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Last updated: Monday, March 29, 2020
- APHA’s COVID-19 Information Page
- Resources for Sharing with the General Public updated today
- Webinars and Events (Past and Future) updated today
- Global Health Policies and Funding
- Global Health Focused Newsletters
- What You Can Do updated today
- Technology Tools
- Equity and Inclusion updated today
- Medical Journal Resource Centers
- Official Resources
- Dashboards and Data
- Clinical Resources
- Funding Opportunities
APHA’s COVID-19 Information Page
A great, short video of Dr. Benjamin talking about not panicking and the role of public health in a pandemic, and a 10-minute podcast conversation he had with JHU’s Josh Sharfstein on how public health can serve the communities that are at greatest risk for being left behind.
APHA is urging the public health community to share science-based information with the public and speaking out for funding and support to respond to the outbreak. The page includes information on what APHA is doing, links to the latest guidance, and fact sheets on what you need to know about COVID-19 that can be shared with the public.
As of today, APHA is fully committed to holding the 2020 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo in San Francisco, Oct. 24-28, as planned.
A list of APHA’s priorities during pandemic response
APHA’s Get Ready campaign has resources that can be shared widely. Includes fact sheets, videos, FAQs, preparation tips, resources for specific audiences, graphics, and videos.
Resources for Sharing with the General Public
COVID-19 Expert Reality Check
To help improve understanding of an emerging outbreak’s complex dynamics, Global Health Now has reached out to some of the world’s most respected global health experts for their quick “reality checks” on key issues related to the outbreak.
WHO Advice for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Breastfeeding
Question and answer on COVID-19, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
Hesperian Health Guides Fact Sheets in Multiple Languages
Hesperian Health Guides has Fact Sheets in accessible and clear information on Coronavirus (online and as downloadable/ printable PDFs) in: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Urdu, Bangla, Filipino, Vietnamese, Bahasa Indonesia, Farsi, Sindhi, Telugu, and Hindi.
Coronavirus Information in Multiple Languages
Washington State has released fact sheets in multiple languages: Amharic, Arabic, Chinese Simplified and Traditional, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.
AA and NHPI In-Language Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This google spreadsheet is a collection of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) in-language resources on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The resource links have been submitted by national and community-based organizations that work with health & AA and NHPI communities.
CDC COVID-19 Communication Resources
CDC offers free resources including video, fact sheets, and posters. Below are links to current communication tools and resources available for use and distribution.
Webinars and Events (Past and Future)
Global Health Council: COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall
March 31, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT
These virtual town halls will provide a space for community dialogue on our collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members and partners will discuss how we approach global health advocacy at such a critical moment for our issues, and the short- and long-term challenges or opportunities.
Our first discussion will be on how organizations are adjusting their advocacy messages or tactics, in light of current events. We will hear directly from key speakers who will expand on these topics and open up a deeper discussion with participants to ask questions and share solutions on how their organizations are shifting their campaigns and narratives on other global health areas such as maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; NCDs and mental health; or health systems strengthening and innovation. CDC and USAID representatives are also expected to join us in this conversation.
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans: Community Briefing on COVID-19
March 31, 2020 | 12 PM ET
Join us to hear from AAPI national community leaders about resources to combat COVID-19 and anti-Asian rhetoric. Come learn more about how you can get involved so we can all stand together as a more unified AAPI Community.
The Science of Social Distancing: Part 2
April 1, 2020 | 5 pm to 6:30 PM ET
The second COVID-19 Conversations webinar will: discuss benefit-risk analysis of social/physical distancing strategies, including for vulnerable populations; examine strategies for mitigating mental health impacts; and explore what science is available to guide eventual relaxation of measures.
COVID-19: Why Paid Sick Leave Matters to Controlling its Spread
April 1, 2020 | 4:00 EST
The webinar will highlight recommendations made in Trust for America’s Health’s (TFAH) Ready or Not and Promoting Health and Cost Control in States reports on the important role of paid sick leave in combating infectious diseases, as well as other complementary evidence-based policies that can be adopted by federal, state and local governments and by employers. Those participating in the webinar will hear about pending federal legislation, states that have adopted laws regarding paid leave, and businesses that are expanding these benefits. There will also be a focus on the potential short-term uses of the recently approved supplemental budget to assist individuals without paid leave when confined to their homes. Please join this timely webinar hosted by TFAH with a panel discussion and time for audience Q&A. Registration is free and closed captioning is available to all attendees.
COVID-19 Monitoring Systems Webinar
April 1, 2020 | 11 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
BAO Systems will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 1st at 11:00 AM (EDT) (GMT-5) to discuss the growing need for deployment and scaling of COVID-19 monitoring systems.
The webinar will focus on the rapid implementation of digital tools that can facilitate:
Health care worker self-assessment, Case-based surveillance , Contact tracing , High level case reporting, Integrated analytics
Discussion on Challenges and Strategies for M&E in the Time of COVID-19
April 1, 2020 | 9 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
The M&E community is adjusting its practices to support program needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This online discussion will provide an opportunity for practitioners to:
- Discuss M&E challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic with fellow practitioners
- Hear how other organizations are addressing these challenges
- Connect with M&E colleagues to brainstorm strategies for prioritizing and adapting M&E within current activities
COVID-19 and HIV: Webinar series
April 3, 2020 | 9:00 – 10:30 Zurich time, CEST
The IAS is organizing a series of webinars on COVID-19 and HIV to discuss the pandemic and its impact on people living with HIV. The first webinar of this series, COVID-19 and HIV: What you need to know, will take place on 3 April 2020 (9:00 – 10:30 Zurich time, CEST).
GGHA WEBINAR: The 2020 Policy Landscape during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic
April 3, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
The Kyle House Group and the Georgia Global Health Alliance invite you to participate in a webinar on President Trump’s FY 2020 budget request and its implications for global health. We will cover the shifting political landscape and its implications for global health and foreign assistance in a world experiencing a global pandemic, COVID-19.
Global Responses to COVID-19
April 9, 2020 | 12:30 to 2 pm, CST
This National Public Health Week webinar is hosted by the North Dakota State University MPH program students. International students from the NDSU MPH program will be presenting on what their country/region is doing to prevent and control COVID-19, what it says about their healthcare and political system, and how it reflects their distinct culture. Countries represented include Poland, Nepal, and Nigeria.
Meeting ID: 764 276 238
The Science of Social Distancing: Part 1
The first COVID-19 Conversations webinar will review how COVID-19 is transmitted, historical lessons from past pandemics, the state of the science on social distancing, and the targeted and layered nature of how social distancing practices are enacted. This is a free webinar series from the National Academy of Medicine and APHA on the latest science and strategies.
How PEPFAR investments can be re-utilized in the COVID-19 response
Digital Square is hosting a webinar on how PEPFAR investments can be re-utilized in the COVID-19 response. Speakers Carl Leitner (Digital Square at PATH), Annah Ngararu (ICF), Vladimer Shioshvili (ICF), and Emily Nicolson (IntraHealth) will present on a mix of digital tools including DATIM, Patient Level Monitoring, and the Global Open Facility Registry. Please use this link to register for the Zoom session. We encourage you to share this invite with your colleagues and others in the global health community.
Italy and Germany Facing COVID-19
As Europe is now at the centre of the COVID-19 crisis, public health response strategies and hospital infrastructures are being tested, the hardest way. How do we make sure our health systems are not completely overwhelmed? How do we secure a continuity in the provision of services to our citizens while protecting our already burned out workforces? And how can digital solutions help? This webinar compares the situation and approach of two very different health systems in Europe: Italy and Germany.
COVID-19 Virtual Summit
Watch videos from this three-day virtual summit that featured leading experts in health, medicine, technology, society, and impact. It is focused on sharing facts, facilitating discussion, answering questions, and addressing your concerns around COVID-19, as well as the impact of outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics.
How the Global Digital Health Community Can Support COVID Response
On March 12, members from around the world gathered for a rapid response session of the GDHN on COVID-19. The interactive workshop started with an update on COVID-19 and coronavirus infections. Government health experts in LMICs reported on what national health systems are doing to prepare and mitigate COVID-19 impact. Additionally, the meeting revisited lessons learned from the West African Ebola response. The group explored the challenges in responding to coronavirus, and identified use cases where digital development solutions can be utilized in COVID response. The recording is available using this link
List of Canceled Health Conferences
As the novel coronavirus races around the globe, a growing number of conference organizers are cancelling, postponing, or virtualizing their medical meetings, biotech gatherings, and scientific summits.
COVID-19 Global Health Policies and Funding
Global Health Council – U.S. and Global Response to COVID-19
Global Health Council has compiled detailed information about what the US government, other governments and WHO are doing to address the spread of COVID-19.
US State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus
To date, states have taken a number of actions aimed at reducing existing barriers to testing and treatment for those affected. These specific policy actions are compiled below, along with data on current cases and deaths as well as additional state-level data on health coverage and provider capacity within each state, important factors that may play a role in how effectively states respond to this outbreak. These data will be updated regularly and new information will be added in response to the evolving situation.
Donor Funding for the Global Novel COVID-19 Response
While donors have begun providing support to China and other low- and middle-income countries, there is currently no centralized repository for this information. This tracker provides an accounting of publicly available information on donor funding to date. Not included are funding from governments for their own domestic response efforts or commitments focused on economic stimulus or recovery efforts related to the outbreak (such as a $6 billion commitment from the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation or a $50 billion commitment, including $10 billion in zero-interest loans for low-income countries, from the International Monetary Fund).1 It will be updated as needed.
WHO COVID-19 Response
A list of donors contributing to WHO for the COVID-19 response.
Track developments in USAID assistance for COVID-19.
Global Health Focused Newsletters
Kaiser Family Foundation
The Kaiser Family Foundation sends emails to notify subscribers of new research, reports, polls and data available on our website, as well as to invite you to public briefings. They also publish a daily newsletter summarizing global health policy news.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to advancing practical ideas to address the world’s greatest challenges.
Health Security Headlines
A daily digest of news and developments in health security published by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Health Security. Health Security Headlines is a daily update on US and global health security. The editorial team tracks the most important news, events, developments, research, and policy in the areas that comprise health security: biosecurity and biodefense, medicine and public health, science and technology, domestic preparedness and response, government affairs and national security, and 21st century threats.
Global Health NOW – John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Global Health NOW is an essential daily read for anyone interested in US and global public health. Every weekday, we aggregate and summarize the latest global health news—delivering all the day’s critical stories to your inbox.
What You Can Do
APHA Advocacy Letters
- Letter to Vice President Pence and congressional leaders urging additional actions as the U.S. faces a sharp increase in community transmission of COVID-19
- Letter in support of the Paid Sick Days for Public Health Emergencies and Personal and Family Care Act
- Letter in support of the Healthy Families Act, which would create a national paid sick days standard
- Letter to Congressional leaders urging adequate funding for the government’s COVID-19 public health emergency response
- Contact your members of Congress and urge them to prioritize public health infrastructure and paid sick, family and medical leave in any future legislation to address the COVID-19 outbreak.
Global Health Preparedness
Recommendations for investing in preparedness by topping up the CDC, USAID, and Defense and State Department health security accounts, investing more in the World Health Organization, the Africa CDC, and the Global Health Security Agenda.
Preparing for COVID-19 in Low and Middle Income Countries: Leveraging U.S. Global Health Assets
To assess where the U.S. government has existing global health assets that could be mobilized when and if needed, we identified all countries that received U.S. government bilateral global health assistance in FY 2018. We also identified LMICs that the U.S. has designated as high-priority for receiving COVID-19 assistance.
Global Health Security Agenda
The Global Health Security Agenda is an international partnership that works to build capacity to prepare for and respond to infectious disease outbreaks.
COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund is hosted by two foundations, the UN Foundation (registered in the United States) and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation (registered in Switzerland). Donations support WHO’s work to track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests, and treatments.
CDC Foundation Response Fund
Funds raised by the CDC Foundation through our Emergency Response Fund will be used to meet fast-emerging needs identified by CDC to help respond to the public health threat posed by this virus. These include additional support for state and local health departments, support for the global response, logistics, communications, data management, personal protective equipment, critical response supplies and more.
APHA’s Advocacy Webpage
Global Health Advocacy Guide
Produced by the University of California’s Global Health Institute. Guide includes information on how to contact your representatives, meet with congressional representatives, and write an op-ed.
Berkeley Media Studies Group: Advocacy Tools
This document outlines BMSG’s four-stage approach to media advocacy planning, a process we call the Layers of Strategy: http://www.bmsg.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/bmsg_layers_of_strategy.pdf
Use this worksheet to practice developing messages for your target audience: http://www.bmsg.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/bmsg_message_development_worksheet.pdf
GOTMME stands for Goals, Objectives, Target, Message, Messenger, and
Evaluation, a 6-step strategic planning process that guides communication
efforts aimed at achieving policy change: http://www.bmsg.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/bmsg_gotmme_planning_tool.pdf
Global Telehealth Resource Aggregator
A resource directory created for individuals looking to get telemedicine consults, anywhere in the world.
10 Digital Health Technology Solutions for Global COVID-19 Response
A list of digital health solutions that could be used (or are already being used) to contain the coronavirus. The public solutions spreadsheet is for donors, governments, and health workers to identify new technologies for deployment to contain the coronavirus.
WHO Health Alert brings COVID-19 facts to billions via WhatsApp
The service can be accessed through a link that opens a conversation on WhatsApp. Users can simply type “hi” to activate the conversation, prompting a menu of options that can help answer their questions about COVID-19.
Online COVID-19 Assessment Tool
Emory doctors have helped create a new online tool allowing people everywhere to assess how likely it is that they have contracted the novel coronavirus.
Equity and Inclusion
List of Women Experts in Global Health
Women in Global Health and Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security are compiling a list of expert women who are working to strengthen global, regional, national, and local capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks.
International Disability Alliance Key Recommendations toward a Disability-Inclusive COVID19 Response
In the light of the COVID19 pandemic and with the aim to support a disability-inclusive response to the crisis, International Disability Alliance (IDA) has launched this webpage to share the most recent updates and resources as they become available.
Gender and COVID-19 Resources
Content on the gendered impact of COVID-19 from the Interagency Gender Working Group.
COVID-19: A Gender Lens
Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men.
Women represent 70 percent of the health and social sector workforce globally and special attention should be given to how their work environment may expose them to discrimination, as well as thinking about their sexual and reproductive health and psychosocial needs as frontline health workers.
Medical Journal Resource Centers
British Medical Journal
This page collects all BMJ coverage of the coronavirus outbreak from across the BMJ’s journals and learning resources. All articles and resources are freely available.
Here you will find expert, curated information for the research and health community on SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus) and COVID-19 (the disease). All resources are free to access and include guidelines for clinicians and patients.
Journal of the American Medical Association
Browse the JAMA Network COVID-19 collection, including Q&A’s with NIAID’s Anthony Fauci, an interactive map of the outbreak courtesy of The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, and past publications on vaccine development, infection control, and public health preparedness.
To assist health workers and researchers working under challenging conditions to bring this outbreak to a close, The Lancet has created a Coronavirus Resource Centre. This resource brings together new 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) content from across The Lancet journals as it is published. All COVID-19 content is free to access.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Review
Novel Coronavirus Reports
To support urgent research to combat the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the editorial teams at Nature Research have curated a collection of relevant articles. Their collection includes research into the basic biology of coronavirus infection, its detection, treatment and evolution, research into the epidemiology of emerging viral diseases, and coverage of current events. The articles will remain free to access for as long as the outbreak remains a public health emergency of international concern.
New England Journal of Medicine
A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.
Official Resources on COVID-19
- CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- WHO https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- WHO Daily Situation Updates https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports
- NIH https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
- HHS https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/coronavirus/index.html
- FDA https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-issues/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
- OSHA https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/
- State Department Travel https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html
- CDC Travel https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
- European Centers for Disease Control https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/novel-coronavirus-china
- Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://africacdc.org/
- China Center for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.chinacdc.cn/en/COVID19/
Dashboards and Data
WHO Situation Dashboard
John Hopkins Bloomberg Dashboard
University of Washington Virology COVID-19 Dashboard
US COVID-19 Projections
Estimation of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Prevalence in Santa Clara County
Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment
The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine has treated 104 patients with confirmed COVID-19 in the past 50 days, and their experts wrote real treatment experience night and day, and published this Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment yesterday, expecting to share their invaluable practical advice and references with medical staff around the world. You can read the handbook in English online or download it for free.
Grant Opportunities to tackle the Coronavirus Outbreak
A list of recently opened funding opportunities for you to fight the coronavirus outbreak that hit nations globally.