Health Equity and COVID-19 Resources

Marginalized and minoritized patients suffer disproportionally during the COVID-19 crisis due to the inequities in society perpetuated by systematic practices. The pandemic response of all organizations must be equipped with the consciousness, tools, and resources to confront inequities. Follow the links below for COVID-19 resources addressing:

For more information, visit CHAMPS’ Health Equity Resources.

HEALTH EQUITY

AIDS Education & Training Center Program (AETC)
HIV & SARS-CoV-2 Webinar Series
This 7-session webinar series is designed to enhance the readiness of healthcare providers caring for people with HIV and COVID-19. The topics of this series were identified as those in most need of being addressed nationally.

American Medical Association (AMA)
COVID-19 Health Equity Resources
Resources from across the web to examine the structural issues that contribute to and could exacerbate already existing inequities.

American Psychological Association (APA)
Combating Bias and Stigma Related to Covid-19
Guidance to stop the xenophobia that’s spreading along with the coronavirus.

Big Cities Health Coalition
Equity Lens Tool
Tool for health officials and their staffs to use in the context of COVID-related decision making.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
COVID-19: Health Equity Considerations and Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups
Information and resources on health equity considerations during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Response: Promising Practices in Health Equity
Recorded webinar highlighting cross-cutting practices to demonstrate that health impact is enhanced through a multi-sectoral approach and could be locally adapted and operationalized quickly in other jurisdictions in response to COVID-19. (June 2, 2020)

COVID-19 Response: Promising Practices in Health Equity II
Recorded webinar in which presenters discuss actions taken to mitigate the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities. (July 29, 2020)

Disparities in Excess Mortality Associated with COVID-19 — United States, 2020
Excess mortality incidence rates were higher for persons aged ≥65 years, with notable racial/ethnic disparities across all age groups.

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.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Find Help with Rent and Utilities
The CDC eviction moratorium ended on August 26, 2021, but this resource allows patients to find organizations that can help with rent and utility payments.

Families USA
Addressing Health Inequities in the Era of COVID-19
Infographic designed to supplement “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Federal and State Policy Recommendations to Address Health Inequities in the Era of COVID-19.”

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Federal and State Policy Recommendations to Address Health Inequities in the Era of COVID-19
Comprehensive report describing the link between social injustice and COVID-19, providing an action guide for health equity advocates, identifying short-term policy options that respond to the current pandemic, and longer-term policy recommendations for once the public health emergency has passed.

Georgia Health Policy Center
GHPC’s COVID Collection
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy supported-Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) provides reports, guidance, and innovative strategies gleaned from their technical assistance and peer learning sessions with FORHP grantees.

Healthcare News
Racism and Health Equity in the Time of COVID-19
Article written by John Baackes, CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan pointing out that there is a spotlight on the truth that many are only now realizing – racism is a public health crisis.

Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC)
Know Your Rights During the COVID-19 Crisis
Videos in English and Spanish that cover a wide range of topics from immigration to unemployment and what you need to know right now.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)
Conversations on COVID-19: Impacts on Communities of Color
Conversations with experts on a variety of topics related to minority health and COVID-19, as well as information and resources from the National Academies on issues related to health equity.

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.

National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)
States Engage Community Health Workers to Combat COVID-19 and Health Inequities
Examples of how states are deploying a culturally competent community health workforce to combat a pandemic and centuries of inequality.

National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
Health Equity Blog Series
Blog series that focuses on the deep inequities, rooted in a history of exploitation and maltreatment of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, that are making the COVID-19 crisis worse.

National Institutes of Health
The Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities
Focuses on addressing misinformation around COVID-19, engaging trusted partners and messengers in the delivery of accurate information, and educating communities on the importance of inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19, and most importantly, health disparities.

New York Times
The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus
Resources including the opportunity to report discrimination, view FAQs, review policy briefs, explore an equity guide, and more.

RISE
Social Determinants of Health in the News
RISE looks at recent headlines concerning social determinants of health (SDOH), including the impact of COVID-19 on Latino, Black, and Native American communities.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in Responding to, Reopening, and Recovering from COVID-19
Health equity principles for state and local leaders to consider when designing and implementing their responses to COVID-19.

Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Strategies to Provide Equitable Care During COVID-19
One page document for providers with strategies to provide equitable care.

Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE), HHS, ASPR
Topic Collection: COVID-19 Health Equity
A set of resources on the topic of Health Equity and Health Disparities associated with the COVID-19 emergency.

Tepeyac Community Health Center
Achieving Health Care Equity  – Panel and Q&A Event
The Rueckert-Hartman College for Professions (RHCHP) at Regis University and Tepeyac Community Health Center (formerly Clínica Tepeyac) hosted this conversation focused on achieving health care equity on April 7, 2021. Viewers will gain insights into how higher education, health care organizations, nonprofits and the community can come together to build an inclusive culture of health.

United States Census Bureau
COVID-19 Demographic and Economic Resources
The U.S Census Bureau’s publicly available data sets and tools, can assist federal agencies and other entities in the equitable distribution of resources, and identifying underserved communities.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
COVID-19 Care for Uninsured Individuals
This page helps uninsured individuals find no-cost COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccines.

U.S. News and World Report
Pandemic Threatens to Deepen Disparities in Dental Health
Article on the dental health disparities that COVID-19 deepens.

 

SPECIFIC POPULATIONS RESOURCES

Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Civil Rights Protections Prohibiting Race, Color, and National Origin Discrimination During COVID-19
Guidance on civil rights protections for various populations in the time of COVID-19.

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CHILDREN

Boston Children’s Hospital
Answers-A Destination for Kids’ Health
A resource focusing on children’s health.

Child Trends 
Ways to Promote Children’s Resilience to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Resource that explores protective factors that can contribute to children’s adaptability in the face of adversity.

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
Resource for parents about teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection to help reduce anxiety.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Safer Travel Tips for Families with Unvaccinated Children.
CDC recommends delaying travel until you are able to get fully vaccinated. If you are traveling with children who cannot get vaccinated at this time, follow recommendations for people who are not fully vaccinated and choose the safer travel options.

Children’s Hospital Colorado
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources from Children’s Hospital Colorado
The latest on COVID-19 for parents and families

Lifeology
For Kids – How to Keep COVID Away!
Visual story created for kids to better understand the 2019 novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes.

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network
Responding to COVID-19: School Mental Health
Collection of back-to-school mental health programming that offers numerous related virtual learning opportunities.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Supporting Children During Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Fact sheet that describes how to start a conversation with children about COVID-19, correct inaccurate information, encourage children to ask questions and how to answer them, help children self-regulate, and outlines common reactions, how to stay connected, practice self-care, and what to do if you need extra help.

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

Seven Strategies for Conducting Services Virtually
Article and infographic highlighting how health and social service providers can help ensure children and families receive the support they need during and after this pandemic.

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.

School Based Health Alliance
Connections During COVID-19
Free archived mental wellness webinars for families and educators.

 

ELDERLY PEOPLE

Age-Friendly Health Systems
Age-Friendly Health Systems Design to Address COVID-19
Guidance to limit the exposure of older adults to COVID-19.

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.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
How to Limit the Exposure of Older Adults to COVID-19 and Provide Age-Friendly Care
Guidance to help limit the exposure of older adults to COVID-19 throughout the continuum of care.

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.

National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
COVID-19 Crisis: Unspoken Impacts on Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities
Blog on the need for more protections for individuals with disabilities and older adults.

Public Health Degrees
Teaching Technology to Older Adults During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Resource that families and friends can use to help the older adults in their lives use technology to pay bills, get groceries and prescriptions, and see doctors and mental health professionals.

Weitzman Institute
Treating Elderly Patients in the COVID-19 Era: Innovations from West PACE
Slides
Recorded ECHO session and accompanying slide deck on innovations in the treatment of elderly patients during and considering COVID-19. (May 27, 2020)

 

IMMIGRANTS

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Practice Alert: COVID-19 and the Public Charge Rule
Resources for and answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on public charge inadmissibility determinations.

Immigrant History Initiative
Empathy During COVID-19, Addressing Anti-Asian Racism Through Restorative Dialogue
This free resource utilizes restorative justice dialogue circles to reflect on and discuss the causes of anti-Asian racism and to foster empathy among students and other community members during difficult times.

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

Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC)
Know Your Rights During the COVID-19 Crisis
Videos in English and Spanish that cover a wide range of topics from immigration to unemployment and what you need to know right now.

National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
COVID-19: Exacerbating Old Barriers for Immigrants
Article on the disparate toll COVID-19 is taking on immigrants.

Excluding Immigrants from COVID-19 Relief: What’s Old is New Again
Article on how already marginalized immigrants continue to be excluded from federal relief efforts and are subject to mounting fear and chilling effects of immigration enforcement efforts.

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.

National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
Shared Crisis, Shared Solutions: State and Local Advocacy for an Immigrant-Inclusive Response to the COVID-19 Crisis
Report that explores immigrant-inclusive economic justice policy opportunities for state and local advocates to pursue in their communities.

Understanding the Impact of Key Provisions of COVID-19 Relief Bills on Immigrant Communities
Policy brief that provides information on the COVID-19 relief package’s impact on low-income immigrants and suggestions for urgently needed improvements in any future relief bills, with a focus on health, public benefits, economic support, and employment protections.

Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF)
Education Toolkit: Public Charge & COVID-19
Education packet that includes template versions of PIF material that can be adapted to organizations’ audiences and branded with organizations’ logo. The partner resources featured are examples of education material that address both public charge and COVID-19.

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

Immigrant Eligibility for Public Programs During COVID-19
Table that provides a general overview of some of the federal public programs available to support individuals and families during the COVID-19 crisis under existing law, as well as recently passed legislation.

Public Benefits Awareness Toolkit
Shareables for social media explaining that most people can still use public programs like SNAP, Medicaid, and housing assistance without jeopardizing their immigration status. This resource has been updated with new posts on COVID-related programs including P-EBT, stimulus payments, and COVID testing/ treatment.

The Urban Institute
Immigrant-Serving Organizations’ Perspectives on the COVID-19 Crisis
Article summary of project findings that provides key perspectives from the immigrant-serving field during the COVID-19 crisis.

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.”

 

INCARCERATED, JUSTICE-INVOLVED, AND RE-ENTRY POPULATIONS

American Bar Association (ABA), Civil Rights and Social Justice (CRSJ)
COVID-19 and the Compassionate Release of the Elderly, Infirm, or High Risk
Recorded webinar that discusses litigation and administrative efforts to secure the compassionate release of elderly and infirm prisoners in response to COVID-19. (April 3, 2020)

Expanding Pretrial Release in the Age of COVID-19
Recorded webinar that explores several efforts to seek expanded release for those detained pretrial in response to COVID-19. (April 1, 2020)

Reentry Planning for COVID-19 Releases
Recorded webinar that addresses how to make sure that those released are prepared and will have access to means to meet their basic needs during the COVID-19 crisis. (April 7, 2020)

 

LATINX COMMUNITIES

League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Coronavirus Resources
Page offers information on opportunities to stay connected, volunteer activities, updates on community events, and information on where to turn if in need of assistance.

National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
The Effects of COVID-19 on America’s Hispanic and Latinx Communities
Article on how anti-Latinx prejudice and decades of institutional racism have exacerbated the effects of deeply-entrenched inequality in the face of COVID-19.

National Hispanic Medical Association
COVID-19 Virtual Briefing Series
Several recorded briefings addressed lessons learned by physicians and healthcare providers from the COVID-19 pandemic on managing chronic care patients, mental health, the future of healthcare delivery, and elderly issues and terminal illness planning.  You can sign -up for live future briefings.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH Spanish Health Information Portal-COVID-19 Page
COVID-19 resources to help the Spanish-speaking public find NIH resources on tests, treatments, vaccines, and clinical trials all in one place.

Unidos US
Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic
Key information about the work of UnidosUS in standing up for the most vulnerable in our communities and a video series that addresses what the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARE) Act includes and what it means for the Latino community.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Juntos Si Podemos
HHS has launched a Spanish-language website to better serve the Spanish-speaking population in the United States. The website offers a full navigation experience in Spanish and has all the resources partner organizations need to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines among Spanish speakers.

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, + (LGBTQ+) PEOPLE

For more information, visit CHAMPS’ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resources.

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.

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
COVID-19 Resources
Scroll down for a list of health resources for LGBTQ+ people including those pertaining to health care rights, the impact of COVID-19 on this community, and guiding principles for gender-affirming care during COVID-19.

Human Rights Campaign
The LGBTQ Community and COVID-19
Information on the unique challenges the LGBTQ community in the U.S. and around the globe face in this pandemic.

Ithaca College
LGBTQ+ People and COVID-19
Information on the magnified impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ+ people as a result of existing health disparities.

 

MIGRANT AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKERS/FARMWORKERS (MSAWs/MSFWs)

For more information, visit CHAMPS’ Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFW) and their Families Resources.

AgriSafe Learning Lab
COVID-19 Response
On-demand webinars, resources related to COVID-19 response, and more.

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP)
A Passion to Serve Podcast
Recordings of Facebook Live events – recent episodes focus on the impact of the coronavirus on farmworker families and the agricultural industry.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Agricultural Employer Checklist for Creating a COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plan
Checklist for agricultural employers to create a COVID-19 assessment and control plan for applying specific preparation, prevention, and management measures.

Interim Guidance for Agricultural Workers and Employers
Guidance on consistent application of specific preparation, prevention, and management measures intended to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 for agricultural workers and employers.

Farmworker Justice
COVID-19
Compilation of resources including general, for workers, farmworker-serving organizations, and more.

The State of Farmworkers COVID-19 – Facebook Interview Series
Recordings of Farmworker Justice’s four-week Facebook Interview series addressing the State of Farmworkers in the COVID-19 Era.

Health Outreach Partners
Los que me importan (The Ones I Love)
Through a partnership with National Center for Farmworker Health, Health Outreach Partners, and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), this video was created as a health education resource to encourage COVID-19 vaccine confidence among H2A workers.

Migrant Clinician’s 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.

Farmworkers and COVID-19: FAQ
Information on various topics such as concerns around farmworker health and COVID-19, clinical questions, and outreach services.

National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. (NCFH)
COVID-19 in Rural America: Impact on Farms & Agricultural Workers
Fact sheet on the effects of COVID-19 in rural areas and on agricultural workers. This fact sheet will be updated every week.

Resources on Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
List of resources for healthcare providers as well as Migrant Workers and their families.

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.

Southwest Ag Center, University of Texas
COVID-19 Resources for Agricultural Workers
List of resources for agricultural workers related to COVID-19.

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.

 

NATIVE AMERICANS/AMERICAN INDIANS/TRIBAL POPULATIONS

Administration for Children and Families (ACF), HHS
Native American COVID-19 Resources
Information on ACF programs and others in response to COVID-19.

American Bar Association (ABA), Civil Rights and Social Justice (CRSJ)
Issues Affecting Native American Communities During the COVID-19 Crisis
Recorded webinar that discusses how Native Americans are being impacted through this crisis both from a health perspective and an economic perspective. (April 8, 2020)

Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)
Coronavirus Information and Important Links
Important links for American Indian physicians during COVID-19.

Center for American Indian Health
COVID-19 Materials Developed for Tribal Use
Resources for providers, caregivers, and the general public and including tribe specific, customized, social media, and educational materials.

Conversations on Health Care
COVID-19 and American Indians: Dr. Donald Warne on the Devastating Toll of the Pandemic on Native American Populations
Podcast in which hosts speak with Dr. Donald Warne, a renowned expert on American Indian health policies, who talks about the devastating toll COVID-19 is exacting on the nation’s most vulnerable communities, particularly American Indians.

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, (MMWR)
COVID – 19 Among American Indian and Alaskan Native Persons – 23 States, January 31 – July 3, 2020
Report indicates that in states with adequate race/ethnicity data, the cumulative incidence of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 among AI/AN persons was 3.5 times that among non-Hispanic white persons.

Indian Health Service (IHS), HHS
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information specific to the federal response in Indian Country.

The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (CAIH)
COVID-19 Materials for Tribal Use
Materials include culturally relevant resources for healthcare providers and the general public.

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
COVID-19: Resources for Indian Country
Legislative and administrative updates as well as resources for American Indian communities.

National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH)
Coronavirus Resource Center
Press releases and policy updates, news, events, fact sheets, resources, and more.

National Indian Health Board (NIHB)
COVID-19 Tribal Resource Center
Updates and communication, community health tools, advocacy tools, upcoming webinars and trainings, tribal response plans, and more.

NDN Collective
The NDN COVID-19 Response Project
Project designed to provide immediate relief to some of the most underserved communities in the country.

Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI)
COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)
Updates and resources for tribes and urban Indian organizations and communities about the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.

 

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.

Resources in American Sign Language
ASL video series on COVID-19.

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.

MHP Salud
How to Properly Use a Face Covering
Infographic, available in English and Spanish, that provides advice on how to properly use, wash, sanitize, and dispose of a face covering so that it is effective at protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.

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.

 

PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

For more information, visit CHAMPS’ Homeless and Public Housing Resources.

American Bar Association (ABA), Civil Rights and Social Justice (CRSJ)
Coronavirus: Homeless Community Adverse Impact from Eviction & Lack of Safe Housing
Recorded webinar that discusses the long-term effects of temporarily halting evictions without considering future protections. (April 9, 2020)

Annals of Family Medicine
Epidemiology of COVID-19 Among People Experiencing Homelessness: Early Evidence from Boston
Preprint (not peer-reviewed) article on the trajectory and burden of COVID-19 cases among homeless adults and how cities should prepare urgently for the possibility of a COVID-19 surge in this population.

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.

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.

Ensuring Access to Care Through State Medicaid Telehealth Policies Issue Brief; November 2020
This issue brief describes the temporary telehealth policies that have been especially successful for HCH health centers, and provides recommended actions for implementing long-term solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on COVID-19 Federal Funds and Policies
Answers to FAQs for homeless health care providers on new federal funds and policies.

Supporting Peer Work During a Pandemic
This webinar occurred in April 2021 and featured peer staff and individuals who supervise peers to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on peer support work and behavioral health.

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.

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. The 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.

 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND NEURODIVERSE PEOPLE

Access Living
COVID-19 Resources for the Disability Community
List of curated resources to support the disability community.

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

American Bar Association (ABA), Civil Rights and Social Justice (CRSJ)
Public Health Measures In Response to COVID-19
Recorded webinar that identifies new and proposed laws that facilitate social distancing, comparing them with laws that may hinder containment of the pandemic. (April 10, 2020)

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
COVID-19 Public Health Webinar Series
Four-part webinar series reviewing what is currently known on disability inclusion as it relates to the emerging issue of COVID-19. Each session is 75 minutes and the recordings are posted on this page.

Autism Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN)
Fighting Discrimination in COVID-19 Treatment
Information on official HHS guidance affirming that states cannot discriminate against people with disabilities when distributing care, a guide on how states, hospitals, and other health care providers should follow the guidance, and resources for advocates on how to ensure states’ plans do not promote ableism in treatment guidelines.

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

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC)
COVID-19: Resources, Links, and Information for People with and without Disabilities
Provides quick links and references to answer questions and calm concerns.

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.

National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
COVID-19 Crisis: Unspoken Impacts on Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities
Blog on the need for more protections for individuals with disabilities and older adults.

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.

World Economic Forum
COVID-19’s Isolated World is the Norm For People with Disabilities
Article discusses the nature of isolation within the disability community.

 

PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDS

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

AIDS Education & Training Center Program (AETC)
HIV & SARS-CoV-2 Webinar Series
This 7-session webinar series is designed to enhance the readiness of healthcare providers caring for people with HIV and COVID-19. The topics of this series were identified as those in most need of being addressed nationally.

The Body
What You Need to Know About the New Coronavirus and HIV
Guidance and additional research on the most important issues regarding the coronavirus among people living with HIV.

Lo Que Necesite Saber Sobre el Nuevo Coronavirus y VIH
Orientación e investigación adicional sobre los temas más importanes con respect al coronavirus entre las persons que viven con el VIH.

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.

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.

Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)
ATTC Network COVID-19 Response Resources
Includes Links to numerous resources regarding Substance Use Disorders during COVID-19 including trainings, webinars, and telehealth guidance.

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.

Annals of Internal Medicine
Collision of the COVID-19 and Addiction Epidemics
Article outlining the precarious intersection of the COVID-19 national health emergency and the concurrent epidemic of drug overdose deaths.

Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP)
Guidance for People Who Use Substances on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
Guidance from a harm reduction perspective for people who use substances on staying safe during COVID-19 and preparing for impacts of the crisis.

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.

Millenial Health
Signals Report – COVID-19 Special Edition: Significant Changes in Drug Use During the Pandemic
Analysis of over 500,000 definitive urine drug test (UDT) results for non-prescribed fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine in the periods before and after COVID-19 was declared a national emergency.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services: Integrating Responses to a Dual Epidemic
Consensus study report describing the gap between substance use disorder care and that of other care and recommendations for closing said gap.

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
Health Department Responses to COVID-19: Supporting SSPs and Harm Reduction Programs
Recorded webinar on Syringe Service Programs (SSPs) and the COVID-19 response. (March 20, 2020)

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing
COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Harm Reduction Services: An Environmental Scan
This report released on April 21, 2021 is comprised of a literature review and 21 key informant interviews with staff from harm reduction organizations across the U.S. The goal of the report is to better understand the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on harm reduction.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
Reducing Harm for People Using Drugs & Alcohol During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Guide for Alternate Care Sites Programs
Issue brief intended to provide local government officials and ACS program managers with a framework for serving individuals with SUD in isolation and quarantine, and reducing possible harmful consequences.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Alcohol Treatment and Physical Distancing
Information on professionally led treatment and mutual-support group options for those in need of alcohol treatment while practicing physical distancing.

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.

COVID-19 and Addiction: Resources for Clinicians
Resource Library including materials focused on the intersection of COVID-19 and addiction such as practice considerations for telehealth and SUD, recovery resources, treatment and practice guidance, and general information around COVID-19 and clinical practice.

Virtual Support Groups
List of online self-help 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.

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

 

PREGNANT PEOPLE

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
COVID-19 FAQs for Obstetrician-Gynecologists, Obstetrics
FAQs based on expert opinion and are intended to supplement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Practice Advisory with information on how to optimize obstetric care in the context of COVID-19.

Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Information on travel, testing, pregnant women, community mitigation efforts, infection prevention and control in inpatient obstetric care settings, breastfeeding, precautions for healthcare personnel, and more.

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.

Breastfeeding Medicine
Maternal and Infant Outcomes Associated with Maternity Practices Related to COVID-19: The COVID Mothers Study
Article published in early 2021 about a cohort study of 357 mothers and their infants <12 months who had confirmed or suspected COVID-19 to see if maternity care practices such as skin-to-skin care, rooming-in, and direct breastfeeding increase the risk of clinically significant COVID-19 in newborns, and if disruption of these practices adversely affects breastfeeding.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
If You Are Pregnant, Breastfeeding, or Caring for Young Children
Guidance for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or caring for young children on how to protect themselves and children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
Navigating COVID-19 Resources for Pregnant and Postpartum Families
Resource meant to provide guidance for families on how to plan for pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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.

 

RACIAL AND ETHNIC MINORITIES

Black Coalition Against COVID-19
BCAC 19
Website includes videos, webinars and other resources for COVID-19 and encouraging vaccination in the black community.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
COVID-19 in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups
Information on COVID-19’s effects on the health of racial and ethnic minority groups.

Color of Change
Telling the Right Story on Race During COVID-19
Guide for effectively advancing racial justice by communicating about the realities, causes, and solutions related to current attacks on the health, economy, democracy, and future of Black lives and communities.

Mental Health America (MHA)
BIPOC Communities and COVID-19
Information and resources on how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted communities of color in America.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Resources including the opportunity to report discrimination, view FAQs, review policy briefs, explore an equity guide, and more.

New York Times
Questions of Bias in COVID-19 Treatment Add to the Mourning for Black Families
Article discusses whether racial bias may have played a role in some COVID-19 – related deaths.

Salud! America
Juntos, We Can Stop COVID-19
Salud! America at University of Texas Health San Antonio has released this digital toolkit to help Latino families take action to slow the spread. Resources include infographics, fact sheets, and videos.

Skoll Foundation
The Color of COVID
A Video Poem released in February 2021 by Darius Simpson about Race and Health Equity.

 

RURAL COMMUNITIES

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Rural Crosswalk for COVID Waivers and Flexibilities
A summary of current COVID-19-related waivers and flexibilities and their significance that affect Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Critical Access Hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and rural hospitals generally. (August 2020)

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.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information
Online resources and funding sources to help organizations that serve rural communities be proactive in their emergency preparedness planning and to coordinate with partners at the state and local level in emergency response.

McKinsey & Company
COVID-19 and Rural Communities: Protecting Rural Lives and Health
This article discusses the report published in March 2021 emphasizes that near-term actions can help rural communities as they manage the pandemic on three fronts: treating serious COVID-19 cases, curbing further spread of the virus, and addressing mental health and social needs.

National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)
Identifying Vulnerable Rural Populations During COVID-19: the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index
Issue brief explaining social vulnerability, and how measuring it can be useful in planning efforts to prevent and respond to COVID-19 infections in local communities.

SORH COVID-19 Response
Reports from weekly listening sessions that document identified rural challenges and concerns, innovative rural strategies, opportunities for collaboration, needed rural resources, and areas of concern or suggestions for SORH-managed federal programs.

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

Customizable Communications toolkit
The Toolkit supports rural health care organizations with developing internal and external communication materials. Organizations will have easy access to a catalog of customizable communication templates.

Rural Vaccine Confidence Initiative
A vital education toolkit that helps rural leaders build vaccine confidence at the local level.

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.

National Rural Health Resource Center (NRHRC)
COVID-19
Collection that features information from trusted and reliable resources in order to assist in navigating the abundance of circulating information relating to COVID-19.

Telehealth Resources for Rural Communities
Telehealth is critical in rural and other remote areas without the full range of health care services and providers. This collection of key resources is curated specifically for rural health providers and is updated regularly.

RCHN Community Health Foundation
Community Health Centers’ Accomplishments and Challenges, One Year in to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
This article from April 2021 discussed a new analysis that reports on the experience of the nation’s community health centers over the past year, and highlights health centers’ accomplishments in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the challenges that they face as the pandemic continues and the nation seeks to recover.

RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
COVID-19 County Reports – History
The Rural Policy Research Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis provides up-to-date data on rural and urban confirmed cases throughout the United States.

Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)
Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness
This site aims to provide the most up-to-date and critical resources for rural healthcare systems preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 surge.

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

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide
Resources to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities.

The Washington Post
Coronavirus is Shifting from Urban Areas to Rural Ones
Article on the growing number and rate of COVID-19 infection in rural communities.

 

VETERANS

For more information, visit CHAMPS’ Veterans Resources.

PsychHub
COVID-19: Veterans
Resources for veterans including videos, downloadable pdfs, and more.

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. 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.

 

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 Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking: How Health Centers Can Respond During COVID-19
Blog post that highlights resources for health centers to use in addressing intimate partner violence and human trafficking in the context of COVID-19.

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.

United Nations Women
COVID-19 and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
Brief that highlights emerging evidence of the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on violence against women and girls. It makes recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society.