New Fact Sheet Examines Infectious Diseases Within the Homeless Population

New ResourceThe Council has released a new fact sheet addressing the “Prevention & Response to Infectious Diseases Within the Homeless Population.” Recent measles, zika, and ebola outbreaks have underscored the need for effective community emergency response plans, and governmental and health entities continue to develop and implement prevention and outbreak response procedures to reduce the transmission rates and severity of such illnesses. However, these procedures often do not address the unique circumstances of people without homes. This publication highlights communicable diseases in that population, addressing challenges in these public health issues and providing resources for preventing and responding to infectious diseases.

Read the fact sheet, or learn more on our Communicable Diseases resource page.