Authors: Andrew D. Kerkhoff, Darpun Sachdev, Sara Mizany, Susy Rojas, Monica Gandhi, James Peng, Douglas Black, Diane Jones, Susana Rojas, Jon Jacobo, Valerie Tulier-Laiwa, Maya Petersen, Jackie Martinez, Gabriel Chamie, Diane V. Havlir, Carina Marquez
Andrew Kerkhoff and colleagues developed a “Test-to-Care” model to improve the ability of vulnerable populations to isolate and quarantine following a COVID-19 diagnosis. This model includes CHW-led education about COVID-19 and available community resources, ways to receive home deliveries to facilitate safe isolation, and long-term social support. The researchers evaluated the effectiveness of this program in supporting self-isolation and quarantine among Latinx communities in San Francisco, California. Results indicated that CHWs successfully built Latinx community trust and secured temporary lodging for those whose households were too large for isolation.
Link: Evaluation of a novel community-based COVID-19 ‘Test-to-Care’ model for low-income populations
Resource Topic: Training
Region: North America (U.S. and Canada)
Country: United States of America