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 response by the Hopi Tribe: impact of systems improvement during the first wave on the second wave of the pandemic

Humeyestewa, D., Burke, R. M., Kaur, H., Vicenti, D., Jenkins, R., Yatabe, G., Hirschman, J., Hamilton, J., Fazekas, K., Leslie, G., Sehongva, G., Honanie, K., Tu'tsi, E., Mayer, O., Rose, M. A., Diallo, Y., Damon, S., Zilversmit Pao, L., McCraw, H. M., Talawyma, B., Mose, H., Nuvangyaoma, T. L. & Balajee, S. A.

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Peer Review Study

Data Collection and Analysis
Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This article outlines the strategies the Hopi Tribe in Northeastern Arizona took to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on their population of 7,500 Hopi individuals. Activities were developed in partnership with the local health center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some strategies of note include implementing data tracking and reporting tools, offering support for individuals in quarantine, local messaging and informational campaigns, and culturally tailored prevention and mitigation strategies (e.g., guidelines for ceremonies and burials).

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

American Indian

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Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period