The Power of Community
A few years back, a health center in Ohio was asked by their local health department to manage an outbreak of MRSA that had been identified at the local high school. At 7:36 AM, the team sent an email to the HealthcareCommunities.org Health Disparities Listserv. Over the next four hours a wealth of information came in, including the latest guidelines from CDC on evidence based management and a communication package for the parents and media. By 1:00 PM the health center had everything they needed to manage the outbreak in their community.