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    Mobilizing a Community-Academic Partnership to Provide DIY Handwashing Stations to Skid Row Residents During COVID-19

    Homelessness Policy Research Institute

    Year: 2021

    People experiencing homelessness are disproportionately more likely to have pre-existing
    health conditions and lack access to sanitary practices, such as handwashing, than housed
    people. These disparities make people experiencing homelessness more vulnerable to
    the coronavirus (COVID-19). Los Angeles’s Skid Row neighborhood, home to over 5,000
    unhoused individuals, faces a shortage of health and social services, which places this
    population further at risk.

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