Resource Coordination and COVID-19 Response
To stop the spread of COVID-19, infected and exposed individuals must isolate from others. However, many people lack access to nutritious food, they struggle to pay rent, or have limited sick leave or employment protections, making it difficult or impossible to isolate without help. Through care resource coordination, jurisdictions can address the social determinants of health and reduce disparities currently exacerbated by fragmented social service ecosystems.
Resource Coordination and Contact Tracing
Care resource coordination facilitates the social, material, and other supports that COVID-19 cases and contacts need to safely isolate or quarantine. Today, millions in the U.S. struggle to meet basic needs and not everyone can quarantine and isolate equally. Resource coordination is an essential part of an equitable pandemic response and can be applied far beyond COVID-19.
Resource Coordination and Vaccination
Vaccination represents a rare and important opportunity to connect vulnerable communities and individuals to the health and public health systems. In addition to promoting access COVID-19 vaccination programs can be leveraged to improve community trust in the health system by building sustainable linkages to both primary health care services and broader community resources.
Care Resource Coordination Case Studies
Each case study in this series is an example of how resource coordination programs have been designed and rolled out in a specific context and is written in collaboration with the program. Implementers reflect on successes, challenges, and share key lessons learned from their experience.