Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

Supporting and Protecting Residents Experiencing Homelessness in the Nation’s Largest Cities During COVID-19

Nichols, G., Mays, M.

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Case Study

Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Policy Change/ Development
Economic Stability
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Infrastructure Support

This report collects the strategies that urban health departments used to protect residents experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness during COVID-19. Strategies included working with community partners (particularly shelters) to expand housing, increasing outreach and resource allocation to people experiencing homelessness, and building better communication networks.

Resource Details

Outcomes of Interest

Partnership Building, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

People Experiencing Homelessness, People Living in Congregate Housing

Setting(s) of Implementation

Geographic Area of Implementation


Implementation Period