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Kraschnewski discusses project aimed at addressing health disparities in nursing homes

Dr. Jennifer Kraschnewski, director of Project ECHO at Penn State College of Medicine, recently discussed a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded project aimed at addressing COVID-19 health disparities among nursing home residents.

“Nursing homes are sites of outbreaks really every year. Whether it’s influenza or norovirus, this is something that’s very common, given the fact that it’s not just a health care setting, but it’s people’s homes and they live very close. And they have staff caring for them, but they’re not trained at the same level as our health care system staff are trained,” Krashnewski said.

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