Working Together to Holistically Support the Underhoused Population During COVID-19

Publication Summary

The case study reflects an all-hands-on-deck approach to holistically meet the needs of people made vulnerable by their precarious housing situation.

The story illustrates agencies that are determined to bridge silos across programs, practitioners and services to provide appropriate and safe services. It portrays three key levers identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for achieving primary health care: aligning political and leadership commitment to primary health care, mobilizing adequate financial resources to achieve goals and promote equity in access, and engaging community members and organizations fully in the planning and implementation of services.