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A Scoring System to ID High Risk Patients to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

A Scoring System to ID High Risk Patients to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

-The Polco Minute with Angelica Wedell-


Check out this week’s latest news and best practices in local government and civic engagement. 

In this week’s episode, we travel to Nebraska where Douglas County Health Officials are working to equitably and effectively distribute their COVID-19 vaccines. Next, we hear how Parks and Recreation Departments are reimagining themselves during COVID-19. Last, we provide tips on two things to watch out for when it comes to pandemic productivity. 

'Scoring System' Based on Medical Records will be used to ID Highest Risk Patients for Vaccine

-With KETV Omaha-

Douglas County health officials said a scoring system has been designed to identify high-risk patients to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

A group of experts identified by the Omaha Metropolitan Healthcare Coalition worked with local health departments to develop a process of identifying who is at highest risk based on information in the electronic health records of Nebraska Medicine, Nebraska Methodist Health System, CHI Health System, and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.

How Park and Recreation Departments are Reimagining Themselves During COVID-19

-By Jon Solomon with National Recreation and Park Association

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on just how essential parks and recreation is to our communities. The pandemic has forced agencies to get creative – to adapt and reimagine programming and other offerings as we all adjust to new norms following the pandemic.

Achieving Productivity in the Pandemic

-By Olga Dubanevych with Generation.1.ca-

One of the many challenges COVID-19 pandemic brought us was finding a way to stay productive. I should really dive into the factors that enhance our productivity in the pandemic. Exploring the underlying reasons for improved or poor performance during the pandemic is crucial for both individual employees and employers/organizations.

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