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.

SARS-CoV-2 screening testing in schools for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Sherby, M. R., Walsh, T. J., Lai, A. M., Neidich, J. A., Balls-Berry, J. E., Morris, S. M., Head, R., Prener, C. G., Newland, J. G., Gurnett, C. A., COMPASS-T Study Group

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Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Education Access and Quality
Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This study evaluated the impact of COVID-19 screening, masking, phased re-entry, and other mitigation strategies in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Positive cases were lower in the schools that implemented these mitigation strategies compared the community rates.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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