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.

COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing Health Equity Guidebook

COVID-19 Unified Command Health Equity Working Group, Access and Functional Needs Advisory Committee for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Commonwealth of Virginia Equity Leadership Task Force, Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

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Implementation Guide

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

Mitigation and Prevention

This guidebook was designed to increase equity and access in COVID-19 testing and contact tracing in Virginia. The guidelines included a health equity framework, recommendations for working with communities, common barriers to COVID-19 testing faced by the most at-risk populations, and how to identify areas with unmet testing needs. Descriptions of how to determine appropriate interventions for testing, contact tracing, and building trusting community relationships are included.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Persons, People Living in Rural Areas, People With Disabilities

Setting(s) of Implementation

Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period