RCPN Coffee Chat: Medical Respite and Addressing Monkeypox

September 8, 2022 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Central

Presented by the National Institute for Medical Respite Care

Monkeypox has been recently declared a public health emergency by federal officials. Medical respite programs may have or be asked to support individuals with monkeypox. However, this presents as a challenge as monkeypox is an infectious disease with specific guidelines to prevent transmission and infection; unfortunately, those within congregate settings are more at risk.

Please join our coffee chat to share in discussion around how monkeypox is currently affecting your community, the protocols you have implemented, and the concerns and challenges you are facing. As a community, we can learn from each other to put forward practices that keep our clients and staff safe while increasing the health and well-being of those we serve.

For initial guidance on monkeypox in people experiencing homelessness, please read the Council’s newest fact sheet


  • Maura Nakahata, MPH, CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow | Marin County Health and Human Services
  • Jasmine Soriano, MPH, Epidemiologist | Marin County Health and Human Services
  • Charis Baz, MPH, Senior Dept Analyst | Marin County Health and Human Services
  • David Modersbach, Grants Manager | Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless
  • Jamie Chang PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept of Public Health| Santa Clara University
  • Barry Zevin MD, Medical Director, Street Medicine, Whole Person Integrated Care| San Francisco Department of Public Health

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