Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
Location
at San Diego, California
Dates
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Steffanie Strathdee, PhD
Headshot of Steffanie Strathdee
Steffanie Strathdee

Description

Summary

The goal of the present study is to evaluate a pilot intervention (LinkUP) to improve the uptake of COVID-19 testing and vaccination among PWID in San Diego County. Results will be shared with RADxUP consortium members, policymakers and program planners in California and across the US and used to estimate effect sizes for a future efficacy trial. Our study will inform efforts to leverage any of the 185 SSPs around the US as 'touchpoints' to reach marginalized communities, strengthening the nation's pandemic preparedness infrastructure to reduce COVID-19 health disparities.

Official Title

LinkUP: COVID-19 Intervention for Underserved Populations Participating in Parent Study Proyecto La Frontera

Details

Together with our community partner, the Harm Reduction Coalition of San Diego's (HRCSD) OnPoint, a mobile safe syringe program (SSP), we will evaluate develop and evaluate an intervention to improve uptake of COVID-19 testing and vaccination. Our Study Aims are : 1. To adapt an existing behavioral intervention incorporating motivational interviewing (MI) to improve uptake of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among people who inject drugs (PWID), by replacing the educational content with information intended to improve uptake of COVID19 testing and COVID19 vaccination. 2. To pilot test the intervention in Aim 1 (called LinkUP) at OnPoint's 4 mobile SSP locations across San Diego County. We expect that the LinkUP intervention will be acceptable to PWID and considered feasible and sustainable by OnPoint staff and the project's Community Scientific Advisory Board (CSAB).

Keywords

Motivational Interviewing Behavior change COVID-19 education

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  1. Enrolled in La Frontera,

AND

  1. Report NOT having been voluntarily tested for COVID-19 outside of La Frontera or report having had a mandatory COVID-19 test more than 2 months ago

AND

  1. a) Never vaccinated OR b) Received 1 shot of the Moderna vaccine (>=1 month ago) OR c) received 1 shot of the Pfizer vaccine (>=3 weeks ago) OR d) received 1 shot of the Jenssen vaccine (>=2 months ago) OR e) received 2 shots of the Moderna OR Pfizer vaccine (last shot >=5 months ago) OR f) received 1 shot of another vaccine (>=1 month ago) OR g) received 2 shots of another vaccine (last shot >=5 months ago). NOTE: participants who indicate that they were vaccinated but don't remember what vaccine they received would fall under the f category if they only received one shot and under the g category if they received 2 shots.

OR

  1. Enrolled in La Frontera AND report TWO or more of the following symptoms: a) new loss of smell or taste, b) cough, c) sore throat/congestion/runny nose, d) skin rash within the last week without having tested positive for COVID within the last month.

OR

  1. Enrolled in La Frontera AND report having EITHER fever/chills OR shortness of breath within the last week without having tested positive for COVID within the last month.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Not enrolled in La Frontera,

AND

  1. Report having been voluntarily tested for COVID-19 outside of La Frontera or report having had a mandatory COVID-19 test less than 2 months ago

AND

  1. a) Be vaccinated OR b) Received 1 shot of the Moderna vaccine (<1 month ago) OR c) received 1 shot of the Pfizer vaccine (<3 weeks ago) OR d) received 1 shot of the Jenssen vaccine (<2 months ago) OR e) received 2 shots of the Moderna OR Pfizer vaccine (last shot <5 months ago) OR f) received 1 shot of another vaccine (<1 month ago) OR g) received 2 shots of another vaccine (last shot <5 months ago). NOTE: participants who indicate that they were vaccinated but don't remember what vaccine they received would fall under the f category if they only received one shot and under the g category if they received 2 shots.

OR

  1. Not enrolled in La Frontera AND do NOT report TWO or more of the following symptoms: a) new loss of smell or taste, b) cough, c) sore throat/congestion/runny nose, d) skin rash within the last week without having tested positive for COVID within the last month.

OR

  1. Not enrolled in La Frontera AND do NOT report having EITHER fever/chills OR shortness of breath within the last week without having tested positive for COVID within the last month.

Location

  • La Frontera Project accepting new patients
    San Diego California 92103 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSD

  • Steffanie Strathdee, PhD
    Steffanie A. Strathdee is Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and Harold Simon Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins and Simon Fraser Universities.

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Diego
ID
NCT05181657
Study Type
Interventional
Participants
Expecting 150 study participants
Last Updated