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 Testing Considerations for People with Disabilities

Federal Emergency Management Administration

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Case Study

Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This case study profile provides several examples of disability-focused community approaches. For example, a drive-through testing resource was created by the Northwest ADA Center, which provides ways to address various considerations for testing sites, such as wheelchair access, service animals, people who are deaf, and people who are blind. Other examples include a mobile testing unit for individuals with disabilities in Union County, NJ, creating a reserved time for testing access for individuals with disabilities, conducting a risk analysis of testing sites for accessibility, and providing interpreter services at testing sites.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

People With Disabilities

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Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period