Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes when implemented in multiple real-life settings, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities.

Implementing an Urban Public Health Observatory for (Near) Real-Time Surveillance for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Brakefield, W.S., Ammar, N., Olusanya, O., Ozdenerol, E., Thomas, F.

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Peer Review Study

Data Collection and Analysis
Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

Researchers from the University of Tennessee conducted this study to illuminate the associations between social determinant of health outcome factors and pandemic health outcomes. This was achieved by created the Urban Public Health Observatory (UPHO) model, which sought to provide real-time analysis of mid-sized U.S. metropolitan areas in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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