Unhoused People in Southeast San Francisco to Receive Free COVID-19 Testing

Through ‘United in Health D10 Unhoused,’ UCSF Will Offer Free Tests for Anyone Experiencing Homelessness in District 10

通过 Laura Kurtzman

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Sarah Goglin, MD, interviews Andre James Keys prior to administering antibody and nasal COVID-19 tests at a UCSF event for unhoused residents on June 6. Photo by Maurice Ramirez

在最新的推送,确保旧金山谁在承包的风险增加covid-19得到测试和治疗,可以赌钱网站的赞助免费检测活动的任何人以监管区10,沿东南涵盖了广泛的大片无家可归城市的部分。

The collaboration is part of UCSF’s tightly coordinated work with the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), the state of California and affected communities to respond to the public health crisis presented by COVID-19.

The effort is being led by Margot Kushel, MD, director of the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, in partnership with the United Council of Human Services (Mother Brown’s Kitchen), Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates, and Southeast Community Council, as well as SFDPH.

组织者希望在两天测试1000人,从上午8时至下午6时。 6月6日和7倍外附近的母亲棕色的,2111詹宁斯圣,旧金山。兽医也将在现场提供免费的普通动物护理和宠物的人。和母亲棕色的厨房会为所有参与者提供免费烧烤。

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Margot Kushel, MD

“无家可归者是在获取高感染风险,而且他们也是在患上严重的疾病的高风险,”说kushel,谁是可以赌钱网站的医学教授。 “我们与社区组织和SFDPH密切合作,以确保谁被发现的人有感染会得到整个病情的关心和支持。”

The initiative, called “United in Health D10 Unhoused,” is part of the recently launched UCSF COVID-19 Community Public Health Initiative. Under the leadership of Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, vice dean for population health and health equity at the UCSF School of Medicine, the initiative focuses on communities and populations disproportionately affected by the virus, and on building durable community partnerships.

With principal investigator Diane Havlir医学博士,可以赌钱网站的医学教授,主动最近赞助了在旧金山的使命区的一个测试程序,然后在湾景,sunnydale和访谷区的另一项努力,是由havlir和金罗兹博士,公共卫生硕士,副教授带领流行病学和生物统计学UCSF。

就像谁领导了上届测试工作,kushel和她的项目负责人,包括伊丽莎白因贝特,博士,公共卫生硕士,可以赌钱网站医学助理教授,花了很多时间规划与社区成员的测试程序,以确保其满足需求的科学家无壳的人,如果他们测试正面谁可能需要隔离或检疫额外的支持,包括酒店房间,以及食品,水,清洁用品和个人防护设备,如口罩和手套。 

“每个人都在社区和伙伴关系的精神走近它,” kushel说。 “我真的想调出社会的不可思议的力量。他们共同创造了一个非常有意义的方式该项目。他们表现出了他们的精神和能量。他们已经没有害怕告诉我们,当我们的想法并不好,和他们一直愿意与更好的展现出来“。

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Gwendolyn Westbrook, CEO of United Council of Human Services

One of the mainstays of the effort is Gwendolyn Westbrook, CEO of United Council of Human Services (Mother Brown’s Kitchen), who has been feeding and sheltering homeless people in the Bayview and the Southeast sector for 16 years.

“服务 - 和什么他们提供给我们 - 没有人能传递起来,尤其是当你在一个已经被忽视了这么久对每一个问题一个社区的时候,”她说。 “这样的事情发生,它让你想哭。有人终于注意到了我们需要的帮助在这里。我们是认真的。”

As for Mother Brown’s barbecue, Westbrook said, “Our food is made with love. We can’t put a roof over their heads. The least we can do is make sure they’re nice and full with good food.”

Supervisor Shamann Walton, D-10, who represents the Southeast sector, has been a strong supporter of the testing effort, as well.

“我们必须保护个人和家庭从covid-19无家可归的D10,”沃顿说。 “我很感谢可以赌钱网站为我们最脆弱的居民,这将有助于治疗连接它们主动提供测试,将帮助我们的科学家更好地了解这种病毒在社区的传播。” 

SFDPH has also been actively engaged to ensure that people who test positive are connected to care.

“这个免费的测试工作将进一步推动我们城市的整体推广,以人区10无家可归,并连接那些谁生病了他们所需要的医疗照顾,”格兰特科尔法克斯,医学博士,SFDPH健康的主任。 “我们感谢可以赌钱网站一直以来的合作伙伴关系,使这次测试提供服务贫穷社区和人群是最容易成为非常生病或如果他们得到covid-19快死了。”

与任务区和湾景/ sunnydale /访谷区的测试程序,在未封装健康D10团结利用大大提高了产能,现在可于慎湾毗邻CZ biohub新的可以赌钱网站的诊断实验室covid-19样品分析。该实验室,白手起家的只有八天,3月,成为可能的合作与biohub联席总裁乔derisi,博士,可以赌钱网站生物化学和生物物理学教授的领导下,陈扎克伯格主动权。

除了covid-19测试中,可以赌钱网站与旧金山加州的流感大流行的市,县和国家密切协调的反应包括了提供预测和可以赌钱网站流行病学家咨询;实现全州范围内接触与健康的加利福尼亚部门协作追踪程序;全市在圣弗朗西斯纪念医院开covid-19单元提供$ 1百万和临床经验;和可以赌钱网站打开一个新的,53个床位的呼吸道隔离单元健康的锡安山医院扩大激增潜在的未来城市的医院整体能力,而目前患者提供专用空间。

These proactive efforts build on UCSF’s long-standing commitment to addressing public health crises, which dates back to the University's founding in the mid-19th century, and includes such issues as homelessness, and such diseases as cholera, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

美国可以赌钱网站(UCSF)是专注于健康科学,致力于通过先进的生物医学研究,在生命科学和健康专业的研究生层次教育和卓越的病人护理促进健康全世界。 UCSF Health, which serves as UCSF’s primary academic medical center, includes top-ranked specialty hospitals and other clinical programs, and has affiliations throughout the Bay Area.