COVID-19 Medical-Religious Partnerships: Implementation of a Just-In-Time COVID-19 Training in Catholic Schools

Panagis Galiatsatos, Alexandria Soybel, Jacqueline Bryan, Vanya C Jones, Megan Collins, Kimberly Monson, Mindi Levin, Audrey Johnson, Alicia Wilson, Annette Campbell Anderson

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Abstract

The concept of Just-In-Time Training (JITT) is to provide critical information specific to a public health crisis, allowing individuals to understand and respond to an urgent situation. The design of the JITT curriculum appropriate for school-aged children during the COVID-19 pandemic is vital, as every individual has a role to play in mitigating the spread of SARS-CoV-2. When working with various communities, considering culture and religion is essential, as aligning values and beliefs with the JITT curriculum’s objectives may significantly change the community’s behavior toward a public health crisis. In this narrative, we describe how a JITT curriculum for the COVID-19 pandemic, created in Maryland, US, and implemented in a Catholic school system, aligned with core Catholic social teachings. This alignment allowed for implementing and delivering the COVID-19 curriculum in Maryland’s Archdiocese Catholic school system, culminating in a medical-religious partnership that serves as a model for future public health crises.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2362-2370
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Community engagement
  • COVID-19
  • Medical-scholastic partnerships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Religious studies

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