COVID-19 Surge Support (Task Order 5 - Exhibit G.1): Special Projects

Project: Research project

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COVID-19 Surge Support (Task Order 5 - Exhibit G.1): Special Projects COVID-19 Surge Support (Task Order 5 - Exhibit G.1): Special Projects COVID-19 Surge Support (Task Order 5 - Exhibit G.1): Special Projects The performance period of January 1, 2021 August 31, 2021 will include three aims: 1. Routine reviews of newly published, high-impact COVID-19 findings in the scientific literature; 2. Continued availability to respond to requests for evidence/literature reviews on emerging topics; 3. Statistical analyses of mutually agreeable topics related to the COVID-19 burden of disease in Maricopa County. For Aim 3, below are four illustrative potential analysis options for consideration. I would anticipate completing two of these analyses (or similar analyses as mutually agreeable) within this renewal period. A. Changes in hospital and ED utilization in 2020: Analyze changes in visits to Maricopa emergency departments and inpatient hospitalizations. Identify major diagnostic categories and procedures with meaningful change and explore demographic shifts in patient populations as applicable. B. Excess deaths Maricopa in 2020: Using methods recently published in JAMA, re-calculate the total number of lives lost in Maricopa county due to COVID, including deaths not (yet) attributed via vital records data. C. Changes in school vaccinations for the 2020-21 school year: Expanding on recently-completed analysis of school vaccination trends as of 2018, include the most recent years of data waves available. Perform detailed analysis and interpretation of changes in enrollment, vaccination receipt, and vaccination exemptions at the school and community levels in the 2020-21 school year. D. Changes in the internal collaborative capacity of MCDPH offices: Perform an additional wave of data collection, building on past years efforts, to determine strength and opportunities in collaboration across different MCDPH offices, using the previously validated relational coordination survey tool and qualitative interviews as applicable. COVID-19 Surge Support (Task Order 5 - Exhibit G.1): Special Projects The goal of this request is to ensure continued, real-time capacity for timely responses to emerging public health priorities. This would be accomplished through four main areas of work: 1. Regular reviews of newly published high-impact COVID-19 findings in the scientific literature. a. High-impact is to entail both top-tier scientific journals (JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Health Affairs) and studies that have been widely reported by the popular press. These reviews can help to ensure MCDPH is aware of emerging findings. Reviews will largely be focused on the methodological detail of these studiesincluding strengths and weaknesses. Written review documents will be prepared and sent approximately weekly to the MCDPH Intelligence section leadership and other interested parties as mutually agreeable. b. Both written and narrative summaries will be regularly provided for departmental personnel leading Maricopa Countys COVID-19 disease control and investigation. 2. Continued availability to respond to requests for evidence/literature reviews on emerging COVID-19 topics. 3. Statistical analyses of mutually agreeable topics related to the COVID-19 burden of disease in Maricopa County. 4. Additional support as mutually agreeable to review and provide written or narrative summaries of the COVID-19 scientific literature on behalf of other departmental stakeholders.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date9/1/206/30/22

Funding

  • LOCAL: Arizona Municipal Government: $148,016.00

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