Infectious Disease

IDSA receives second CDC grant to help HCWs on the entrance traces of COVID-19

February 05, 2021

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According to a press release, the CDC extended its partnership with the Infectious Diseases Society of America with a $ 3.2 million grant to keep frontline health professionals up to date with the latest information on COVID-19.

The newly awarded grant will place particular emphasis on supporting healthcare professionals in disproportionately affected settings such as nursing homes, long-term care facilities and patients at increased risk for COVID-19.

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“By partnering with IDSA, CDC was able to quickly and efficiently deliver knowledge of COVID-19 and share it to the health community.” Henry Walke, MD, MPH, CDC Incident Manager said in the press release.

The activities supported by the grant include:

“I believe this partnership is directly related to saving lives,” said IDSA President Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS, FIDSA, said in the publication.

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