Prevent Flu & Tuberculosis Among Homeless Now! Cough hygiene education in  winter shelters - prevent hypothermia AND influenza!
  • Petitioned Shaun Donovan

This petition was delivered to:

Secretary, Housing and Urban Development
Shaun Donovan
South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee
Supervisor Doreen Farr
Executive, Central Coast Collaborative on Housing (C3H)
Supervisor Steve Lavagnino
Sr. Pastor, Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, Freedom Warming Centers
Reverend Aaron McEmry
Director Freedom Warming Center
Rev. Julia Hamilton
Subcommittee of Project HEAL
Collaborative Hygiene Initiative

Prevent Flu & Tuberculosis Among Homeless Now! Cough hygiene education in winter shelters - prevent hypothermia AND influenza!

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      Teach Everywhere About Community Health

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We the undersigned believe that every human being deserves shelter from winter storms and a warm dry place to sleep at night. Warming centers provide an important last resort for people who might otherwise be subject to the wind and rain. We believe that no one should be left outside subject to exposure and possible hypothermia and encourage inclusivity and efforts to mediate issues which may interfere with the basic survival needs of at-risk populations. It is also important to be mindful that when people are closely congregated during winter months, colds, the flu and other infectious diseases pose a serious concern. Therefore, we endorse thoughtful efforts to instill best practices of cough hygiene among persons sharing indoor space and urge administrators and funding agencies to work with community health education projects.





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    Reasons for signing

      • 9 months ago

      I am with you my brother.Please share my link fighting against discrimination with tuberculosis patients .

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

      We must stand firm together to help the homeless people!

      The situation of the world around us can be painted in a picture of the darkest possible colours. On one hand, the arms race absorbs for deadly purposes 40 million dollars every 24 hours. On the other hand, immeasurable poverty affects the lives of three-quarters of the men, women and children in the world around us. The efforts for disarmament must therefore be an inextricable part of the efforts to solve the common problems of our time, problems which ultimately involve our very survival, the possibility to continue the human experiment."

      -- Inga Thorsson

    • Natalie Davis NASHVILLE, TN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Everyone's health matters!

    • Catalina Treviso SANTA BARBARA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      There are more empty houses due to foreclosure than there are homeless people. Something is terribly wrong.

    • Brooke Teal Robbins SANTA BARBARA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      illegal foreclosures have increased the homeless issue to the point all are obligated to help.


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