It’s been difficult to keep up with the rapidly changing information and community dynamics experienced by the COVID-19 pandemic. As an emergency physician based in Seattle, WA, our CEO, Enrique Enguidanos has witnessed first-hand the strain on medical and community resources.
Two major risk factors were quickly identified as showing higher COVID-19 mortality rates – pre-existing health conditions and older age. Early recognition of these has helped communities in triage and allowed for effective allocation of strained community resources. A third cohort of society has recently been added to that high-risk cohort – low socioeconomic status.
Check out this recent article from The New York Times, which highlights how this can be of particular concern amongst our communities.
Community Based Coordination Solutions (CBCS) encourages all healthcare leaders to pay particular attention to the higher risk of COVID-19 amongst those of lower socioeconomic status, homeless, those suffering from chronic medical conditions, and those with issues of substance abuse or mental health. Given our expertise with rapid mobilization of effective resources for these high-risk groups, we want to extend an invitation to engage in dialogue about the possible options available to communities to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 progression for this community cohort. Our CEO has extended the following invitation: “I am available for dialogue, free of charge, anytime over the next few weeks – just send me a note if I can help!” He can be reached directly at Enrique@cbc-solutons.org, or feel free to fill out our contact form and we will be in touch ASAP.