Purpose

This project is part of a competitive revision to accelerate COVID-19 testing in underserved populations. The overall aim is to implement strategies to expand COVID testing in hotspot communities in MA, through 6 community health center (CHC)-community partnerships. A base strategy will be implemented at all sites. A tailored strategy unique to local populations will be added and tested in a stepped wedge design.

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
All ages
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Yes

Inclusion Criteria

  • Participants are patients at the intervention or control CHCs or members of the local community. The participating sites constitute one group; a set of matched control CHCs that will conduct testing as usual constitute the second group.

Exclusion Criteria

  • None

Study Design

Phase
N/A
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Non-Randomized
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Health Services Research
Masking
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Other
RADx CHCs testing intervention strategy
Six Massachusetts community health center partnerships implementing both a common testing expansion implementation strategy plus tailored strategies designed for community partner needs.
  • Other: RADx CHCs testing intervention strategy
    The study team will support partner CHCs to implement workflows with some combination of dedicated testing staff, off-site testing, outreach/communications to priority populations, and linkage with local contact tracing systems. Implementation support will take the form of practice facilitation, rapid cycle testing (by supporting CHCs to review their internal data to assess the impact of workflow changes), and expert consultation from the research team on testing technology and testing location design.
Other
Usual care control
  • Other: Usual care control
    CHCs implement testing strategies in accordance with their usual supports.

Recruiting Locations

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Contact:
Elsie Taveras, MD

More Details

Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
Massachusetts General Hospital

Study Contact

Madeline Davies, MPH
617-726-6653
medavies@mgh.harvard.edu

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