Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

Confident futures: Community-based organizations as first responders and agents of change in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic

Roels, N. I., Estrella, A., Maldonado-Salcedo, M., Rapp, R., Hansen, H., Hardon, A.

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Summary Report/Recommendations

Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This article describes how youth-serving community-based organizations in New York City and Amsterdam used techniques cultivated prior to the pandemic to support youth well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article also details differences in the types of support offered based on differences in the level of government-support available in the U.S. versus the Netherlands.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Youth and Young Adults

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