Tag Archives: Public Health – Seattle & King County

Lessons Learned Through the Implementation of a Large-Scale COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program

The integration of COVID-19 contact tracing (CT) with support services may have improved cases’ adherence with isolation guidelines and diminish pandemic-related hardships. Despite this, the timing of CT relative to infectiousness and difficulty eliciting non-household contacts may have attenuated the intervention’s effect. Case investigation and contact tracing (CI/CT) programs were widely implemented during the first years of the COVID-19 epidemic

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How Health Departments Are Addressing Substance Use Disorder and Overdose During a Pandemic

by Brad Finegood MA, LMHC, and Felicia Salcedo This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. COVID-19 has necessitated an all-hands-on-deck approach for health departments across the country. The scale and urgency of this effort cannot be overstated. Even as health departments and the public at large are focused on COVID-19,

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Measles : How Local Health Departments Are Responding to this Latest Public Health Outbreak

Measles Local Health Departments

by Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, and Jeffrey Duchin, MD This post is published with permission from Big Cities Health Coalition. Visit Big Cities Health Coalition and the Front Lines Blog for more information about the work they’re doing to improve population health. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported more than 1,200 confirmed cases of measles in 2019, the most

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Investing Early to Prevent Hepatitis A Outbreaks Among People Living Homeless

Prevent Hepatitis A Homeless

by Patty Hayes, RN, MN This post is published with permission from Big Cities Health Coalition and originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog. Please visit Big Cities Health Coalition and the Front Lines Blog for more information about the work they’re doing to improve population health. In recent years, urban areas in the US have been grappling with hepatitis A

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