University of Alaska Anchorage

Contact Tracing Workforce

The UAA College of Health’s Alaska Center for Rural Health & Health Workforce (ACRH-HW) and Division of Population Health Sciences (DPHS) are working with the State of Alaska DHSS to increase the contact tracing workforce. The overarching goal is to train 500 Tier 1-3 level contact tracers by June 30, 2020 in order to be prepared for any outbreaks that may arise in the coming months. In addition, there is a need to provide public health expert reviews of existing Fishery COVID-19 Response Plans. We are requesting your interest in supporting these efforts.

Interested parties can help in the following ways:
1. Serve as a contact tracer
2. Supervise contact tracers
3. Both serve and supervise
4. Review and assess Fishery Processing Plan COVID-19 Response Plans

Stipends will be awarded for completion of training regardless of whether or not contact tracers are deployed and active. If deployed, we will work with candidates individually to determine availability and compensation. If you are interested in working on this project in some capacity, please follow the link below and fill out a survey by Friday, June 6. Distance delivered training will be launched no later than June 8, however, at this point it is difficult to determine a timeline for deployment of tracers as this is dependent on need.

Please contact Gloria Burnett with any questions, gburnett3@alaska.edu

Interest form: http://bit.ly/AK_COVID_Tracing