Although data on new cases of COVID-19 were widely shared in communities, there was less information on the multi-sector response activities and factors associated with implementation. To address this gap, the KU Center for Community Health and Development partnered with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health to better understand factors and critical events associated with both the pattern of new cases and implementation of the local COVID-19 response. The team used a participatory monitoring and evaluation system to capture, characterize, and communicate 580 COVID-19 local response activities. Factors identified as enabling the response and related new cases were used to help understand and respond to the changing conditions of COVID-19 epidemic and local response.
[Source: Center for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas.]