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Preventing and Addressing Tuberculosis Among People Experiencing Homelessness

Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious health concern for people experiencing homelessness and those working with homeless populations. TB rates are 10 times higher for people experiencing homelessness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that over half of the patients involved in TB outbreaks between 2010 – 2012 did not have a place to call home.

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has partnered with the CDC and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council to release a fact sheet titled Preventing & Addressing Tuberculosis Among People Experiencing Homelessness. The document explains why TB is a concern, what service providers can do, and how to find helpful resources on TB.
 
The OneCPD Homelessness Assistance Programs page provides information on assisting people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. It contains program guidance and homelessness resources for Federal Agencies, government agencies, Continuum of Care organizations, homeless service providers, TA providers, persons experiencing homelessness, and other stakeholders.

 
            
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