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HCHN provides health care services to people experiencing homelessness in King County and leadership to help change the conditions that deprive our neighbors of home and health.

Flyer for people living homeless: Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A: Health warning for people living homelessHepatitis A (Hep A) is a virus that spreads easily. Many people don’t know that they have Hep A so they spread it without knowing.

Flyer for encampment operators

Flyer for people living homeless: Wound infections

Wound infections: Alert for people living homelessGet care for wound infections. Group A strep is a germ that is spreading in King County. It can cause "strep throat" and skin infections, and also severe infections, including "flesh-eating" bacterial infections. People living homeless and those who inject drugs are at higher risk.

Flyer for homeless services providers: Group A Strep

Group A Strep: Health warning for homeless service providersIf you're a homeless service provider, encourage clients to prevent from getting Group A Strep by getting prompt treatment for skin infections, wounds and illnesses.

Flyer for homeless service providers: How to reduce flu in shelters

How to reduce flu in sheltersPeople with the flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Flu viruses are spread mainly by tiny droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. If you are a shelter provider, learn tips on how to prevent the spread of flu by increasing the distance between people, separating clients with symptoms of flu and clean and disinfect surfaces.

Flyer for people living homeless about shigella, a highly contagious diarrheal illness

Shigella: Highly contagious diarrheal illnessShigella causes diarrhea, fever and stomach pain and can be spread through tiny, invisible bits of poop (stool) that people touch and then accidentally ingest. Learn how to avoid getting and spreading it.