Humanizing the Data: Why Governments Should Use Person-to-Person COVID-19 Contact Tracing

By Betsy Gardner

As the novel coronavirus continues to rage throughout the United States, many public health departments are facing an overwhelming number of individuals to trace and care for. With the help of person-to-person contact tracing organizations like Partners in Health (PIH) and CONTRACE Public Health Corps, infected persons are able to have human conversations, ask questions in real time, and build a trustworthy connection. These groups are working to humanize COVID-19 infection and testing data, and provide thoughtful, culturally-appropriate information through person-to-person contact tracing.

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