Wait times remain stubbornly long in hospital emergency rooms

In a well-functioning health care system, the emergency room would be able to meet the needs of all of its patients in a timely manner.

Alex Woodruff, Policy Analyst, Boston University • conversation
April 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  heart-attack  homeless  emergency-departments  emergency-rooms  wait-times

How can the houseless fight the coronavirus? A community organization partners with academics to create a grassroots hand-washing infrastructure

A community effort is creating do-it-yourself hand-washing stations for the homeless population in Los Angeles.

Graham DiGuiseppi, Ph.D. student in the Department of Children, Youth and Families, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California • conversation
April 9, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  human-rights  homeless  solutions-journalism  diy  los-angeles  grassroots

Abused children and partners, people with mental illness are all especially vulnerable with stay-at-home orders from coronavirus

Different groups in society can suffer from social distancing practices. That includes higher risk of domestic violence, child abuse and mental health problems.

Lynn Lieberman Lawry, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences • conversation
March 31, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  mental-health  covid-19  coronavirus  immigrants  uninsured  homeless  child-abuse  gun-violence  poor

Abused children and family, people with mental illness are all especially vulnerable with stay-at-home orders from coronavirus

Different groups in society can suffer from social distancing practices. That includes higher risk of domestic violence, child abuse and mental health problems.

Lynn Lieberman Lawry, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences • conversation
March 31, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  mental-health  covid-19  coronavirus  immigrants  uninsured  homeless  child-abuse  gun-violence  poor

These groups are among the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic

Different groups in society can suffer from social distancing practices. That includes higher risk of domestic violence, child abuse and mental health problems.

Lynn Lawry, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences • conversation
March 31, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  mental-health  covid-19  coronavirus  immigrants  uninsured  homeless  child-abuse  gun-violence  poor

Coronavirus could hit homeless hard, and that could hit everyone hard

Many homeless people already have compromised immune systems. They are targets -- and conduits -- for COVID-19.

Michael Cousineau, Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California • conversation
March 13, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  infectious-diseases  public-health  covid-19  coronavirus  hand-washing  homeless  homeless-shelter

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