Emerging Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.
This guidebook was designed to increase equity and access in COVID-19 testing and contact tracing in Virginia. The guidelines included a health equity framework, recommendations for working with communities, common barriers to COVID-19 testing faced by the most at-risk populations, and how to identify areas with unmet testing needs. Descriptions of how to determine appropriate interventions for testing, contact tracing, and building trusting community relationships are included.
Novel Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and are in the process of generating evidence of effectiveness or may not yet be tested.
This article describes how Delaware’s Department of Public Health tracks geographic areas with low vaccination uptake and compares this data with information on areas of high social vulnerability as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Social Vulnerability Index. The department also works with federally qualified health centers, providers, and pharmacies to deliver services to historically marginalized populations in the state.