Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes when implemented in multiple real-life settings, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities.

A Citywide Approach to SARS-CoV2 Testing

Broach, J. P., Lowell, M., Brown, O., Martin, C., Muller, M., Shirshac, J., Babu, K. M.

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Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Healthcare Access and Quality
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This article details the COVID-19 testing strategy used in Worcester, Massachusetts created by the citywide Equity Task Force. The strategy was based on engaging residents to use data to identify communities impacted by COVID-19 and to develop tailored testing/education/outreach strategies. Pop-up testing sites was the main approach to testing utilized by the city. Engagement improved over the course of the implementation.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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