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.

Rapid Mobilization of Medical Students to Provide Health Care Workers With Emergency Childcare During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lane, E., Tran, A. A., Graulty, C. J., Bumsted, T.

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Case Study

Organizational Change/ Development
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, health professions students created a free childcare system for health care workers (HCW). As their usual in-person rotations stopped abruptly, students volunteered their time to childcare. Volunteers and HCW were connected by geographical closeness, with an ideal 1:1 longitudinal pairing to reduce close contacts. The service was highly utilized.

Resource Details

Outcomes of Interest

Capacity Building

Priority Population(s)

Youth and Young Adults

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Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period