Homeless and COVID-19 - lessons for the future

  • Funded by Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW)
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Grant number: 1.043E+13

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Key facts

  • Disease

  • Start & end year

  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

  • Funder

    Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW)
  • Principle Investigator

  • Research Location

    Netherlands, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    Radboud University medical Center
  • Research Category

    Secondary impacts of disease, response & control measures

  • Research Subcategory

    Social impacts

  • Special Interest Tags


  • Study Subject


  • Clinical Trial Details

    Not applicable

  • Broad Policy Alignment


  • Age Group


  • Vulnerable Population


  • Occupations of Interest

    Social WorkersCaregiversPhysicians


Project description Homeless people often have poor health. They have a high chance of becoming very ill from Corona. They usually do not visit ordinary GP practices, but they do visit street doctors. It is not known how often they get Corona or what the consequences of Corona measures are for them. Therefore, research is being done to find out the following: How often and how badly homeless people get Corona What other problems they come to street doctors with What are the consequences of the Corona measures How municipalities have applied the Corona measures in the shelter Corona causes more homelessness For this, interviews are held with homeless people, civil servants and social workers. Information is collected from street doctors about patients with Corona and their care for other patients. Furthermore, together with homeless people and other parties involved, advice is being devised for the minister and for social services, so that this research contributes to good care and shelter for homeless people in the future.