Field Dispatches: LA County Steps Up Role as Social “Safety Net”
This blog identifies how Los Angeles County redirected its data hub to begin focusing on the response to the virus and related factors immediately.
Through the data hub, LA County is:
- Identifying homeless clients with a positive COVID diagnosis to limit contact and promoting safe isolation practices.
- Informing shelter workers of a positive COVID diagnosis so that they can take appropriate precautions.
- Prioritizing care for homeless clients with higher risk profiles, CDC identified comorbidities or underlying health factors that put them at increased risk for COVID.
- Coordinating care and service delivery for COVID adjacent issues, like food insecurity and other issues.