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Last updated: Monday, June 29, 2020
- APHA’s COVID-19 Information Page
- Resources for Sharing with the General Public
- Global Health Policies and Funding
- Global Health Focused Newsletters and COVID-19 Resource Lists
- What You Can Do
- Technology Tools
- Equity and Inclusion
- Medical Journal Resource Centers
- Official Resources
- Dashboards and Data
- Resources for Health Care Providers, Community Health Workers, and Researchers
- Funding Opportunities
- Maternal and Child Health
APHA’s COVID-19 Information Resources
On June 24, U.S. News & World Report led a discussion about public health policy in the time of the coronavirus pandemic and intensifying awareness of racism as an urgent public health issue.
Hear insights from Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association; Leana Wen, an emergency physician and visiting professor of health policy and management at George Washington University’s Milken School of Public Health, who previously served as health commissioner for the city of Baltimore; and Anand Parekh, chief medical advisor for the Bipartisan Policy Center, who previously served as deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and worked on a range of public health and policy issues, including emergency preparedness for pandemic influenza.
As the country reopens, how are officials balancing health priorities with policy and economic concerns? What lessons can be learned from responses at the local, state and national levels that might mitigate harm in the future? How can we address systemic racism and the serious health inequities that result?
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.
In light of the current public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the APHA 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo, scheduled for Oct. 24-28 in San Francisco, will be an all-virtual event. Registration will open on July 7.
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.
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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.
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.
COVID-19 Fact Sheets from the COVID-19 Health Literacy Project
All of our materials are reviewed and vetted by physicians and medical school faculty members at the Harvard hospitals. These materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing. These materials are freely available for download and distribution without copyright restrictions.
We currently support 35 languages.
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.
STOP COVID-19 Infographics by the Slum and Rural Health Initiative
With our over 60 infographics designs we can empower so many communities in Africa and beyond & give them hope that we will beat the novel coronavirus.
Jive Media Africa – COVID-19 Posters
In response to the global pandemic, research communication specialists Jive Media Africa have produced a series of posters to grab attention and engage a broad range of public audiences. Download, print or share them now. Available in: Afrikaans, French, IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, Luo, Setwana, Sesotho, Sepedi, SiSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Yoruba.
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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.
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Global Health Focused Newsletters and COVID-19 Resource Lists
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.
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Friday Letter
The Friday Letter is the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health’s complimentary, weekly e-newsletter. We feature the latest research, opportunities, and groundbreaking developments from CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health.
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.
Public Health Awakened and The Spirit of 1848 COVID-19 Resource List
A crowdsourced database to inform a public health response to COVID-19 that centers equity, racial justice, collective care, and community and power building.
Resources to support COVID-19 responses in LMICs
Recognizing that guidance has been shared by various agencies but may not be easily accessible to policymakers, practitioners, and other health stakeholders, PATH has compiled this resource page of guidance and model language from across many sources to inform low- and middle- income country responses to COVID-19.
COVID Intervention Tracker
A global team of volunteers, coordinated by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Boston University School of Public Health, are curating this high-resolution living global data of public health policy interventions to serve as a global resource for researchers and decision makers alike.
COVID-19 R&D Tracker
The Global Health Technologies Coalition is tracking research and development (R&D) efforts to combat SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). SARS-CoV-2 emerged in late 2019 in the Hubei province of China. Since then, it has caused a global pandemic.
Brookings Institute COVID-19 Articles
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What You Can Do
Volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corps
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network comprises approximately 180,000 volunteers in roughly 860 community-based units located throughout the United States and its territories.
MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency. They prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks.
APHA Advocacy Letters
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.
Advocating for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in COVID-19 Response
COVID-19 threatens to disrupt the delivery of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in humanitarian and fragile settings. The Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crisis urges governments, humanitarian actors, and the private sector to work together to incorporate women’s and girls’ access to essential and rights-fulfilling SRH services during the COVID-19 public health response. We have provided a suite of advocacy tools
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
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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.
WHO Academy: COVID-19 App
This is the official World Health Organization mobile learning app for health workers seeking COVID-19 information. Brought to you by the WHO Academy, it focuses on providing them with critical, evidence-based information and tools to improve their skills and capabilities related to the pandemic.
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.
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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.
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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.
LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 3368 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved 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.
AMSUS and Military Medicine COVID-19 Journal Articles
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AMSUS—The Society of Federal Health Professionals and its international journal, Military Medicine, has created a complimentary collection of relevant publications previously published in the journal between July 1940 and February 2020. These selected articles examine various aspects of infectious diseases, epidemics, and pandemics as analyzed through the lens of military medical experts.
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Official Resources on COVID-19
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Dashboards and Data
WHO Situation Dashboard
CDC COVID Data Tracker
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
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Resources for Health Care Providers, Community Health Workers, and Researchers
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.
Global Coronavirus COVID-19 Clinical Trial Tracker
University of California, San Francisco – COVID-19 Updates
Link to lectures hosted by the UCSF School of Medicine on COVID-19.
Clinical Management Through COVID-19 Webinar Series Recordings
In this special continuing education video series, designed especially for physicians, nurses and other health care providers, Harvard-affiliated moderators interview experts to discuss the symptoms, risks and precautions regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Information on COVID-19 is evolving daily. The views and perspectives shared in these webinars are given based on the information available at the time of the recording.
Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on the Treatment and Management of Patients with COVID-19
There are many pharmacologic therapies that are being used or considered for treatment of COVID-19. There is a need for frequently updated practice guidelines on their use, based on critical evaluation of rapidly emerging literature.
COVID-19 Protocols – Brigham and Women’s Hospital
The scale and speed of the COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented scenario in the era of modern medicine. Our knowledge, the available data, and current resources are changing constantly. We are making our guidelines and protocols public in order to share the best of our current understanding with everyone who might benefit, and equally to learn from others’ information and experiences. Please share your practice patterns, new data, other guidelines, and new or missing literature. We hope this pandemic brings with it a new era of collaboration and speed in Evidence-Based Medicine.
COVID-19 Digital Classroom
The COVID-19 Digital Classroom is delighted to announce the launch of our global initiative to provide high-quality, medically reviewed, multimedia content and training courses for community-based health workers and local communities globally.
Curating existing best-in-class resources, and creating new open-source content specifically designed for health workers working in urban and rural settings in low-income countries, the COVID-19 Digital Classroom is a unique collaboration between global partners who are committed to supporting community-based health workers to save lives.
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.
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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities
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.
Coronavirus news, funding and resources for global health researchers
The Fogerty International Center’s resource page for global health researchers.
COVID-19 Funding Opportunities
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (VPR) at John Hopkins University is pleased to announce the following funding opportunities specific to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Funding Opportunities by UNC Research
Information about funding opportunities related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will be added to this page as they become available.
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Maternal and Child Health
WHO Advice for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Breastfeeding
Question and answer on COVID-19, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
Voices from the frontline: findings from a thematic analysis of a rapid online global survey of maternal and newborn health professionals facing the COVID-19 pandemic (pre-print)
To prospectively document experiences of frontline maternal and newborn healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Design Cross-sectional study via an online survey disseminated through professional networks and social media in 12 languages. We analysed responses using descriptive statistics and qualitative thematic analysis disaggregating by low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and high-income countries (HICs). Setting 81 countries, between March 24 and April 10, 2020. Participants 714 maternal and newborn healthcare providers.
Understanding Child Health in the Context of COVID-19
The Child Health Task Force is a global network of implementing organizations; NGOs; academic institutions; UN, multilateral, and bilateral agencies; in-country partners; and individuals working together to support the delivery of high quality child health services.
MNCH compendium of COVID-19 related partner resources on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health
This compendium will be developed as a living repository of the most up to-date guidance from UN agencies, especially WHO, as well as PMNCH’s health care professional association members.
Every Woman, Every Child
Women Deliver and COVID-19
Women Deliver is working to put a gender lens on the response to COVID-19, ensuring the unique needs of girls and women are addressed, and their unique expertise is leveraged.
FP 2020 Resources
FP2020 has created this platform to ensure key information from global experts about access to family planning during this crisis is getting into the hands of the decisionmakers and program implementers who need it. Likewise, we will be sharing experiences of our country partners and the lessons they are learning, including how the virus is having an impact on their work and the strategies they are using to continue service delivery.
The UNFPA Global Response Plan is fully aligned to and part of the UN Secretary- General’s three-step plan to respond to the devastating socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19. UNFPA’s plan complements the WHO COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan. At the global and regional levels, UNFPA is part of the coordinated UN response under the Inter- Agency Standing Committee (IASC) COVID- 19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan.
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