Homelessness and COVID-19: A Merger of Two Epidemics

The COVID-19 pandemic placed a spotlight on the homeless and home insecure population, highlighting the health challenges faced by this community and the additional risks posed by COVID-19. A new analysis estimates that homeless individuals infected by COVID-19 are two to four times as likely to require critical care and two to three times as likely to die compared to the general population. Hosted by the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation, this webinar examined the state of homelessness, its impact on health and strategies to improve outcomes for homeless individuals both in the short and long term.