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.

Revealing the divide: Contrasting COVID-19 outcomes in Green Houses and traditional nursing homes in the United States

Young, Y., Hsu, W-H., Shayya, A., Barnes, V., Perre, T., O-Grady, T.

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Peer Review Study

Data Collection and Analysis
Organizational Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This study assessed differences in COVID-19 cases and mortality rates in traditional nursing homes and Green Houses. Green Houses are smaller, more intimate residential living environments that promote personalized care and more tight-knit communities of residents and care givers. Using CMS data, researchers found that, adjusting for age, gender, and disability status, small and large nursing homes had higher COVID-19 cases and mortality rates compared to Green Houses.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Nursing Home Residents

Setting(s) of Implementation

Long-term Care Facility

Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period