Tracing Health is committed to culturally centered staffing to combat the spread of COVID-19, building a workforce that is more representative of the future of public health.
Tracing Health launched in the spring of 2020 as a COVID-19 response initiative and strategic partnership program of the Public Health Institute and the Oregon Public Health Institute. We support local health jurisdictions, school districts, community health centers, and other partners by rapidly deploying and then sustaining COVID-19 response services, including Case Investigation and Contact Tracing, Vaccine Support Services, Resource Coordination and Epidemiology.
Tracing Health is advancing health equity by prioritizing hiring from within the communities we serve, strengthening trust, and deepening our impact with culturally centered and primary language services. While responding to COVID-19, we are also building the diverse, qualified public health workforce America needs.
new staff have been hired by Tracing Health throughout the course of the pandemic.
With good salary and full benefits the work has provided security and stability to our team, a majority of whom live in the communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
of Tracing Health contact tracers and resource coordinators are bilingual or multilingual.
With 52 Languages spoken we are able to work with a wide-range of communities.
State and local health departments, schools and health systems and other entities protecting the public’s health.
We are now offering our COVID-19 response services throughout California and the Pacific Northwest.
hours of training are given to new hires as part of Tracing Health’s onboarding process.
Training covers a wide range of subjects including contact tracing certifications, database training, vaccine education, and culturally centered techniques for effective public health conversations.