Category: Emergency Preparedness and Response

Standing Up a Test to Treat Model During a Surge of COVID-19 Cases

“When a person is diagnosed with COVID-19, the window of time for them to receive antivirals or monoclonal antibodies is limited. We are eliminating access barriers and misinformation that prevent patients to quickly receive COVID-19 treatments to help decrease their risk of hospitalization,” said Dr. Sonia Ortiz Flores, physician leading the Bayamon Test to Treat Read More >

Posted on by Diana Durán López, BSN, Jeniffer Concepción-Acevedo, PhD, Iris Cardona Genera, MD, Hope Dennis, MPHLeave a comment

Mission Possible: Preparing and Responding to Disasters through a Health Equity Lens

Satellite image of hurricane

It was September 2017, and like many others, I was watching as Hurricane Maria moved across the Atlantic Ocean heading towards the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Having been part of the recent responses to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, I was all too aware of the potential for devastation, especially for the most vulnerable Read More >

Posted on by Amy Wolkin, DrPH, MSPH, Vulnerable Populations Officer, CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response10 Comments