Health Program

Health officials and policymakers need accurate, timely, and trustworthy data to make lifesaving decisions. Communities need clear, accessible information to help guide their actions. USDR's Health Program helps state and local governments meet the urgency of the COVID-19 crisis using our existing rapid response model to deliver fast and free support.

Our experienced, pro bono team is focusing efforts on the following topics:

Research and Rapid Response

  • Vendor Selection and Recommendations
    USDR has evaluated common vendors that address different aspects of public health operations to help governments select the right vendor based on their needs, budget, and residents. Our team can also help adapt vendor solutions to find solutions that flexibly meet your needs.
  • COVID Communications Strategy
    Tangible to-dos for trustworthy communications, including implementing best practices for design, partnership, and outreach, grounded with the views and experiences of at-risk and vulnerable communities.
  • Large-Scale Knowledge Sharing
    Based on engagements with partners across the country and access to expert user researchers, USDR can help distill and prioritize the most common blockers, questions, and needs, ultimately serving as a neutral third party to help facilitate after action reviews for learning.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Testing and Tracing

  • Stand Up Testing Sites
    USDR partnered with the City of Seattle to launch free COVID testing sites within three weeks. 
  • Contact Tracing Playbook
    This playbook provides contact tracing guidance and resources, frameworks, and templates to help you consider how to implement basic contact tracing in your community.


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