Project HOPE Shares Impact of Infection Prevention Program in Long-term Care Facilities
Funding provided by Quest Diagnostics supported COVID-19 testing for long-term care facilities in Illinois and Texas
Washington, DC (4 November 2022) – In July 2021, Project HOPE – the global health and humanitarian organization – teamed up with Quest Diagnostics to support COVID-19 testing services focused on reducing transmission and preventing infection among vulnerable residents in long-term care facilities in Illinois and Texas. In partnership with local health departments, Project HOPE extended its infection prevention work from July 2021 to June of 2022.
“Our collaboration with Quest Diagnostics helped to increase Project HOPE’s focus on addressing and improving health equity,” said Harley Jones, Senior Manager at Project HOPE. “With this generous support, we delivered expertise and resources to the nursing homes that needed it most, effectively building their capacity to better serve their patients in the long-term.”
Quest’s support enabled Project HOPE to increase their reach by 40% through subject matter experts who conducted site visits with additional nursing homes in their network.
In addition to COVID-19 testing, Quest Diagnostics’ support through the company’s Quest for Health Equity (Q4HE) initiative enabled Project HOPE to identify long-term care facilities in need of support, and provide them with on-site assessments, tailored risk-mitigation plans, and supportive mentorships. These essential services helped Project HOPE to continue their lifesaving infection prevention and control support to long-term care facilities across the Chicago metropolitan area and southeast Texas.
“Quest is proud to support the critical resources Project HOPE provides to long-term care facilities that serve the most vulnerable patients and possess the fewest resources,” said Mandell Jackson, Vice President and General Manager, Quest for Health Equity. “We are pleased with the results and applaud Project HOPE’s continued commitment to addressing key social determinants of health in marginalized communities.”
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About Project HOPE
Founded in 1958, Project HOPE is a leading global health and humanitarian organization operating in more than 25 countries around the world. We work side-by-side with local health systems to save lives and improve health. Our mission is at the epicenter of today’s greatest health challenges, including infectious and chronic diseases, disasters and health crises, maternal, neonatal and child health and the policies that impact how health care is delivered. For more information on Project HOPE and its work around the world, visit www.ProjectHOPE.org and follow us on Twitter @ProjectHOPEorg.
About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world’s largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our nearly 50,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives. www.QuestDiagnostics.com.
About Quest for Health Equity
Quest for Health Equity is an initiative of Quest Diagnostics and the Quest Diagnostics Foundation focused on providing resources, funding, testing services and education to address health disparities in underserved communities across the U.S.