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Contact Tracing and the Challenges of Health Equity in Vulnerable Latino and Native American Communities: Proceedings of a Workshop - in Brief
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... Winston Wong, chair of the roundtable, opened the session by outlining the objectives for the workshop. • Provide a brief overview of contact tracing; • Discuss contact tracing strategies that promote health equity in public health agencies representing highly diverse counties; • Describe the contact tracing challenges in the Latino community, including trust, residents without docu mentation, language, and potential solutions to mitigate these challenges; and • Learn about contact tracing challenges in highly impacted Native American communities.
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... He added that this can be seen as an economic development opportunity for those communities heavily affected by COVID-19, given that contact tracing jobs are good jobs with benefits, paying $25–$30 per hour. The goal is to help the contact tracers tap into a career trajectory that offers a career ladder in either health care institutions or public health agencies.
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... For example, this could include tribal program staff, community health workers, or public health nurses. Additionally, Dixit said several Native American communities have established either an Incident Command System or other form of an emergency response system, and are using these systems to respond to the pandemic.
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... Ravelo described a project she was part of that trained community leaders to become community health workers to work with more traditional contact tracers. The community leaders liked the training.
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... * The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers.

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