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COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified systemic failures across health care locally and globally—from depleted public health infrastructures, fragmented delivery systems, and unacceptable outcome disparities. Ariadne Labs has been focused on developing evidence-based solutions to support clinicians, patients, the general public, and public health decision-makers. Our COVID-19 response builds on our core strengths—the ability to quickly convene, converge, and gather best ideas and practices; design and test guidelines and tools; and then strategically disseminate them as widely as possible through the many channels available to us.

Focus Areas

Vaccine Delivery

Supporting systems to deliver vaccines with speed, scale, and equity as supply and demand shift over time.


Community Mitigation

Focusing on communicating simple, easy to use information for the general public to mitigate the exposure and spread of COVID-19.

Global Response

A global response can aid in ensuring equitable, efficient COVID-19 responses.


Innovating around the impacts of COVID-19 on obstetric services from prenatal, labor and delivery, and postnatal care.


Outpatient Care

Resources for patients and providers to offer guidance and best practices to ensure safe, effective outpatient care.

COVID: Safe Surgery / Safe Systems

Resources to help health systems and providers navigate the impact of COVID-19 to ensure the safety of patients and the health care workforce.

Seniors & Vulnerable People

Tools and resources for adults over the age of 65 and those with pre-existing health risks who at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.



Harvard Business Review: How to Salvage a Useful Process That Isn’t Working Anymore

Rachel Moyal-Smith, Kaisin Yee, and Mary Brindle in HBR on reimplementation of a surgical checklist at Singapore General Hospital and a how-to on conducting a reimplementation.

Jul 8 2024
NPR: In Baltimore, nurses go door-to-door to bring primary care to the whole neighborhood

Dr. Asaf Bitton spoke with Tradeoffs via NPR on what lessons from Costa Rica’s national approach to primary care could help in the United States.

Jun 11 2024
Six Hospital Sites Honored with TeamBirth Recognition for Excellence

TeamBirth is an evidence-based process that uses team huddles and a Shared Planning Tool to improve communication and teamwork during birth and beyond. It has been implemented in more than 130 hospitals around the US and in Sweden.  To be eligible for TeamBirth Recognition, sites must have an existing TeamBirth program, undergo TeamBirth huddle observations… Continue reading Six Hospital Sites Honored with TeamBirth Recognition for Excellence

May 16 2024