Evaluating Florida Systems of Care for Zika Infected Individuals
Poster May 08, 2018
Carlos Parra, Jennifer Delva, Dogeli Rojas, Jennifer Marshall
We followed the Florida Department of Health Zika process maps for women seeking testing and health care services for Zika positive status during pregnancy. Using the journey mapping strategy, our team "walked" the same path a mother seeking testing would follow and conducted interviews with those who are on the front lines of the systems. By dividing the systems into two: "Point-of-care" and "Outbreak Management", we were better able to separate and study the strengths in the systems and challenges the state had to handle. Interviews and focus groups were then analyzed by means of MAXQDA software. Using a modified version of the WHO Health systems evaluation framework, we coded the interviews for recommendations that can be addressed to each of the six building blocks that make up an effective health delivery system.
In museum and archives’ collection environments, fungi are a critical artifact biodeterioration factor, whereas most infections are airborne. Typical fungal infections in museums, colonizing paper made documents, are caused by species of slow-growing Ascomycetes as well as mitosporic xerophilic fungi of the genera Aspergillus, Penicillium and Cladosporium.READ MORE