How a ‘Little’ Modeling Tool Made a Big Difference Building a COVID-19 Response Workforce

Posted on Aug 23, 2021

Dr. John Welch faced a hiring challenge. 

It was April 2020, and the director of Partners In Health’s COVID-19 response in Massachusetts was on a tight deadline to determine how many people would be needed to launch an ambitious, statewide contact tracing workforce to help bring the newly raging pandemic under control. 

Tactical Vaccination: What Is It and Why Do It?

Posted on Aug 3, 2021

When responding to new clusters of COVID-19 cases, tactical vaccination is an innovative approach that can complement other efforts to increase vaccination rates, especially in vulnerable communities.

Anatomy of a Cape Cod Outbreak: How PIH’s Epidemic Intelligence Unit Supported a Major Public Health Investigation

Posted on Jul 30, 2021

A major COVID-19 cluster in Cape Cod was identified thanks to partnership between Massachusetts health officials and the PIH-supported Epidemic Intelligence Unit, leading to further clarity on the high transmission of the Delta variant and revised CDC guidelines on masking for vaccinated individuals.