Orange County adds coronavirus contact tracers, trains for reaching diverse communities

But Orange County doesn’t just need more contact tracers, it also needs to connect and communicate better with its lower-income and non-white communities, said Daniel Parker, assistant professor of public health at UC Irvine. Parker is directing a contact tracing workshop this month, in partnership with the Health Care Agency, to train 500 people over the next month, including 30 health agency workers and dozens of UCI students, on how to effectively reach more of Orange County’s diverse population.