The evolving COVID-19 pandemic poses a particular threat to people experiencing homelessness, many of whom are already in poor health and immunocompromised. Health Care for the Homeless providers are working diligently to care for this especially vulnerable population in clinics, shelters, encampments, and streets across the United States as the outbreak continues.
The Health Care for the Homeless Network (HCHN) of Public Health – Seattle & King County is at the forefront of these efforts. In this first of four interactive COVID-19 Town Hall webinars, providers from the HCHN will share clinical insights and lessons learned and answer questions from the community.
- Anne Meegan is the Regional Administrator for Public Health–Seattle & King County Healthcare for the Homeless Network (HCHN). Prior to joining the HCHN team in January 2020, Anne led PHSKC’s Community Health Partnerships Program managing local investments in core safety net medical, dental and integrated behavioral health services. Anne has over 25 years of experience leading domestic and international public health programs and partnering with federal agencies including HRSA, SAMHSA and CDC. Anne lives and works in Seattle and loves adventuring in the majestic mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
- Jody Rauch, BSN, MA, RN is the Clinical Quality Lead for the Public Health–Seattle & King County Health Care for the Homeless Network. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies. Jody has over 15 years’ experience as a Community and Public Health Nurse working with diverse patient populations providing direct patient care, nursing case management, program management and population health. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.
- Moderator: Bobby Watts, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Care for the Homeless Council