subject matter experts on lessons learned from previous response efforts to infectious diseases.

This panel facilitated by Norm Suchar, Director of HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) provided the most up-to-date information available and identify resources to support local response efforts.

Panelists included:

  • Jay Butler MD, Deputy Director Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Barbara DiPietro PhD, Senior Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council
  • Hedda McLendon, Manager, Housing Service and Stability, King County Department of Community and Human Services
  • Marlisa Grogan, Senior Program Specialist, SNAPS, HUD

Note: As a follow up to this webinar, HUD held an Office Hours on March 13, 2020 which featured a live question and answer session with presenters from this webinar.

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