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Our Letter to Washington D.C. on Verifiable Credentials and Vaccination Records

February 4, 2021 By Brian Behlendorf

Today, LFPH published a letter to Jeffrey Zients, head of the White House’s cross-agency COVID-19 response team, copying many of the other senior leaders in the U.S. executive branch offices leading the…

Linux Foundation Public Health Expands Technology and Public Health Community, Accelerates the Fight Against COVID-19

December 16, 2020

LFPH extends exposure risk notifications playbook to privacy-driven vaccination credentials by hosting the COVID-19 Credentials Initiative  Brian Behlendorf becomes new LFPH executive director New Public Health Authority commitments and membership investments New…

LFPH Announces Results of COVID Green and COVID Shield Security Audits

December 10, 2020 By LF Public Health

Earlier this year, the Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPH) began the process of performing third-party security audits for two COVID-19 exposure notifications apps. The audits were performed to improve the overall security…

EU Overcomes Exposure Notification Hurdle, Launches Interoperability Service

November 17, 2020 By Gar Mac Críosta and Paolo de Rosa

Building applications that alert people in Europe who have been exposed to others with COVID-19 will now be easier thanks to a recent development by a group of EU countries, led by…

We mourn the passing of Dan Kohn

November 1, 2020 By Jenny Wanger

Nov. 30 Update: The scholarship fund for Dan’s children is now available and we are also collecting donations to Wildlife SOS in his memory. You can learn more about both of these…

Digital Contact Tracing and Alerting vs Exposure Notification

October 9, 2020 By Harper Reed

This article was originally published by Harper Reed on April 22, 2020 on his blog. We republish it here because LFPH continues to get inquiries about the difference in terminology and language…

Open Source Makes Exposure Notification Apps Cost-Effective, Easier to Deploy

October 6, 2020 By Jenny Wanger

Momentum is building for COVID-19 exposure notification as health authorities realize the benefits of having technology that’s easy and inexpensive to deploy. On October 1st, New York and New Jersey both launched…

COVID-19 Exposure Notification Express vs. Custom App: Which to Choose?

September 29, 2020 By Jenny Wanger

Apple and Google recently announced EN Express (ENX), a way for Public Health Authorities (PHAs) to launch a lightweight Exposure Notification capability to battle COVID-19.

Demystifying the 60% in Exposure Notification

August 21, 2020 By Jenny Wanger

Updated Sept. 4, 2020 As we start to see exposure notification apps rolling out around the world, we’ve been frequently getting questions about what level of adoption communities need to have the…

Tech leaders and health authorities from around the globe collaborate to combat COVID-19

July 20, 2020

Linux Foundation Public Health launches with open source exposure notification apps being deployed in Ireland, Canada, and multiple U.S. states.