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.

Managing outbreaks of highly contagious diseases in prisons: a systematic review

Beaudry, G., Zhong, S., Whiting, D., Javid, B., Frater, J., Fazel, S.

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Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis

Contact Tracing
Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Healthcare Access and Quality
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This article summarizes the factors that place incarcerated people at high risk for COVID-19 infection and the effective strategies to reduce transmission and complications due to COVID-19, informed by other infectious disease outbreaks. The authors highlight the role of interagency collaboration, health communication, screening for contagious diseases, restriction, isolation and quarantine, contact tracing, immunisation programmes, epidemiological surveillance, and prison-specific guidelines in managing any outbreaks.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

People Who Are Incarcerated

Setting(s) of Implementation

Correctional Facility

Geographic Area of Implementation

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