Call for Experts: Exploring Alternative Venues for Services Delivery Such as CBOs During a Pandemic Cycle

August 1, 2022 | ,   | Contact: Puneet Bhullar

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — CCST is seeking nominations of health and other economists and related experts who would be interested in participating in a working group to explore the economics of alternative venues and personnel, such as community based organizations (CBOs) for services delivery across different phases of the pandemic cycle, such as testing, tracing, vaccination and other care.

Responsibilities and Expertise:

A model for leveraging CBOs and other non-traditional provider settings during a pandemic may have significantly different delivery economics and systemic impacts than traditional models for pandemic recovery and response.

This working group will be responsible for:

  1. Developing a shared high-level understanding around the economics and systemic impacts of the different models of delivery for pandemic preparedness and response
  2. Articulating the framework for a possible follow-on research study, and
  3. Identifying literature and existing studies to help support the convening.

Ideal candidates for this convening would have deep expertise in their fields as well as experience and interest in connecting their work more broadly. Self-nominations are welcome. CCST is especially interested in receiving nominations of experts from the following fields:

  • Economics
  • Social and Behavioral Science
  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology

This project was developed by CCST’s COVID-19 Steering Committee Chair, Michael Kleeman, with the guidance of the Steering Committee. Experts who participate in this convening will be expected to review and read pre-convening materials, meet with our Steering Committee prior to the convening, and review outputs that emerge from the convening.

We also welcome additional thoughts for inclusion in the scope of the convening. Please send your recommendations by COB Friday, August 12th to Senior Program Officer Puneet Bhullar at [email protected].


Submit Your Nomination


CCST COVID-19 Steering Committee:

Michael Kleeman (Chair), UC San Diego; Red Cross
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, UC Davis
Jesús G. Alvelo-Maurosa, National Science Foundation
Arleen Brown, UC Los Angeles
Richard Carpiano, UC Riverside
Michael Kurilla, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH


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