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.

Community-Informed Mobile COVID-19 Testing Model to Addressing Health Inequities

Jiménez, J., Parra, Y. J., Murphy, K., Chen, A. N., Cook, A., Watkins, J., Baker, M. D., Sung, S., Kaur, G., Kress, M., Kurien, S. J., Keeley, C., Long, T.

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Evaluation Report, Peer Review Study

Contact Tracing
Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Healthcare Access and Quality
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

New York City’s Test & Trace Corps worked to reduce Covid-19 testing inequities by developing a mobile testing program focused on communities disproportionately affected by Covid-19. The model engaged community partners to determine the best methods of outreach and utilized multiple testing strategies. Based on the whether and community needs, free testing was offered outdoors, from vehicles, or at community spaces. Testing was both clinician-administered and patient-administered. Community organizations and organizers facilitated outreach to residents in their neighborhoods. The practice was successful in increasing access to testing, contact tracing, and isolation/aftercare support in these communities.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Reduction of Health Disparities

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