This set of principles from Health Begins are designed for state and local health departments for implement alongside community leaders as part of evolving COVID-19 community response and resiliency efforts, including contact tracing.

Each principle includes suggested strategies and resources, and the site also includes a guide to help states, counties, and cities advance the principles.

The set of principles includes:

  • Recruit & manage with a racial equity framework
  • Invest in trusted voices, including community health workers
  • Strengthen connections with psychosocial services & systems
  • Launch a community-based jobs program as a force multiplier
  • Embed job training & pipelines to local careers
  • Strengthen community infrastructure & financing

Explore the principles