On August 4, federal officials declared monkeypox a public health emergency. Monkeypox is a communicable disease and people experiencing homelessness may be at increased risk of infection. Congregate settings and a high burden of chronic health conditions like HIV can make people experiencing homelessness more vulnerable to severe illness from monkeypox. The CDC has created a webpage with information related to the signs, symptoms, treatment, and other information about monkeypox, and has issued guidance to help reduce transmission in congregate living settings (such as homeless shelters).
Join TPCH and the Pima County Health Department for an informative, 60-minute webinar for homeless service providers.
September 21, 2022 (10am-11am)
TPCH and Pima County Health Department will host, “Supporting People Experiencing Homelessness through the Monkeypox Outbreak”, a 60-minute webinar for homeless service providers.
This virtual training session will cover:
- Overview of the current monkeypox health emergency
- Monkeypox symptoms and risk factors
- Health promotion and harm reduction strategies to reduce risk of monkeypox transmission in congregate settings and among people experiencing homelessness.
- Resources for monkeypox testing and vaccination for high-risk community members
Registration is required to attend. Click here to register.