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.

Characterization of community-wide transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in congregate living settings and local public health-coordinated response during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic

Terebuh, P. D., Egwiekhor, A. J., Gullett, H. L., Fakolade, A. O., Miracle, J. E., P. T., Rose, J., Stange, K. C., Szabo, A. D., Grisez, B.

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Peer Review Study

Policy Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Infrastructure Support

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health partnered with congregate living facilities to try to prevent and mitigate Covid outbreaks. The Board partnered with community partners, facility staff, state health officials, and other health care professionals and organized structured team meetings to identify and respond to cases in congregate living facilities. This partnership worked together to plan testing, contract tracing, and isolation/quarantine protocols. The department also hired a resource manager who coordinated all response efforts. For high need congregate living facilities, the resource manager/partners assisted with PPE needs.

Resource Details

Outcomes of Interest

Partnership Building, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

People Living in Congregate Housing

Setting(s) of Implementation

Long-term Care Facility

Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period