IsoCare: Creating a Safety Net for COVID-19 Patients in Home Isolation
IsoCare is a doctor-led volunteer organization set up to bridge an important gap in health care: the lack of support for patients ordered by their physician to quarantine or self-isolate at home. It’s a question of health equity: Many patients infected or exposed to COVID-19 are required to self-isolate or quarantine for two weeks, but those who live in small, cramped quarters or lack access to food and supplies cannot do so safely. IsoCare was created to bridge that gap and provide a safety net for parents so they can stay at home safely — and not infect their loved ones and community members. It is also being used for contact tracing to stop the spread of the virus.
Who should join this webinar
Anyone interested in supporting patients ordered to self-isolate or quarantine at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19
What you will learn
How to create a safety net for COVID-19 patients and their contacts so they can self-isolate and quarantine safely.
Panna Lossy, MD, is the founder and creator of IsoCare. She is a graduate of UC San Francisco School of Medicine and completed her residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program, where she continues to teach and practice. She was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand from 1986-1988, working in a small hospital laboratory there. Dr. Lossy is president of the California Academy of Family Physicians’ North Bay Chapter, which is active in health care legislation. When the Tubbs wildfire swept through her home of Santa Rosa, California, Lossy volunteered with other physicians to treat the hundreds of residents who fled to evacuation centers and developed a protocol for delivering medical care to these shelters during a natural disaster.
Deirdre Bernard Pearl, MD, is a pediatrician and the pediatric medical director of Santa Rosa Community Health A graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine, she completed her Internship and Residency at Children’s Hospital Oakland. She has a strong interest in trauma-informed care and serves on the Clinical Implementation Subcommittee for California’s ACEs Aware initiative through the Office of the Surgeon General. She is a co-founder of IsoCare and a fellow in the UCSF-California Health Care Foundation Clinical Leadership Program.
Questions? Reach out to Jaclyn Lau.
For more information:
“IsoCare: Creating a Safety Net for COVID-19 Patients in Home Isolation,” Diana Hembree, Center for Care Innovations, June 8, 2020.
IsoCare website. An overview of IsoCare and an interview with the California Academy of Family Physicians.
“When Quarantining at Home Puts Families at Risk,” MaryAnn Dakdak, MD. Fresh Perspectives, American Academy of Family Physicians.