Contact Tracing

The Southwest PA COVID-19 Contact Tracing Consortium launched in May 2020 as the first regional consortium to support contact tracing in the Commonwealth. In collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation mobilized the consortium’s members and helps to coordinate their work. The consortium will establish and monitor the number of needed vs. available contact tracers in the region, recruit contact tracers, assure that specialized training is available for the contact tracers, assure ongoing supervision and education, and disseminate resources. The members will also develop a long-term plan and pipeline for the contact tracing corps that could be re-deployed to respond to other public health priorities over time.

Contact: Robert Ferguson