Coronavirus Tracker: A Massive COVID-19 Volunteer Effort
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PROMOTING A SURGE OF VOLUNTEERING
With a job market in disarray and an immediate public health need, a wide variety of organizations and major companies—including the Yale School of Public Health, Amazon Web Services, ADP, and LinkedIn—are using their ample resources to help train a growing number of volunteers to help out.
The nonprofit consortium Volunteer Surge announced on Monday a plan to help train a million volunteer health workers who can take on some tasks that would generally be handled by more traditional healthcare workers—with the goal of helping to lighten the load for a health system facing unprecedented pressures, explained Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., the dean of Yale’s School of Public Health.
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