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 Successful Collaboration Between an Urban School District, a Health System, and a Public Health Department to Address COVID-19 While Returning Children to the Classroom

Auger, K.A., Hall, M., Bunte, S., Mussman, G., Amin, M., Sprigg, S., Porter, L., Porter, R., Monsour, M., Burkhardt, M.C., Kahn, R.S.

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Case Study

Organizational Change/ Development
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.
Network of people

Partnerships and Collaboration

A large school district in Cincinnati partnered with their local health department and children’s hospital to develop mitigation procedures as children returned to school. These mitigation procedures successfully limited school-based spread of COVID-19 by combining best practices in rapid testing, contact tracing, and early isolation. Procedures were regularly revisited and updated in an iterative process to respond to new information and circumstances.

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Outcomes of Interest

Partnership Building

Priority Population(s)

School Staff, Youth and Young Adults

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Geographic Area of Implementation


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