Public Health

The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) is pleased to announce the launch of its new initiative – SEE COVID-19 Response: Public Health Working Group (PHWG). This initiative brings together competitively selected professionals representing the nongovernmental public health sector in Russia and the US to support affected groups in both countries. The PHWG initiative aims to stimulate international collaboration on COVID-19 issues while increasing knowledge-sharing among professionals in the US and Russia. It offers a unique opportunity for applicants to expand their professional networks and gain international perspectives on addressing the impact of the pandemic.

About the Project

Through this bilateral project, the working group will address the needs of vulnerable populations and populations in remote or isolated communities in both countries who often have little or no access to internet and timely healthcare. The project seeks to reach these vulnerable groups with materials and education and offer an avenue to building connections beyond their immediate communities. Over a four-month period, the working group will work together to develop custom toolkits with educational resources from reputable health care organizations, helpful materials, tips, and must-have supplies for vulnerable groups in Russia and the U.S. Drawing on a shared expertise and each country’s best practices in public health education, the toolkit will answer the basic healthcare and information needs of the recipients.