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Building Local Operational Capacity for COVID-19 Demonstration Site Project

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National Association of County and City Health Officials
Jul 1, 2020

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will provide funding for demonstration sites to strengthen local infection prevention and control (IPC) capacity. Goals include to increase capacity for local health departments (LHDs) to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in healthcare facilities, strengthen IPC practices in high-risk facilities, increase coordination among local IPC partners to bolster response efforts, and enhance coordination with state and local IPC partners.

Required activities include:

  • Coordinate IPC activities with state health departments and other local IPC partners to track COVID-19 infections and respond to possible outbreaks by assisting with prevention and preparedness
  • Collaborate and contract with an IPC content expert to develop an IPC training plan for the LHD to implement these activities
  • Coordinate and implement outreach and response activities including educating facilities regarding reporting requirements and/or conducting CDC Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) assessments
  • Participate in peer sharing and technical assistance calls facilitated by NACCHO to review progress of planned activities and share lessons learned and practices
  • Participate in evaluation-related activities to track and measure progress towards expressed outcomes
  • Complete a final report detailing successes, challenges, and lessons learned

Additional financial support will be provided to LHDs that initiate one or more of the supplemental activities:

  • Provide additional support to high-risk facilities requiring further education or assistance after completing an ICAR
  • Develop materials to support LHD implementation of federal guidance related to monitoring and responding to emerging threats including COVID-19 in high-risk facilities
  • Leverage volunteers to meet immediate need and build workforce by training and conducting ICAR assessments
  • Develop a regional strategic plan to address gaps and improve IPC regional practices
  • Enhance reporting, understanding, and use of data to respond to outbreaks, infection control and containment needs
  • Develop and implement an innovative strategy to build local IPC workforce capacity and address COVID-19

Eligible applicants are LHDs with an interest in understanding their local needs; partnering with IPC subject matter experts; and providing support to high-risk facilities including nursing homes, other long-term care facilities, dialysis centers, and other outpatient settings in their jurisdiction.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $50,000 to demonstration sites that complete the required activities and up to $100,000 demonstration sites that choose to conduct the required and supplemental activities.

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

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Tagged as
Emergency preparedness and response · Infectious diseases · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health

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