NACCHO membership demonstrates commitment to public health and handling infectious diseases; expands platform reach to thousands of health agencies across the United States
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / December 15, 2020 / Tracker Ventures Corp. ("Tracker" or the "Company") (CSE:TKR)(OTC PINK:TLOOF)(FWB:B2I) today announced that Contakt LLC ("Contakt World"), a technology company modernizing public health and safety, was accepted as an affiliate member by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). NACCHO membership will provide Contakt World with member engagement and educational opportunities to support the nation's nearly 3,000 local health departments (LHD), including over 25,000 public health professionals.
In the United States, approximately 2,000 out of 3,000 local health departments serve less than 50,000 people and are in dire need of resources1. All health agencies need persuasive messaging solutions and improved workflows to reach their communities with health education, vaccine information, and contact tracing.
Through its membership and ongoing collaboration with NACCHO, Contakt World will work with NACCHO members and staff to understand the current needs and state of technologies at the local health agency level, assemble working groups with NACCHO constituents, and directly address local health department needs through Contakt World's current and future solutions.
"The Contakt World solutions were built using human-centered design with local health officials in mind to help meet challenges they face, particularly in reaching marginalized populations," said Justin Beck, Founder, and CEO of Contakt World. "Since our founding, it's been our goal to thoroughly understand and provide health agencies with the technology and resources they need to do the critical work we need in our country. We are honored to align with NACCHO as a diamond affiliate member and look forward to a long partnership in combatting COVID-19 - and all diseases - to improve health equity nationwide."
Contakt World will use its diamond member benefits to present solutions to members through webinars, newsletters, and research. Contakt World plans to expand its thought leadership presence in the public health sphere by forming and convening working groups with NACCHO leadership and constituents to discuss contact tracing, vaccine distribution, epidemiology, and addressing the needs of a mid-and post-pandemic world. Through NACCHO, Contakt World will also have improved access to B2B/B2I markets in the health agency's jurisdictions to meet current and future crises.
"The pandemic has adversely impacted local health departments and the communities they serve. NACCHO's work to support our members on the frontlines in their communities is more critical now than ever before," said Dominic Catalfamo, NACCHO's Membership Manager. "We are excited to work with Contakt World and appreciate their commitment to our organization and service to local health agencies."
1 Data verified from United States Census Bureau
Contakt World - Tracker Transaction
Tracker and Contakt World are parties to a definitive share exchange agreement pursuant to which Tracker will indirectly acquire (the "Acquisition") a 100% interest in Contakt World. For further information respecting the Acquisition, please refer to the Company's news release dated October 30, 2020. Trading of Tracker's shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the "CSE") has been halted in connection with the announcement of the Acquisition and is not expected to resume until the CSE has approved a Form 2A Listing Statement for the resulting issuer from the Acquisition. There can be no assurance that the Acquisition will be completed on the terms proposed in the share exchange agreement or at all.
About Contakt World
Contakt World is a technology company innovating public health agency connections with their community, with the goal of becoming the most trustworthy, accessible, and scalable digital public health and safety platform globally - addressing the needs of a post-pandemic world. Contakt World combines aggressive research and development, human-centered design, next-gen data integrations, and strategic health partnerships to empower and build mutual trust within communities, contributing towards health equity for users around the world. Contakt World's first suite of tools emerges from the urgency surrounding coronavirus to manage the pandemic through innovative contact tracing and case management spanning multiple modes of communication. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.contakt.world.
About Tracker Ventures Corp.
Tracker Ventures (CSE:TKR)(OTC PINK:TLOOF)(FSE:B2I) is an analytics software company that leverages blockchain and digital asset technology to transform and modernize multiple industries. Tracker is taking a diversified approach to the analytics and technology space, delivering practical solutions in the health, finance, logistics, and pharmaceutical industries. The Company's turnkey real-time tracking solutions offer the very latest in IoT and AI, providing valuable data and business intelligence to some of the world's leading brands. For more information, please visit www.tkrventures.com.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation's nearly 3,000 local health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.
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SOURCE: CONTAKT LLC