COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION.
WEBINAR 10. Partnership for Contact Tracing Training: A New Program by the Department of Health and the University of Hawai‘i
Contact tracing is essential for Hawaiiʻs next phase of COVID-19 response. A one-year, $2.5 million partnership between the DOH Disease Outbreak Control Division and UH’s UHealthy Hawai‘i Initiative will leverage UH faculty expertise and existing courses across the 10-campus system to rapidly develop training programs. Their goals: train approximately 300 contact tracers, and increase the universityʻs capacity to graduate 100 community health workers each year. Please join us as we learn about this partnership from Dr. Sarah Park and Dr. Aimee Grace.
Here are some helpful resources mentioned by our presenters:
- Presentation slides.
- Stopping COVID-19 in its tracks: What does a contact tracer do? Hawaiʻi Department of Health Factsheet.
- For more information on contact tracing training programs offered by the University of Hawaiʻi, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (including specific questions on your eligibility).
- To fill out the Participant Interest Survey for contact tracing training programs, please visit hawaii.edu/AQX.
- Articles about skills required for contact tracing:
- Detective, nurse, confidant: Virus tracers play many roles. The Washington Post.
- As the Nation Begins Virus Tracing, It Could Learn From This N.J. City. The New York Times.
- Contact Tracing Is Harder Than It Sounds. The New York Times.
- Information on Hawaii’s Medical Reserve Corps and sign up page for the Hawaiʻi Medical Reserve Corps.
- Community Health Worker Program. University of Hawaiʻi, Kapiʻolani Community College.