Dr. Adam London, R.S., M.P.A. is the Director of the Kent County Health Department in Michigan. Dr. London has been a member of NEHA for 15 years. He served on the NEHA Board of Directors including as President from 2017 to 2018. Since the onset of the COVID-19 in Michigan, Dr. London and his team have been working around the clock to protect, inform, and unite the community in Kent County. This work is done both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. It requires dedication, collaboration, and a willingness to serve. Thank you to Dr. London for sharing your experience with NEHA!
NEHA: Michigan has emerged as one of the hotspots for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. How has Kent County Health Department has been responding to the crisis?
London: This has been a full community response. We have worked with many new partners to ensure that our community is served. Our goal from day one has been to flatten the curve. I think we’ve done a good job of that by conducting contact tracing, isolation and quarantine, provisions for those who without homes, expanded testing, support for vulnerable residential settings, and an incredible amount of public communication.
NEHA: What does an average day look like for you and your team since the onset of COVID-19 in Michigan?
London: The days have lost their names. The work has been nonstop, and many people have risen above all expectation to serve others. Our days are filled with meetings to solve problems and crisis interventions.