UCSF Brings COVID-19 Testing to San Francisco’s Bayview, Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley

Tests to be Made Available to All Who ‘Live, Work, Play or Pray’ in Three City Neighborhoods Hard-Hit by Pandemic

By Pete Farley

nurse administers a nasal swab for COVID-19 testing at a Mission District testing site
UCSF helped to provide COVID-19 testing in the Mission District in April. It is now collaborating to expand testing in several San Francisco neighborhoods. Photo by Barbara Ries

可以赌钱网站流行病学家和传染病专家正在与几家社区组织和公共卫生(SFDPH)的旧金山部门合作,提供全面的,自愿covid-19测试御景湾,sunnydale和访谷区,三个医疗服务不足的社区中的居民全市有显著的非裔美国人,太平洋岛民,中国和latinx人口的东南地区。

The collaboration is the latest example of UCSF’s tightly coordinated work with the City and County of San Francisco, the state of California, and affected communities to respond to the public health crisis presented by COVID-19.

打着“团结健康D10”(引用到旧金山的监督区10,这里的居民区的位置)下,测试为景将在5月30日和31年,2020年的地方,从上午9时至下午5时在哈佛早期教育学校,1520 Oakdale的大街;测试对于sunnydale和访谷区将于6月1日和2,2020年,从上午09点到下午7点在赫兹操场,1701匈AVE。

United in Health D10 is part of the recently launched UCSF COVID-19 Community Public Health Initiative, which aims to counteract an overall lack of data about the community spread of SARS-CoV-2 that has made the virus hard to track and contain. The initiative, led by Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo博士,医学博士,新加坡金融管理局,人口健康和卫生公平,在医学UCSF学校副院长,侧重于不成比例地受到病毒社区和居民,以及建设强大的社区伙伴关系。例如,主动最近在团区委主办的类似的测试程序,一个领域,在健康D10团结邻里一起,是的冠状病毒病例在旧金山率最高的社区之一。

Although many people who become infected with the coronavirus may never show symptoms, they can still spread the illness. And even those who do experience symptoms may never get sick enough to go to the hospital, and also may not get tested.

“Because we don’t have a treatment for COVID-19 and we do not have a vaccine to prevent it, the only way we will crush this coronavirus is to try to identify people who are positive and are potentially infectious, and to provide whatever support they need to isolate,” said Kim Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH, associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, who has spearheaded UCSF’s community engagement efforts for the new testing program.

Goal of Reaching 800 Individuals Per Day

To make this possible, UCSF’s new COVID-19 initiative employs a “wraparound” approach – marshaling the knowledge and networks of trusted community organizations to provide follow-up and support for those with positive test results – that was put in place by UCSF professor of medicine Diane Havlir, MD, during the Mission District testing program.

“Day in and day out, these organizations are there on the ground – pandemic or not – serving the needs of the community and population,” Rhoads said. “They know where the resources are and how to leverage those resources.”

超过四天的时期,无论是诊断(PCR)和血清学(抗体)的测试将提供给达到每天800人的目标,“所有谁住在这些不同的,几代人的社区,工作,娱乐或祈祷,”说米歇尔·皮尔斯,工商管理硕士,御景湾猎人角社区倡导的执行董事,谁曾与Rhoads的密切合作,从事新的测试计划的家庭和社区组织。

在健康D10团结也从区10监shamann沃尔顿,谁代表社区,其中测试将发生的热情支持中受益。 “我很自豪与可以赌钱网站,区10个社区领袖带来covid-19测试御景湾,sunnydale和访谷区的工作,”沃顿说。 “像在任务可以赌钱网站的研究之前,在D10这个测试程序将帮助我们更好地理解covid-19在旧金山最脆弱的社区传播。”

Leveraging UCSF’s Capacity for Sample Analysis

And as with the Mission District study, United in Health D10 takes advantage of greatly increased capacity for COVID-19 sample analysis now available at a new UCSF diagnostic laboratory adjacent to CZ Biohub at Mission Bay. That lab, built from scratch in just eight days in March, is now providing free COVID-19 test results to all 58 county departments of public health in California. The new UCSF lab was made possible in partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative under the leadership of Biohub Co-President Joe DeRisi, PhD, a professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UCSF.

All participants in the new testing program will receive “care packages” containing information on COVID-19 and community resources, personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, and food items.

“They can come and get the care package, and they don't have to get anything else, but we'd like them to get tested, if they want,” said Monique LeSarre, PsyD, executive director of Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness, which aims to eliminate health disparities among marginalized communities in San Francisco. “This is an opportunity to learn more about what's happening and to get resources.”

那些谁主动covid-19感染的测试做选择,并积极将获得由SFDPH临床反应小组立即跟进电话,这将携手在手与社区团体,以帮助促进隔离的过程中,隔离。社区健身团队,通过与当地机构和医疗卫生保健网络,伙伴关系将继续与这些人经常接触,并与旧金山人权委员会,由雪儿·戴维斯率领的合作,EDD,将提供食品,清洁用品,并在大约两个星期内其他有用的项目需要一个人的免疫系统清除病毒。

The diagnostic test for COVID-19 is not perfect, and it also is just a snapshot in time, so those who test negative will be advised to continue to abide by shelter-in-place and social-distancing mandates to protect them from getting infected or infecting others.

“可以赌钱网站一直公共卫生的旧金山部门的重要合作伙伴,和我们一起正在尽一切努力来支持健康为我市所有我们的社区,”说批科尔法克斯,博士,公共卫生硕士,为SFDPH卫生署署长。 “这一计划将提供自愿检测,在我们的城市是受影响最严重的健康差距的人群和地点,由收入差距,并通过结构性种族主义。此外,该测试工作将帮助识别和减缓covid-19在社区蔓延,并帮助提供关键信息社会,科学家,以及如何在疾病的传播,以及我们如何可以阻止它的公共健康机构。”

Havlir, the scientific lead of United in Health D10, emphasized that testing is foundational to every other component of the pandemic response that UCSF has mounted in collaboration with the State of California and the City and County of San Francisco, especially as the state and City move to reopen businesses and places of worship.

“这是我们必须做才能为我们有效应对和安全地重新打开,说:” havlir,艾滋病毒,传染性疾病和全球医学扎克伯格在旧金山总医院和创伤中心的部主任。 “我们需要更多的当地社区流行病学像这样得到的我们所处的位置感,并在活动性感染的可能仍然存在,从而为公共卫生官员开始释放的动作,我们还可以避免疾病的死灰复燃的约束。”

除了上面提到的努力,可以赌钱网站与旧金山的加利福尼亚到covid-19市,县和国家密切协调的反应包括了提供预测和可以赌钱网站流行病学家咨询;实现全州范围内接触与健康的加利福尼亚部门协作追踪程序;全市在圣弗朗西斯纪念医院开covid-19单元提供$ 1百万和临床经验;和可以赌钱网站打开一个新的,53个床位的呼吸道隔离单元健康的锡安山医院扩大激增潜在的未来城市的医院整体能力,而目前患者提供专用空间。

The proactive effort builds on UCSF’s long-standing commitment to addressing public health crises, which dates back to the University's founding in the mid-19th century, and includes such issues as homelessness, and such diseases as cholera, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is exclusively focused on the health sciences and is dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. UCSF Health, which serves as UCSF’s primary academic medical center, includes top-ranked specialty hospitals and other clinical programs, and has affiliations throughout the Bay Area.