The COVID-Alert Risk Evaluation and Management (CARE) Tool, Version 2, developed by ICHA’s Population Medicine Team, is now available in PDF form below. This updated version of the tool includes evaluation criteria for substance use. Some considerations for using the CARE tool include:
- The CARE tool provides a rapid assessment of the risk of severe COVID-19 complications and support needs for individuals and communities. It is not a comprehensive health or housing assessment.
- The CARE tool does not assign housing or hotel spaces. This information can be used to support physical distancing and housing efforts in the context of COVID-19.
- The tool is suited for implementation in a variety of settings with providers and clients who wish to use it.