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COVID-19 Resources for Practitioners

Courses and Modules Supported by the COVID-19 Training Initiative

Coursera Courses

COVID-19 Contact Tracing

A free introductory Coursera course that covers the natural history of SARS-CoV-2, how and why contact tracing is done and important ethical considerations around contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine. Translated learning and subtitles are available in multiple languages.

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Spanish

Portuguese


Measuring and Maximizing Impact of COVID-19 Contact Tracing

A free Coursera course that covers the most important indicators of performance of a contact tracing program, and a web application (ConTESSA) that can be used to project the likely impact of improvements in specific indicators and their associated resource needs.

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ConTESSA


Strategies for Assisted Living Communities during COVID-19

A free Coursera course designed for assisted living communities on COVID-19 response strategies. This course provides a central platform for assisted living administrators and direct-care staff to learn how to develop and implement a comprehensive health emergency response. Topics covered include: emergency preparedness planning, infection and outbreak prevention, communicating with stakeholders, promoting resident and staff well-being, leveraging health department and other agency resources, and testing strategies, contact tracing and cohorting.

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Strategies for Senior Housing Communities during COVID-19

A free Coursera course designed for senior housing communities on COVID-19 response strategies. This course provides a central platform for senior housing owners, managers, and service coordinators to learn how to develop and implement a comprehensive health emergency response. Topics covered include: emergency preparedness, infection and outbreak prevention, housing operations adaptations, communicating with stakeholders, promoting resident and staff well-being, and leveraging health department and other agency resources

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Educational Modules

COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Point of Dispensing 

This short module provides an orientation for volunteers and staff who are preparing to take part in an incident command team to run a mass point-of-dispensing (POD) COVID-19 vaccination clinic. It provides a fundamental overview of best practices in prevention and control of COVID-19; reviews basics of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the US; provides orientation to team member roles and responsibilities; and reviews client flow within the POD site.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Training Compendium

This website provides health departments and their staff with training resources and expert guidance to effectively communicate about COVID-19 disease and vaccination to partners, other health jurisdictions, and members of the public. Each module is divided into brief, self-paced trainings on key topics—the SARS-CoV-2 virus, vaccine regulatory processes, the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the US, and how to address vaccine hesitancy and build trust.

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School Re-Opening in the Era of COVID-19

A series of seven self-paced educational modules providing U.S. school and district officials with best practices to reduce COVID-19 risk for kids, teachers, and staff during in-person learning. These modules cover a range of topics including implementing public health mitigation strategies, screening and testing approaches, and communicating with stakeholders about COVID-19. 

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Training Packages

Jhpiego: Training Package for Covid-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracers

This training package can be used to train case investigators and contact tracers over a seven-day period. Content includes facilitator guidance, slide deck, and supplemental material, including an “e-Binder” with sample protocols, job aids and participant hand-outs. These materials were developed by Jhpiego in partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department as part of the Baltimore Health Corps Initiative and the Baltimore City Health Department Covid-19 Response Program.

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Jhpiego: Training Package for Supervisors and Managers of Covid-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Programs

This training package can be used to train contact tracing program supervisors and managers over a two-day period. Content includes facilitator guidance, slide deck, and supplemental material, including job aids and participant hand-outs. These materials were developed by Jhpiego in partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department as part of the Baltimore Health Corps Initiative and the Baltimore Health Department Covid-19 Response Program.

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