Tracker target Contakt accepted as NACCHO member


Contakt LLC (Contakt World) has been 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. Tracker Ventures Corp. intends to acquire Contakt World.

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 resources (1). All health agencies need persuasive messaging solutions and improved work flows to reach their communities with health education, vaccine information and contact tracing.

Through its membership and continuing 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-centred design with local health officials in mind to help meet challenges they face, particularly in reaching marginalized populations,” said Justin Beck, founder and chief executive officer 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 honoured to align with NACCHO as a diamond affiliate member and look forward to a long partnership in combating 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 postpandemic world. Through NACCHO, Contakt World will also have improved access to business-to-business/business-to-individual 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 front lines 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 a 100-per-cent interest in Contakt World. For further information respecting the acquisition, please refer to the company’s news release dated Oct. 30, 2020. Trading of Tracker’s shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange 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.