Covid-19 Healthcare Personnel Study (CHPS)

Guohua Li, Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

The COVID-19 Healthcare Personnel Study (CHPS) is designed to assess and mitigate the adverse health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health care workforce in New York. The specific aims are to: 1) examine the challenges and stresses experienced by the workforce; 2) understand the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic changes clinical decision-making and practice behavior; 3) assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental, physical, and social health of the health care workforce and their families; 4) document the impact of altered standards of care and triage decisions on vulnerable and socially marginalized groups, including the homeless and individuals with serious and persistent mental health issues; and 5) evaluate the comparative effectiveness of time-sensitive interventions, such as de-stressing, just-in-time training, group counseling, individualized counseling, meditation, and childcare services, among others, in reducing adverse health outcomes for the health care workforce and facilitating their ability and willingness to work.