Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

In response to the novel Coronavirus, CHAMPS has created a carefully curated clearinghouse of resources pertinent to the prevention, slowing of infection rate, and treatment of this illness. This page will be updated as new resources become available. Please contact the CHAMPS Programs Coordinator, Population Health if you have any questions about these materials or would like to share any other useful resources.

Remember, you are not in this alone, you are part of an incredible state, regional, and national network – the Community Health Center Movement – that has a 50+ year history of responsiveness and resilience. The mission of CHCs has never been more important than now and CHAMPS remains in steadfast support of Community Health Centers and their staff, who are on the front lines of providing health care to the most vulnerable. Stay safe and stay hopeful, stand together and stand strong!

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Introduction
Coping Resources
Specific Populations Resources
Education and Training
Provider Resources
Telehealth Resources
Health Center Resources
Region VIII State-Specific Resources
Other Resources

INTRODUCTION

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has since spread globally, resulting in the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Muscle pain, sputum production, and sore throat are less common. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to severe pneumonia and multi-organ failure. The rate of deaths per number of diagnosed cases is on average 3.4%, ranging from 0.2% in those under 20 to approximately 15% in those over 80 years old. Patients with preexisting conditions, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease, are most at risk and represent the vast majority of deaths.

Source: CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Symptoms

American Public Health Association (APHA)
Get Ready
Helps Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters, and other emergencies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease Information and Resources
Information on protecting self and community, symptoms, and considerations for elderly adults. Also includes the latest updates, information on reported cases in the U.S., and more.

Coronavirus FAQs
Includes information on disease basics, how it spreads, symptoms and testing, and more.

Situation Summary
Frequently updated information on the rapidly evolving situation.

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Resources for Health Centers
Includes information specific to health centers during emergencies, including COVID-19 related bulletins and links to CDC resources, plus general information about change in scope, FTCA, and more.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
Includes information on funding, resources, and oversight, providing care during emergencies, service delivery, and more.

Health Center COVID-19 Information Collection
Information on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) requests that health centers report on COVID-19-related activities.

Hesperian
Coronavirus – COVID-19
Information on COVID-19, how the virus is spread, who it infects, how to prevent infection, and more.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
COVID-19 Projections
Projections for use of hospital resources, deaths per day, total deaths, and more for the nation as a whole and state-by-state.

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources for Community Health Centers
Hub for information Community Health Centers can use to strengthen readiness efforts and educate their communities.

Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)
Rural Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Guide with information on activities underway to address COVID-19 in rural communities.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Current Topics
Information on COVID-19 including for telemedicine, guidance for opioid treatment programs, tips for social distancing, and more.

USA.gov
Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19
Information on the federal government’s response to COVID-19.

Washington Post
Why Outbreaks Like Coronavirus Spread Exponentially, and How to “Flatten the Curve”
Free article explaining infectious disease spread and the importance of “flattening the curve.”

The White House, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Coronavirus.org
Includes information on how to prepare and protect yourself, what to do if you think you are sick, symptoms, who is most at risk, what social distancing is, and more.

World Health Organization (WHO)
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak
Updates and resources on the COVID-19 outbreak.

“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.”
– Latin Proverb

COPING RESOURCES

PERSONAL RESOURCES

MENTAL WELLNESS
Daily Quarantine Check-In:

  1. What am I grateful for today?
  2. Who am I checking in on or connecting with today?
  3. What expectations of “normal” am I letting go of today?
  4. How am I getting outside today?
  5. How am I moving my body today?
  6. What beauty am I either creating, cultivating, or inviting in today?

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
Article with a list of things to do to take care of mental health.

Brightmind
Meditation App
Free access to meditation app.

British Broadcasting Company (BBC) News
Coronavirus: How to Protect Your Mental Health
Article on mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Emergency Responders: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself
Resources and tips for emergency responders to cope with stress.

Manage Stress & Anxiety During COVID-19
Information on stress and coping during COVID-19 including reducing stress in self and others, information for parents, information for responders, and more.

Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
Patient Education Handouts
Patient Education Handouts including Deep Breathing, Guided Imagery, Mindful Meditation, and more. Most handouts are available in English and Spanish.

Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD)
COVID-19 Behavioral Health Letter
Letter to patients developed by Robin Landwehr, LPCC to address patient mental health concerns.

Explore
Live Cams
Livestreams of various animals to help people take a break.

Gaiam
Five Yoga Poses to Relieve Stress
Five poses that can be done individually or in a sequence that can help calm both the body and the mind.

Meditation 101: Techniques, Benefits, and a Beginner’s How-To
Guide that walks through the benefits and the how-tos of meditation as well as some tips on how to get started.

Headspace
We’re Here for You
Free guided meditations focused on weathering the storm of this crisis.

Honest Soul Yoga
Pre-Recorded Classes
Free pre-recorded meditation and yoga videos.

Karunavirus
Homepage
Karuna is a Sanskrit word for compassion. This website intends to amplify the voice of collective compassion – by featuring news articles of everyday people choosing love over fear.

Mental Health America (MHA)
Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and Resources
Range of resources and information to aid individuals and communities during this time.

National Academy of Medicine (NAM)
Resources to Support the Health and Well-Being of Clinicians During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Resources offer information on how to support the health and well-being of clinicians during public health emergencies, including the COVID-19 response.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources
Information and resources for individuals focused on anxiety about various elements of coronavirus.

Updates on the Coronavirus
Information on risk assessment, tips for people with mental illness, and more.

On Being
A Care Package for Uncertain Times
Collection of podcasts, poetry, meditations and reflection for however people are processing this moment.

Psycom
Top 25 Mental Health Apps: An Effective Alternative for When You Can’t Afford Therapy?
Highlights the best mental health apps for 2019 and experts weigh in about just how effective they are as an alternative treatment.

Shine
Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Free mental health toolkit with daily mantras and meditations.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Fact sheet which provides tips for coping with stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes common signs of stress and how to recognize when to get help.

Preventing and Managing Stress: Tips for Disaster Responders
Fact sheet which provides tips to help disaster response workers prevent and manage stress while on assignment. It includes strategies to help responders prepare for their assignments, take stress-reducing precautions, and manage stress in the recovery phase.

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak (English)
Cómo cuidar de su salud conductual: Consejos para lidiar con medidas de precaución durante un brote de una enfermedad contagiosa: distanciamiento social, cuarentena y aislamiento (Spanish)
Fact sheet that explains social distancing, quarantine, and isolation in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. It discusses feelings and thoughts that may arise during this time and suggests ways to cope and support oneself during such an experience.

Ten Percent Happier
Coronavirus Sanity Guide
Meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks aimed at helping people build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos.

Thrive Global
First Responders First
Resources including for first responders to manage and recharge under stress.

Well Being
Resources focused on well-being for first responders.

Women’s Health
The 12 Best Meditation Apps for 2020
List of meditation apps with information on each one.

Yoga with Adriene
Yoga with Adriene
Free online guided meditation and yoga videos.

Young Invincibles (YI)
Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19
List of resources to help communities cope with the changes brought about by COVID-19.

 

PHYSICAL WELLNESS
202strong
Free Classes
Live streamed free daily workouts at 10 AM MT via YouTube page. All the strength and circuit classes will be saved to its account for later access as well.

Active by POPSUGAR
Free Classes
Free access to hundreds of workouts from celebrity trainers and fitness experts.

Barry’s
Barry’s Instagram
Live streamed and saved workouts.

Cut Seven
Free Classes Google Drive Folder
Folder where trainers post free daily workouts for folks to do on their own.

CorePower Yoga
Free Online Yoga Classes
While CorePower Yoga studios are closed, everyone – including members and nonmembers – will have free access to a special collection of online classes through CorePower Yoga On Demand.

Everybody Fights
On-Demand and Live Classes
Free, live and on-demand boxing and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts.

Five Wellbeing
Online Yoga Classes
Free, recorde d

Honest Soul Yoga
Pre-Recorded Classes
Free pre-recorded yoga and meditation videos.

HotPod Yoga
Tips for Home Yoga Practice
List of ways to make the most of home practice.

Spark Yoga
Livestream Schedule
Daily live streamed yoga classes.

Solidcore
Workout Videos
Full-body and muscle-specific free workout videos.

Yoga with Adriene
Yoga with Adriene
Free online yoga videos including yoga for practitioners of all levels and guided meditations.

Yoga Heights
Yoga Heights
Live streamed and pre-recorded yoga videos.

 

FAMILY WELLNESS
American Heart Association
25 Ways to Get Moving at Home Infographic
Infographic with ideas for movement, designed for kids.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Coping After a Disaster
Activity book which offers parents and educators an interactive way to talk to kids about how to cope after a disaster.

Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event
Fact sheet on caring for yourself and your children and common signs of distress.

Helping Children Cope During and After a Disaster: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers
Fact sheet on how parents and guardians can help children cope during a disaster.

Lifeology
For Kids – How to Keep COVID Away!
Visual story created for kids to better understand the 2019 novel coronavirus and the COVID illness it causes.

Mint
Free Education Tools for Kids
Free and fun educational resources to use during school closures.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
COVID-19: How to Help Kids Deal with School Closings and Cancelled Plans
Tips to help children handle social distancing during COVID-19.

How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19
Information on how to discuss COVID-19 with children.

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION
BudgetBytes
15 Pantry Recipes for Emergency Preparedness
Recipes with printable grocery lists to help with diminished trips to the store.

Feeding America
Find Your Local Food Bank
Database of Food Banks by state.

Fridge to Table
Cook What’s in Your Fridge
Site that allows you to enter ingredients that you have on hand and it creates a recipe you can work with or modify.

My Formulary
20+ Low-Carb Versions of Your Favorite High-Carb Foods
Tips to make a few simple swaps to use fresh produce instead of non-perishable goods while satisfying comfort-food cravings.

No Kid Hungry
No Kid Hungry Responds: Coronavirus
Information on No Kid Hungry’s response, opportunities to donate, and resources for parents, educators, and community leaders.

Taste of Home
70 Classic Homemade Soup Recipes
Collection of homemade soup and stew recipes that have everything you need to create a flavorful, warm, and comforting meal.

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Resources available to industry members and consumers on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and food safety.

U.S. Food Banks
U.S. Food Banks
Database of U.S. Food Banks by state.

 

FINANCES
Baird, Kurtz & Dobson (BKD) CPAs & Advisors
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tax & Accounting Resource Center
Information on ways to mitigate the inevitable financial effects of COVID-19. Includes relevant news, changing guidelines, new regulations, and more.

Career OneStop
Unemployment Benefits Finder By State
Information on unemployment benefits searchable by state.

Mint
COVID-19 and Finances: Ultimate Money Tip and Resource Guide
Financial guide that offers free tips, advice, products, services, and financial aid programs to help individuals save and access money to ensure people have everything they need to manage some of the financial and emotional hardships that may come with coronavirus.

What to Know About Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Finances
Helpful insights and resources regarding the potential impacts of COVID-19 on personal finances.

 

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

STAFF WELLNESS
Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
Staff Wellness and Resiliency
Portion of Retaining CHC Staff webpage focused on creating environments for staff wellness and resiliency.

Community Resource Center (CRC)
Zoom Meeting Tutorial
Recorded training that walks through the basics of using Zoom Meetings and shares tips and tricks to effectively using the platform.

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Resource Packet: COVID-19 FQHC Employment Issues/Human Resource Guidance
Packet contains guidance on emerging and immediate human resource/employment questions relevant to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across the country.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Coronavirus and COVID-19
Ways to prepare the workforce for the possibility of business closures, working from home, quarantines, and other outcomes of a disease outbreak.

How to Maintain Cybersecurity for Your Remote Workers
Information on securing the technology organizations’ remote workforces are using

Promoting Workplace Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19
Strategies designed to support organizational mental wellness efforts.

Understand, Service, and Innovate (USI)
Checklist – Business Pandemic: Influenza Planning
Checklist on what employers should do to protect employees’ health and safety.

 

REMOTE WORK
AmTrust Financial
Coronavirus: Best Practices for a Work From Home Policy
Information on how to best plan for and implement remote work.

Archurch Consulting
E-book: Coronavirus Guidance: Tips to Prepare Your Association Technically and Mentally for Virtual Work
Contains tips and best practices to help as organizations quickly transition from on-premise to remote work.

Fast Company
8 Strategies to Set Up Remote Work During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Advice to those making the switch to remote work amidst the outbreak of coronavirus.

GoToMeeting
Remote Work Toolkit
Information to help teams make the most of their time while working from home including resources on striking the right work-life balance, turning in-person events into engaging online events, managing a fully remote team, keeping employees prepared, safe, and happy, and more.

Harvard Business Review
A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers
Specific, research-based steps managers can take without great effort to improve the engagement and productivity of remote employees, even when there is little time to prepare.

The Inline Group
5 Ways to Stay on Track During Quarantine
Tricks for staying on track while working from home.

The Motley Fool 
10 Tips To Work From Home In A Coronavirus-Plagued World
Ten tips to make remote work experience as productive and successful as it can be.

National Law Review
Legal Implications For Telecommuting / Working From Home In Response To The Coronavirus
Information on legal issues that should be considered for remote work.

Portland Press Herald
Coronavirus How To: Working From Home? Some Tips on How To Do It
Ways to make new home working conditions comfortable but useful for the long term.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
How to Maintain Cybersecurity for Your Remote Workers
Information on securing the technology organizations’ remote workforces are using

Understand, Service, and Innovate (USI)
Employee Work from Home Guide
Guide that provides tips and suggestions to help employees remain engaged and stay on track with their work while telecommuting.

Wirecutter
How To Keep The Spirit Of Teamwork Alive While You’re Working From Home During Coronavirus
Recommendations for how to get started telecommuting.

 “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
– John Wooden

SPECIFIC POPULATIONS RESOURCES

National Academy of Public Administration
A Social Equity Lens for COVID-19 Action: 10 Key Questions
Questions and answers to help include a perspective that sees and meets the particular kinds of needs and problems experienced by persons of color, women, the elderly, those with disabilities, lower-income residents, and the homeless.

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CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)
Coronavirus Disease 2019: MCH and Community Resources
Resources relevant to maternal and child health as well as a link to a monthly COVD-19 Town Hall registration.

Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)
Novel Coronavirus “COVID-19”: Special Considerations for Pregnant Women
Brief that summarizes what is known thus far about pregnancy and COVID-19.

National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information for Children’s Health Advocates
Summary of key information related to children’s health and links to information references.

Supporting Children’s Health During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Article highlighting some of the key challenges seen and heard to date from partners—public health professionals, community health workers, health care providers, and families.

National Perinatal Association
COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker
Information on who should get tested, COVID-19 and pregnancy, breast milk, babies and young children, and more.

 

ELDERLY PEOPLE
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Older Adults
Data on hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and deaths from COVID-19 as well as information on prevention, strategies for coping with stress, and more.

National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (NCECE)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Older adult-specific resources to help address frequently asked questions, important prevention tips, and other pertinent information to help keep older adult patients safe.

 

IMMIGRANTS
Immigrants Rising
Tangible Support for Undocumented Communities during COVID-19
List of resources for undocumented folks.

National Health Law Program (NHeLp)
Immigrant Health Care in the Time of Coronavirus
Fact sheet which discusses how states have several major paths to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic using Medicaid.

Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF)
Coronavirus Talking Points – For Media
Recommended approach and messaging for media outlets regarding Public Charge and COVID-19.

Coronavirus Talking Points – For Social Media
Recommended approach and messaging for social media posts regarding Public Charge and COVID-19.

Coronavirus Talking Points – For Immigrant Families
Recommended approach and messaging for communicating with immigrant families regarding Public Charge and COVID-19.

Factsheet: Know Your Rights, Protect Your Health
Factsheet in English about seeking care for immigrants.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Public Charge
Information on Public Charge and COVID-19 including details on the announcement that the agency will NOT consider “testing, treatment, nor preventative care (including vaccines, if a vaccine becomes available) related to COVID-19” in a public charge determination “even if such treatment is provided or paid for by one or more public benefits.”

 

MIGRANT AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKERS/FARMWORKERS (MSAWs/MSFWs)
For more information, visit CHAMPS Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFW) and their Families Resources.

High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health & Safety (HICAHS), Colorado State University (CSU)
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources
Scroll down for webinars, resources, and industry-specific information.

National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. (NCFH)
Resources on Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
List of resources for healthcare providers as well as Migrant Workers and their families.

National Public Radio (NPR)
COVID-19 Threatens Food Supply Chain As Farms Worry About Workers Falling
Article discussing the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers and food supply chain.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Interim Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance for Migrant Farm Workers and their Employers
Guidance on being prepared, promoting healthy habits, and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)
COVID-19 Resources to Share, Plus Solidarity with Our Clinical Network
Information on the different recommendations appropriate for migrant workers in different situations.

COVID-19 Widens Health System Inequities, Threatening to Leave Migrants and Immigrants Behind: MCN Analysis and Resources
Resources about COVID-19 that may be relevant for clinicians and their migrant and immigrant patients.

United Fresh
How COVID-19 is Impacting H-2A Visas
Information and resources on how the pandemic impacts H-2A visas.

Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, University of California (UC) Davis
COVID-19 Resources for Agriculture
General information as well as information for agricultural employers and growers.

 

PATIENTS BEST SERVED IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH (LOTE)
Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC)
In-Language Resources for COVID-19
Spreadsheet with links to resources in languages including Arabic, Bengali/Bangla, Chinese, Chuukese, Farsi, Fijian, Hindi, Hmong, Ilocano, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer/Cambodian, Korean, Lao, Marshallese, Palauan, Panjabi/Punjabi, Rohingya, Samoan, Tagalog/Filipino, Te reo Māori, Thai, Tongan, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
Public Health Alerts: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
List of multi-lingual health resources on novel coronavirus.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Print Resources
Resources including ’15 Ways to Slow the Spread,’ ‘What to do if you are sick,’ and more in 15 languages.

Colorado Department of Health & Environment (CDPHE), Office of Health Equity
Accessible Communications Checklist
Considerations that should be used with vital public communication materials to ensure all communities are
effectively reached, including those with access and functional needs that may differ from traditional formats.

Seattle & King County
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Information and guidance on COVID-19 including Public Health Recommendations translated into Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Filipino, French, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Marshallese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Cómo cuidar de su salud conductual: Consejos para lidiar con medidas de precaución durante un brote de una enfermedad contagiosa: distanciamiento social, cuarentena y aislamiento (Spanish)
Fact sheet that explains social distancing, quarantine, and isolation in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. It discusses feelings and thoughts that may arise during this time and suggests ways to cope and support oneself during such an experience.

 

PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
For more information, visit CHAMPS Homeless and Public Housing Resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Interim Guidance for Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) among People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness
Guidance intended to provide key actions that local and state health departments, homelessness service systems, housing authorities, emergency planners, healthcare facilities, and homeless outreach services can take to protect people experiencing homelessness from the spread of COVID-19.

Central City Concern (CCC)
COVID-19 and Implicit Bias, Trauma-Informed Care Practices, and Social Justice Implications
Document that specifically outlines best practices reducing stigma and bias as service providers care for patients, clients, and staff during the COVID-19 response.

Chicago Department of Public Health
Guidance on the Discharge of High-Risk COVID-19 Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) or Confirmed Cases
Document that gives guidance to hospitals about disposition of COVID-19 PUIs and confirmed cases who are unstably housed or returning to homeless shelters and other high-risk settings.

Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
COVID-19 Resources
List of resources on COVID-19 for supportive housing providers.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
COVID-19 Resources
Resources on how to serve families and individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 outbreak.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
Coronavirus and Influenza Resources
NHCHC-created resources specifically addressing coronavirus and the Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) community as well as links to other national resources.

National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)
COVID-19: Coronavirus and Housing/Homelessness
Resources including webinars, congressional recommendations, national updates, and more.

Seattle & King County
Healthcare for the Homeless Network (HCHN)
Information on health care services, downloadable flyers, sanitation guides, resources for health care providers, and more.

United Health Care
Homelessness and COVID-19: Considerations & Action Steps
Summary of immediate and concrete action steps for city and county homeless providers, state Medicaid agencies, federal lawmakers, and Managed Care Organizations.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoCs
Toolkit that provides structure and specific examples for planning and responding to influenza, coronavirus, and other infectious diseases. he toolkit consists of three documents that provide information for CoC leadership, homeless service providers, and partners to utilize when planning for and responding to infectious diseases.

How to Screen Clients Upon Entry to Shelter or Opportunity Centers
Guide to screening clients at service sites.

 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Administration for Community Living (ACL)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Information for people with disabilities and older adults regarding COVID-19.

Center for Disability Rights
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Information about COVID-19 to help consumers and attendants protect themselves from the virus.

Green Mountain Self-Advocates
COVID-19 Information by and For People with Disabilities
Fact sheet about COVID-19 including how it is spread, symptoms, what to do if you are sick, and more.

New Mobility
Disability-Specific Recommendations for COVID-19
Regularly updated information about COVID-19 focused on disabilities including for those who rely on personal assistance services.

 

PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDS
For more information, visit CHAMPS HIV/AIDS Screening and Treatment Resources.

California Department of Public Health – Office of AIDS
COVID-19: Information for People Living with HIV
Fact sheet on how people with HIV can protect themselves from COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
COVID-19: What People with HIV Should Know
Information for people with HIV regarding COVID-19.

Fenway Health
Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Considerations for People Living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ People
Policy brief outlining the ways in which people living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ people are likely to be affected by COVID-19 and the factors that may put them at elevated risk for infection.

POZ
Coronavirus
News and information about COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS.

What People with HIV Need to Know About the New Coronavirus
Information about new research emerging about how the respiratory virus spreads and how people can protect themselves and others.

United Nations AIDS (UNAIDS)
What People Living with HIV Need to Know About HIV and COVID-19
Information and precautions to take for people with HIV.

 

PEOPLE WITH SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS (SUDs)
For more information, visit CHAMPS Substance Use Disorder Resources.

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Clinical Practice Guideline on Alcohol Withdrawal Management
Provides updated information on evidence-based strategies and standards of care for alcohol withdrawal management in both ambulatory and inpatient settings.

National Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
Document that highlights the latest evidence-based approaches for clinicians to treat the estimated 2 million Americans living with OUD, including special populations, and suggests regulatory flexibility is needed to expand access to care—which is especially critical during the ongoing coronavirus emergency.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Use of Telemedicine While Providing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
One-page guidance on the use of telemedicine while providing MAT.

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Supportive Practices for Mental Health Professionals During Pandemic-Related Social Distancing
Describes supportive practices for mental health professionals during pandemic-related social distancing.

Mid-State Health Network (MSHN)
Free Online Meetings and Virtual Platforms
List of online meetings and platforms for people in recovery from SUDs.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
Report alerting the research community that populations with SUDs may be impacted particularly acutely by COVID-19.

Virtual Support Groups
List of online self-help resources.

Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance (PRO-A)
Online and Virtual Recovery Support Resource List
List of online and virtual recovery support resources.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
COVID-19 Guidance for Opioid Treatment Programs
Guidance on Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), including opioid treatment programs (OTP) during COVID-19 outbreak.

Unity Recovery, WEconnect, Alano Club
Unity Recovery + WEconnect + Alano Club Are Now Offering Free Virtual Recovery Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Recovery groups offering online recovery support groups which will be available five times daily at 9AM, 12PM, 3PM, 6PM, and 9PM EST. Also offering one daily family and loved one recovery support meeting at 8PM EST. All recovery meetings are non-denominational, agnostic to any specific recovery pathway, and are open to anyone.

 

RURAL COMMUNITIES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Update for Rural Partners and Communities on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response
Recorded webinar with guidance for partners, public health practitioners, healthcare providers, and others working to protect the health of rural communities.

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions including on funding, telehealth, travel, grants management, health care delivery, and policy information.

National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
COVID-19 Resources
List of resources on COVID-19 for rural communities.

National Rural Health Association (NRHA) & Legato Healthcare Marketing
COVID-19 Communications Toolkit
Toolkit including components such as print and digital ads, radio scripts, social media posts, and media materials.

Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)
Rural Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Guide with information on activities underway to address COVID-19 in rural communities.

 

VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
For more information, visit CHAMPS Victims and Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Resources.

Futures Without Violence
Information on COVID-19 for Survivors, Communities, and DV/SA Programs
Resources and tools for vulnerable members of communities and care providers, who are working tirelessly to respond in ways that are safe and supportive for all.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Mantenerse Segurx Durante COVID-19
Información sobre cómo COVID-19 podría afectar de manera única a los sobrevivientes de violencia de pareja, y cómo esos sobrevivientes pueden aumentar su seguridad durante el brote de COVID-19.

Staying Safe During COVID-19
Information on how COVID-19 could uniquely impact intimate partner violence survivors, and how those survivors can increase their safety during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sanctuary for Families
Safety Plan Flyer
Eleven helpful steps for survivors, including using a buddy system code word, identifying a “safest room,” and more

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”
– James Keller

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

American Public Health Association (APHA) & National Academy of Medicine (NAM)
COVID-19 Conversations
Webinar series will explore the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Webinar Registration available now, recordings posted as created.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Answering 20 Questions about COVID-19
Recorded webinar 2020 that discusses the current state of the outbreak, what CDC is doing to respond to the outbreak, and how partners, organizations, and the public can help. (March 18, 2020)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update—What Clinicians Need to Know to Prepare for COVID-19 in the United States
Recording of the update call/webinar from the CDC’s Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA). (March 5, 2020)

Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (COE)
Addressing the Social Determinants of Health: COVID-19 Impacts and Responses
Click here to access the slides.
An archived webinar on social determinants of health and COVID-19. (March 18, 2020)

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)
COVID-19 Podcasts and Webinars
Relevant webinars and audio podcasts by subject matter experts. Each focuses on a specific area of interest within the topic of COVID-19.

Feldsman, Tucker, Leifer, and Fidell (FTLF)
Coronavirus Appropriations Act of 2020
Complimentary recorded webinar that describes the new telehealth flexibilities in the Appropriations Act and PAL 2020-01, discusses the President’s recent national emergency declaration, and explains the broader impact of each on health centers.

FTCA Coverage & COVID-19
Complimentary recorded webinar that explores Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage for various COVID-19 activities and discusses how to best ensure malpractice liability protection for health center and staff members in these unusual times.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
The Coronavirus Outbreak: Tracking COVID-19
Recorded webinar which discussed the impact of COVID-19, pressing concerns, the likelihood of a future vaccine, and more. (March 2, 2020)

National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH)
March 19 Town Hall
Recorded town hall that was intended to engage with participants, provide updates from the field, and answer questions from attendees. The town hall also featured clinical experts.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
Coronavirus and the HCH Community: Status Updates, Available Guidance, Local Preparations, and Outstanding Issues
Recorded webinar featuring HUD and CDC staff as well as HCH clinical and administrative leaders who discuss the current status of the outbreak, the available guidance that is specific to homeless service venues, the preparations that homeless health care providers are making, and the myriad outstanding issues being identified. (March 20, 2020)

COVID-19 Town Halls
Series consists of weekly one-hour sessions with presenters from the HCH front lines bringing health care providers and homeless advocates a chance to hear best practices, ask questions, and engage in discussions on this fast-moving pandemic. Page includes registration for upcoming town halls and recordings of previous sessions. (March 27, April 3, April 10, and April 17, 2020)

National Nurse-Led Care Consortium
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Response for Primary Care Providers
Recorded webinar addressing preparation and response to COVID-19 for primary care providers. (February 20, 2020)

National Perinatal Association
COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker: Webinars
List of recorded webinars for providers and the public from various organizations.

Relias
Preparing for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Influenza: Free Online Training & Resources
Free, unlimited access to relevant resources to help healthcare professionals and individuals prepare and prevent the spread of infection.

TRAIN Learning Network
COVID-19 Training
Includes training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), and other organizations.

Weitzman Institute
COVID-19 Education and Resources
Includes recorded and upcoming training opportunities including the Weitzman ECHO COVID-19 Series.

“Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
– Carl Bard

PROVIDER RESOURCES

PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS
Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) 
Coronavirus Resources
Focused list of resources for responding to COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Information for Healthcare Professionals
Resources including current interim guidance, clinical care, infection control, supply of personal protective equipment, and more.

Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
FSMB Statement on Supporting States in Verifying Licenses for Physicians Responding to COVID-19 Virus
Information on FSMN waiving the in-state licensing requirements for healthcare providers.

Health Center Resource Clearinghouse
COVID-19 Resources
List of all COVID-19 resources on the Health Center Resource Clearinghouse.

Modern Healthcare
COVID-19: Clinical Guidelines
List of updated clinical guidelines regarding COVID-19.

National Academy of Medicine (NAM) 
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Page of compiled resources related to COVID-19 as well as consensus studies and workshop proceedings on the subject of pandemic infectious disease.

Resources to Support the Health and Well-Being of Clinicians During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Resources offer information on how to support the health and well-being of clinicians during public health emergencies, including the COVID-19 response.

 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
Coronavirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks Response
Fact sheets and other resources to support the health and well-being of communities impacted by COVID-19.

Mental Health and Behavioral Guidelines for Preparedness and Response to Coronavirus and Other Emerging Infectious Outbreaks
Framework for preparation and communication for mental health during infectious outbreaks.

National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH)
Resources for COVID-19
Resources including information on conducting telemedicine visits, telehealth and privacy laws, supplies for health providers, and human resources.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Center for PTSD
For Providers and Community Leaders: Helping People Manage Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
Information for providers and community leaders on providing the public with accurate and calming information about COVID-19 risk, helping the public recognize signs of stress in themselves and their loved ones, teaching people how to relieve anxiety reactions, and providing individuals with resources so they can seek further help if necessary.

 

ORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS
American Dental Association (ADA)
Coronavirus Center for Dentists
Resources, updates and ADA news on coronavirus.

Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions
Provides answers to some recent member question regarding employer and employee issues, financial adnd dental benefit considerations, staff and office protection, patient communication and HIPAA considerations, and more.

COVID-19 Coding and Billing Interim Guidance
Guide intended to help dental offices navigate issues related to coding and billing for virtual appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Resources for Dentists
Guide intended to help dental offices navigate issues related to coding and billing for virtual appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Understanding and Documenting Teledentistry Events
Guide published to educate dentists and others in the dental community on these procedures and their codes.

What Is a Dental Emergency?
Fact sheet for patients to determine whether they should go to the dentist during the COVID-19 crisis.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Dental Settings
Interim infection prevention and control guidance for dental settings during the COVID-19 response.

Community Catalyst
Oral Health Care Access in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond
Policy options to consider as organizations balance public health response to COVID-19 and advocacy for a robust, affordable, and respectful dental delivery system – to respond to this crisis and to carry us forward toward a future with oral health equity.

Henry Schein Special Markets
The Virtual Dental Home A Guide to Portable & Teledentistry Essentials
Guide to help providers offer successful virtual dental homes and teledentistry.

National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)
Teledentistry Listening Session
Recorded webinar and slides from a listening session on teledentistry to support health centers in maintaining continuity of care in response to COVID-19. (April 1, 2020)

“If not us, who? If not now, when?”
– John F. Kennedy

TELEHEALTH RESOURCES

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Using Telehealth to Care for Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic
Information for providers offering telehealth services.

American Dental Association (ADA)
COVID-19 Coding and Billing Interim Guidance
Guide intended to help dental offices navigate issues related to coding and billing for virtual appointments during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Understanding and Documenting Teledentistry Events
Guide published to educate dentists and others in the dental community on these procedures and their codes.

Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP)
COVID-19 Telehealth Coverage Policies
Summary of what is covered by various public and private payers with the information that has been released. (Updated March 19, 2020)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
ESRD Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit
Document designed to provide information on telehealth and telemedicine policies during the COVID-19 crisis for end-stage renal disease providers.

General Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit
Six-page document designed to provide information on telehealth and telemedicine policies during the COVID-19 crisis.

Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet
Information about policy changes that build on the regulatory flexibilities granted under the President’s emergency declaration.

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF)
Telemedicine – Provider Information
Guidance which allows Colorado health centers to be reimbursed for telehealth services.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Use of Telemedicine While Providing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
One-page guidance on the use of telemedicine while providing MAT.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Chairman Pai Announces Plan for $200 Million COVID-19 Telehealth Program
News release with information on new FCC program to help eligible health care providers purchase telecommunications, broadband, and devices to provide telehealth services to COVID-19 patients.

Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, George Washington University 
Telehealth to Support Primary Care during COVID-19
Recorded webinar that covers how the Project ECHO model is being applied to support primary care providers during the pandemic and reports how primary care practitioners are applying emerging telehealth policies.

Health Information Technology, Evaluation, and Quality Center (HITEQ)
Telehealth Policy During Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic
Telehealth information, including policy and regulatory developments, relevant to coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic as it impacts health centers.

Henry Schein Special Markets
The Virtual Dental Home A Guide to Portable & Teledentistry Essentials
Guide to help providers offer successful virtual dental homes and teledentistry.

Feldsman, Tucker, Leifer, and Fidell (FTLF)
Coronavirus Appropriations Act of 2020
Complimentary recorded webinar that describes the new telehealth flexibilities in the Appropriations Act and PAL 2020-01, discusses the President’s recent national emergency declaration, and explains the broader impact of each on health centers.

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions: Service Delivery
Information on service delivery during COVID-19 including FAQs on telehealth.

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Telehealth Learning & Consultation (TLC) Tuesdays
Weekly online series for providers who are unfamiliar with telehealth. Technology Transfer Center (TTC) Network specialists will devote the first 20 minutes of each hour-long session to a specific topic, then address questions submitted by TTC Tuesday registrants. Recordings of the 20-minute presentations as well as additional resources will be posted on this page as they become available.

National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC)
COVID-19 Telehealth Toolkit
Seven-page toolkit covering telehealth basics and how it can be used during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Telehealth and COVID-19
Recorded webinar on conducting telehealth during the COVID-19 outbreak. (March 19, 2020)

National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH)
Resources for COVID-19
Resources including information on conducting telemedicine visits, telehealth and privacy laws, supplies for health providers, and human resources.

National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)
Teledentistry Listening Session
Recorded webinar and slides from a listening session on teledentistry to support health centers in maintaining continuity of care in response to COVID-19. (April 1, 2020)

Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC)
COVID-19 Epidemic Telehealth Webliography Toolkit
Comprehensive collection of resources related to telehealth and COVID-19 response.

Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it will waive potential penalties for HIPAA violations against healthcare providers that utilize communication platforms, i.e. Skype, for telehealth services during the COVID-19 outbreak. OCR offers further guidance for healthcare providers on responsibly offering telehealth to patients.

South Central Telehealth Resource Center (SCTRC)
Telehealth 101: Intro and Q&A
Fridays at 2:00PM MT call on the basics of telehealth and telemedicine each Friday through May 8.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
FAQs on Telehealth and HIPAA During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency
Frequently asked questions on telehealth and HIPPA during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Secretary Azar Announces Historic Expansion of Telehealth Access to Combat COVID-19
Press release regarding telehealth policies during COVID-19 outbreak.

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”
–Jamie Paolinetti

HEALTH CENTER RESOURCES

OPERATIONAL INFORMATION
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding Medicare provider enrollment relief.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
COVID-19 FAQs for State Medicaid and CHIP agencies.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Stakeholder Calls – Podcast and Transcripts
Recordings and transcripts of CMS-hosted calls aimed at keeping stakeholders updated on their COVID-19 efforts.

Print Resources
Resources including ’15 Ways to Slow the Spread,’ ‘What to do if you are sick,’ and more in 15 languages.

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
COVID-19 Grantee Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to a few of the more common questions HRSA has received from grant recipients concerning important COVID-19 grants policies.

Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Resources for Health Centers
Information on relevant HRSA policies for health centers including guidance for requesting changes in scope or temporary privileging of clinical providers.

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Health Center Boards and the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Discusses how health center boards are exercising their governance duties given COVID-19.

Resource Packet: COVID-19 FQHC Employment Issues/Human Resource Guidance
Packet contains guidance on emerging and immediate human resource/employment questions relevant to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across the country.

Sample Drive-Thru Clinic Resource Packet
Packet which contains procedures developed by or contributed to by health centers that are currently implementing drive-thru COVID-19 screening clinic sites.

Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC)
Memo to CEOs of Pennsylvania Community Health Centers
Guidance on COVID-19 for health centers.

U.S.  Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
COVID-19
Provides information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak including links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
COVID-19 planning guidance based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as considerations for doing so.

 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
PPE Dos and Don’ts
Flyers that outline key points on how to use PPE in non-surgical settings.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
COVID-19 Update: Optimization Strategies for Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Recorded webinar that provides a COVID-19 update and discusses strategies for healthcare facilities to optimize personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies such as eye protection, isolation gowns, facemasks, and N95 respirators.

Guidance for the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare Settings
Slides from a webinar including information on the selection and use of PPE in healthcare settings.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator
Spreadsheet-based model that provides information for healthcare facilities to plan and optimize the use of PPE for response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators: Crisis/Alternate Strategies
Crisis capacity or alternate strategies to accompany and build on conventional and contingency capacity strategies.

Community Health Network (CHN)
Homemade Face Mask Instructions 
Approved instructions for masks with elastic and non-elastic ear loops.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Recommendations for PPE Conservation: Restrict, Reduce, Re-Use
Common approaches that many systems are currently taking in conserving PPE.

RegisteredNursing.org
How to Reuse PPE
Standards for most PPE, broken down into bite-sized pieces, but still based on the CDC and OSHA standards.

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Surgical Mask and Gown Conservation Strategies – Letter to Healthcare Providers
Conservation strategies for use by healthcare organizations and personnel categorized for a range of needs and supply levels and intended to assist healthcare organizations as they determine operating procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Other Possible Sources of Masks and/or Gloves:

  • Construction Companies
  • Hair Dressers/Salons
  • Home Improvement Stores
  • Museum Conservationists
  • Painters
  • Tattoo Parlours
  • Veterinarians

 

FUNDING INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITIES
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Guide
Resources to help guide fundraising, donor communications and more, and what it means to engage with donors during a time in which in-person interaction is likely non-existent.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Stimulus Bill Providing Nonprofit Loans, Grans, and ‘Universal Deduction’ Clears Congress
Article on stimulus bill which makes nonprofits with 500 or fewer employees eligible for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans of up to $10 million and also eligible for expedited loans of up to $1 million.

Community Resource Center (CRC)
COVID-19 Funding Updates
Information on rapid response funding in Colorado and the nation as well as flexible funding and funder operations updates.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Chairman Pai Announces Plan for $200 Million COVID-19 Telehealth Program
News release with information on new FCC program to help eligible health care providers purchase telecommunications, broadband, and devices to provide telehealth services to COVID-19 patients.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Eligible Emergency Protective Measures
Fact sheet on assistance for emergency protective measures including, but not limited to, emergency medical care, medical sheltering, and management of immediate threats to public health and safety. Eligible applicants are states, territories, tribes, local governments, and private nonprofit organizations.

Grant Watch
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Grants
Category of grants enabling nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals to easily locate and access grants and loans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions: Funding and Other Resources
Answers to frequently asked questions on HRSA funding for health centers during COVID-19.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Development
Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19
Information on USDA’s f immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
Information on the SBA offering of low-interest loans to provide capital to small businesses that are suffering from the coronavirus outbreak.

Disaster Assistance
Low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

REGION VIII STATE-SPECIFIC RESOURCES

COLORADO

Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN)
Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources
Page for CHCs to gather and provide up to date information related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC)
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates and Resources
Information from Aurora-based nonprofit.

Chalkbeat
MAP: Here’s Where Children Can Get Meals While Colorado Schools Are Closed Due to Coronavirus
A map of locations across the state where kids can get meals while schools are closed.

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH)
Coalition Updates (Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Service updates, information on how to help, and state and national updates.

Colorado Crisis Services
Home Page
Provides free, confidential, professional 24/7 support for those in crisis.

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF)
Telemedicine – Provider Information
Guidance which allows health centers to be reimbursed for telehealth services.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Information about COVID-19 including testing, prevention and community spread, isolation and quarantine, recommendations for schools, workplaces, and the community, frequently asked questions, and more.

Connect for Health Colorado
COVID-19 Support
Information on the emergency Special Enrollment Period (SEP) opened from Friday, March 20 thru Friday, April 3, 2020 to help as many people as possible protect their health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Help Colorado Now
#DoingMyPartCO – Stopping the Spread of COVID-19 in Colorado
Page with information on how to help those affected by COVID-19 including volunteer and donation opportunities.

Spark the Change Colorado
Kind COnnection Program
Brings individuals within the community together by phone to support one another during these difficult times.

 

MONTANA

Montana Primary Care Association (MPCA)
Emergency Preparedness
Page containing information on Emergency Preparedness generally and on COVID-19 specifically. Scroll down to access COVID-19 resources.

Montana Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
General and testing information for Montanans.

Montana State Government
Governor Bullock Announces Uninsured Montanans to Receive Coverage for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment
Announcement from Governor Bullock regarding free testing for uninsured Montanans.

Novel Coronavirus
Information on Montana’s public health agencies and the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force.

 

NORTH DAKOTA

Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD)
Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources
Information and resources for North and South Dakota health centers including upcoming trainings on the subject.

North Dakota Department of Health
Coronavirus
Information on North Dakota cases, resources for the public, resources for healthcare facilities, and more.

North Dakota State Government
COVID-19 Resources
Information pertaining to both state and federal resources.

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD)
Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources
Information and resources for North and South Dakota health centers including upcoming trainings on the subject.

South Dakota Department of Health
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information
Information on COVID-19 in South Dakota, community impact, news, precautions to avoid illness, what to do if you develop symptoms, and more.

 

UTAH

Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH)
COVID-19 Information and Resources for Utah Community Health Centers
Member-access only resources and information on COVID-19.

Utah Department of Health
Coronavirus Updates
Links to topic resource pages such as education, protecting yourself, healthcare providers, and more.

 

WYOMING

Wyoming Primary Care Association (WYPCA)
Home Page
Information on and for Wyoming health centers.

One22
COVID-19 Financial Relief Awards Frequently Asked Questions
Information on financial relief awards.

Wyoming Department of Health
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
General information as well as information specifically for healthcare providers.

Wyoming State Government
COVID-19 Information
Information on health, education, business services, and state services and resources.

“Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”
– Vincent Van Gogh

OTHER RESOURCES

American Public Health Association (APHA)
COVID-19
Resources for fighting misinformation, advocacy, and public health guidance.

CancerCare
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Resources and support for emotional, practical and financial concerns.

Canva
Coronavirus Print and Social Media Resources to Help Stop the Spread
Templates for posters, social media graphics, and more with information on how to stop the spread of COVID-19. Templates are available for immediate use or for editing with a Canva account (can be created for free).

Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
Immediate and Robust Policy Response Needed in Face of Grave Risks to the Economy
Paper presenting CBPP’s policy recommendations for combatting the economic crisis caused by COVID-19.

Centers for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation
Tools to Help Advocates Reduce Social Isolation During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Information on what advocates can be doing to combat social isolation.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Schools, Workplaces, & Community Locations
Information for families, schools, workplaces, healthcare settings, and more on mitigating the impact of COVID-19.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak: Resources to Help Nonprofits
Online resources collected to save time, help plan swiftly, and keep organizations focused on your most pressing priorities.

Colorado Department of Health & Environment (CDPHE), Office of Health Equity
Anti-Racism Poster
Poster on stopping the spread of racism and racist messages during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Conversations on Health Care
Coronavirus Pandemic and Congressional Action: Representative Rosa DeLauro on Protecting Families and Businesses Through Crisis
Recorded podcast with Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, on the passage of the Families First and the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Act, two bills passed in Congress to address the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Congresswoman DeLauro discusses the need for more resources for testing and for health systems support, the need for paid sick leave and family leave, the rise of telehealth to meet demand and the need for the public to heed the warnings to stay home through the worst of the crisis. (March 16, 2020)

Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
Centering Equity in Times of Crisis & Uncertainty
Article on the intersections of vulnerability and marginalization and how they can be exacerbated if insufficiently addressed.

Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
Epidemic Preparedness for Community Organizations
Walks organizations through a process to learn about potential epidemics, serve their members and serve their communities before, during and after an epidemic.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
Information about FEMA’s response to COVID-19.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Chairman Pai Launches the Keep Americans Connected Pledge
Major internet providers including Comcast and CenturyLink have pledged not to cut service to homes and small businesses that can’t pay their bills because of disruptions related to the coronavirus. They will also make their Wi-Fi hotspots available to anyone who needs them.

FCC Waives Rural Health Care and E-Rate Program Gift Rules to Promote Connectivity for Hospitals and Students During Coronavirus Epidemic
Waiver that will enable Rural Health Care (RHC) and E-Rate Program participants to obtain free broadband connection and devices for telehealth and remote learning during COVID-19 outbreak.

Fenway Health
COVID-19/Coronavirus Information
Information about COVID-19 generally, its impact on Fenway Health’s operations, and a list of resources.

FierceHealthcare
Topic: Coronavirus
News updates related to coronavirus.

Health Information Technology, Evaluation, and Quality Center (HITEQ)
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources
Information on telehealth policy and practice, FTCA coverage, funding, and more.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
COVID-19: Early Learning from One of the Epicenters
Account of a recent IHI Leadership Alliance call regarding lessons learned from one of the U.S. epicenters of the disease.

COVID-19 Guidance and Resources
List of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) guidance and resources intended to be helpful for hospital and health system leaders and health care providers.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
COVID-19 Resources
Resources including state-by-state projections, frequently asked questions, publications, and more.

Kaiser Health News (KHN)
COVID-19: Latest News on the Coronavirus Outbreak
Consistently updated page of news stories about coronavirus.

MedPage Today
Infectious Disease – COVID-19
News updates related to coronavirus.

Medscape
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
News updates related to coronavirus.

Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University 
In the COVID-19 Pandemic, Community Health Centers Are the Front Line for High-Risk, Medically Underserved Communities
Update that underscores the central role of health centers in controlling community spread while ensuring that patients have access to their regular source of health care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Modern Healthcare
Coronavirus
News updates, perspectives, clinical guidelines, and more.

National Council of Nonprofits
Nonprofits and Coronavirus, COVID-19
Information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond.

National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
Coronavirus Resources
List of resources from government agencies, national organizations, and others.

Overview on Using Medicaid to Respond to COVID-19
Blog post on the unique ways that coronavirus is impacting immigrant communities and what lawmakers can do to increase access to health care for immigrants and their families

National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources
List of resources from government agencies, national organizations, and others.

New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth)
COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits and Community-Based Organizations
List of national, state, and local resources that may help organizations and the those they serve. (Some resources are New York specific).

Qualidigm
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
Collection of credible and useful resources from local and national agencies including those focused on information for health care personnel, for the public, coding and billing, mental health, and more.

Susan G. Komen Colorado
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Basic information about coronavirus as well as information specific to those with breast cancer.

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH)
Portal of COVID-19 Resources
List of TFAH resources and documents related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and response. These materials cover what needs to be done to stop the spread of COVID-19 and better equip the nation’s public health system to deal with this and future health emergencies.

The Urban Institute
COVID-19: Policies to Protect People and Communities
List of policies that would help protect the most vulnerable for the economic and health implications of the COVID-19 outbreak.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Information on what the VA is doing, what veterans should do, protective measures, and more.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2
Includes products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19.

 

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