A systematic scoping review of environmental health conditions and hygiene behaviors in homeless shelters

Highlights

  • This review describes environmental health and hygiene in homeless shelters.
  • Inadequate ventilation, unhygienic bedding, and overcrowding were often documented.
  • TB and skin diseases were the most documented health outcomes among clients.
  • Some studies described or recommended behavioral and administrative interventions.
  • Insufficient resources and transience of clients impede shelter improvements.

A systematic scoping review of environmental health conditions and hygiene behaviors in homeless shelters. Moffa, M., Cronk, R., Fejfar, D., Dancausse, S., Acosta Padilla, L., Bartram, J. 2018. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2018.12.004.