Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, research projects conducted by the Center for Long-Term Care Quality & Innovation (Q&I) and Center for Gerontology & Healthcare Research (Gerontology) have focused on the impact of SARS-CoV-19 and COVID-19 vaccination in nursing centers. We were able to quickly pivot to these high-priority topics thanks to our provider partnerships and big data holdings.
A new Issue Brief highlights findings from various projects in our diverse COVID-19 portfolio and illustrates how our work has informed nursing center practice and policy in near real-time. We began by examining the impact of the pandemic on nursing home staff and the delivery of telemedicine, then, when residents and staff were prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination in late 2020, expanded to examine staff vaccine coverage and reasons for hesitancy and the safety and immunogenicity of the vaccines among residents.
Learn more about these studies by reading the Issue Brief and exploring our research portfolio.