COVID-19 continues to spread across Western North Carolina (WNC), making rapid identification of the infected as critical as ever. In order to stop the spread of the virus, rapid and reliable testing must be combined with social distancing, contact tracing, and isolation of the sick.
However, the beautiful mountain region of WNC is home to rural, underserved, and minority communities who may experience barriers to accessing rapid and reliable testing. It is the mission of CommunityLab to remove barriers to testing, so that all residents of WNC can receive the care they deserve, and our community can thrive.
Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of all WNC residents, including underserved populations such as minority and rural communities through innovative, research-driven, and evidence-based tests.
The development of CommunityLab and collaboration with the WNC community is driven by the targeted investment and support of Dogwood Health Trust. Dogwood’s care and commitment to the health of WNC citizens and Sanesco’s mission to improve quality-of-life through innovative clinical tools was a perfect match to meet the needs of our community.