Follow-up for Confirmed COVID Cases in Arizona (CoVHORT)
Project Summary, Description, or Purpose
The rapid spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 in Arizona has had devastating consequences. At The University of Arizona and Arizona State University, we are fighting every day to slow the spread of COVID-19 and stop the pandemic. At the same time, we lack vital information about the health consequences of the virus. What are the best treatments to help those who get sick? Who is at high risk for severe illness? What are the long-term health consequences for individuals who have been infected by COVID-19? These are questions that the world is asking, and the answers will be vital for the health of all Arizonans and the health of the world.
The CoVHORT study will provide answers to many of those questions.
The CoVHORT study has brought together many researchers with different areas of expertise from across Colleges at The University of Arizona and Arizona State University to conduct a longitudinal cohort study of COVID-19 (hence, CoVHORT) in Arizona. By following the growing cohort of Arizona residents who have and have not had COVID-19 over time, the CoVHORT study will be able to determine risk factors for acquiring the illness and for developing severe COVID-19 disease. This longitudinal approach will also allow us to identify any short-term and long-term health outcomes that may arise following the illness. No in-person activities are required to participate! Participation involves the completion of online or mailed surveys that are used to track your health status, general well being, and other impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.