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.

Klamath Tribal Response to the Pandemic of COVID-19 Among Klamath Tribal Community in Oregon, USA

Oleribe, O., Miller, R., Wadzeck, M., Mendez, N., Tibay, J., Langford, T., Devine, A., Taylor-Robinson, S. D.

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Case Study

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

Mitigation and Prevention

This article describes the multi-pronged approach taken by the Klamath tribes to address COVID-19 across multiple tribal communities. An Emergency Preparedness Incident Management Team (IMT) managed the response by implementing outreach, wrap-around services (groceries, residential, medicine, etc.), tribal policies, and testing protocols. Between March to September 2020, no deaths were reported (unlike the county overall) and 12% of tribal members were tested.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

American Indian

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