The city of Baltimore and Jhpiego have launched a new health and jobs recovery program – The Baltimore Health Corps. This program will focus on contact tracing, a method of identifying people exposed to the novel coronavirus, with the intent of preventing and containing transmission. Contact tracing has been deployed for decades in the US and abroad to assess exposure to infectious diseases, such as TB and HIV. More than 300 people will be hired and trained to track and contain exposure to the deadly coronavirus, with the goals of preventing transmission of COVID-19 and saving lives. The Baltimore project will have a robust educational and care component that focuses on the city’s most vulnerable residents, including the elderly, the uninsured, pregnant women and mothers of young children.
Jhpiego has vast experience establishing, training, and deploying community health workers who provide contact tracing for other infectious diseases, including HIV and tuberculosis—and the parallels with COVID-19 are great. These community health workers provide essential testing, counseling, and linkage to care and treatment services, and serve as a trusted liaison between families, communities, and health care providers.
- Baltimore Health Corps Director
- Community Health Worker – Contact Tracer Supervisor
- Community Health Worker – Contact Tracer Manager
- Community Health Worker – Contact Tracer
Please submit applications at https://www.baltimorecorps.org/baltimore-health-corps.
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