Tag Archives: contact tracing

COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Health Inequity

by Gulzar H. Shah, PhD, MStat, MS, and Jessica Kronstadt, MPP COVID-19 does not discriminate; or does it? Many say, “COVID-19 is an equal opportunity offender,” implying that the virus treats rich and poor, urban and rural, and homeowners, renters, and unhoused individuals equally. Thinking superficially, the argument may seem convincing. However, true inequities and disparities arise from social structures

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Knowledge, Skills, and Training for the COVID-19 Contact Tracer Workforce

by Vanessa Lamers and Justin Ren Contact tracing is a tried and true public health intervention that stops the spread of disease by tracking down and interviewing “contacts” of people who are infected, and preventing them from infecting others. It has been a pivotal tool in the toolbox of state, tribal, local, and territorial public health for responding to and

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Every Contact Counts: Training Contact Tracers for the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH Today, I’m talking with Dr. Betty Bekemeier, director of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington about a new 90-minute contact tracing training program that is now available. The training, Every Contact Counts, will support public health agencies’ ability to expand contact tracing efforts to help slow the spread

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