Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

COVID-19 Disparities Among Marshallese Pacific Islanders

McElfish, P.A., PhD, Purvis, R., PhD, Willis, D.E., PhD, Riklon, S., MD

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White Paper/Brief

Contact Tracing
Organizational Change/ Development
Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Infrastructure Support

In northwest Arkansas, the Marshallese community has experienced a disproportionate COVID-19 burden. This response plan, funded by the CARES act, hired English/Marshallese bilingual staff to provide contact tracing, navigation, and other types of response. Staff that were not bilingual participated in cultural humility training.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Capacity Building, Improve Organizational Infrastructure, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Setting(s) of Implementation

Geographic Area of Implementation


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