Nurse-Community Health Worker-Family Partnership Model to Increase COVID-19 Testing in Urban Underserved and Vulnerable Communities
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: September 2020 - January 2024
Principal Investigator: Hagan, Holly
Principal Investigator: Guilamo-Ramos, Vincent

This community-collaborative research study will implement a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a Nurse-Community Health Worker-Family Partnership intervention in promoting COVID-19 testing uptake, adoption of COVID control measures, and mutual aid capacity at the household level in a high-poverty, underserved and vulnerable community disproportionately affected by COVID-19 – Mott Haven, the South Bronx, New York City.

The study will offer in-home COVID-19 testing and influenza vaccination, which will be compared to a treatment-as-usual control group that can access testing and flu vaccination nearby. The findings will provide an evidence-base for current and future programming related to COVID-19 mitigation in underserved and socially vulnerable communities.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
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