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Tracing Health

Tracing Health was launched in response to the public health emergency pandemic of COVID-19. Our services include contact tracing and scientific support to counties and local health departments. Our highly-trained employees counsel contacts and connect them to community resources for successful implementation of quarantine.

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  • 85% contacts notified, letting Clark County open to Phase 2
  • 90% bilingual and bi-cultural community-based staff hired in Washington County
  • 65 staff hired in just 4 weeks

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Tracing Health Pacific Northwest: Washington County, Oregon; Clark County, Washington; Skamania County, Washington; Spokane County, Washington

In partnership with the Oregon Public Health Institute, PHI's Tracing Health is working to stem COVID-19 transmission in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The model involves small teams of contact tracers each working with a Resource Coordinator who can provide people in isolation or quarantine with connections to food banks, mental health services, visiting nurses, and other community programs. The model is designed to be quickly scalable and able to pivot to hotspots. In addition to contact tracing, data analysts, disease surveillance and outbreak investigations, the initiative connects individuals to the resources they need. Emily Henke, the Executive Director of the Oregon Public Health Institute, serves as Co-Program Director to the Pacific Northwest initiative.

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PHI launches contact tracing support initiative

Kaiser Permanente and the Public Health Institute's new initiative will build California’s clinical contact tracing infrastructure and strengthen contact tracing statewide.

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