COVID-19 Resources

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS (CHWs) AND THE CORONAVIRUS

 

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NACHW is at the forefront of advancing the CHW workforce during COVID-19. We have developed materials and articles that promote the understanding of CHW roles to strengthen COVID-19 public health response and to facilitate partnership with CHWs and CHW Networks and Associations.

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RESOURCES TO HELP COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

CHWs are Critical Infrastructure Workers in US COVID19 Emergency Response: Read the March 19, 2020 guidance to states from the US Dept of Homeland Security-CHWs as Essential-Critical-Infrastructure-Workers 3 19 2020

CHWs and COVID19 RESPONSE: CHWS and pandemic preparedness from Frontiers in Public Health.

CDC Webinars: Community Health Workers and COVID-19 response

National Association of Community Health Workers, collaborated with CDC to provide two webinars (one English, one Spanish) about how community health workers (CHWs) can contribute to the COVID-19 response.

Click here to see the webinar presented in Spanish.

Click here to see the webinar presented in English.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Centers for Disease Control and NACHW: What CHWs need to know about COVID-19: CDC and NACHW_COVID and CHWs_Webinar Slides_4.28.2020

Understand the Basics: Find information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention including fact sheets, how to prevent the spread of the virus, and guidance for faith-based institutions, and more from www.coronavirus.gov.

How CHWs can Help in the Pandemic: Download these slides or video to learn skills to help those who are at risk.

Respond to Myths: Confront myths and rumors about the new coronavirus, who can get it and how to prevent it – and guard against stigma that being Asian, or from certain ethnicities or communities will increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19.

Read the Latest Presidential Update: start here to find out recent guidance for all residents of the United States as it changes.

Public Health Resources: Find simple teaching videos and facts sheets from the American Public Health Association.

Pneumonia Vaccines Do Not Protect Against the Coronavirus: Download and share this graphic.

 

EASY TO UNDERSTAND GRAPHICS

View and share the following easy to understand low-literacy graphics to dispel myths about COVID-19. View the WHO site for more.

Cold Weather and Snow Cannot Kill the Virus:

Taking a hot bath does not kill coronavirus and can be dangerous:

Ultraviolet light does not kill the virus and can be dangerous:

Thermal scanners can detect a fever by not coronavirus:

The new coronavirus cannot be transmitted by a mosquito bite:

 

SELF-CARE and SOCIAL DISTANCING RESOURCES

Mental Health Policies and Protections: Read this COVID-19 and Mental Health SUD Letter NACHW Supported sent to VP from NACHW and other national orgs.

Take Care of Your Behavioral Health: Consider typical reactions to stressful situations, and ways to support yourself and your community during social distancing, quarantine and isolation from SAMHSA

Free Hotline: Connect to SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress resource page or call the Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 to get 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Mental Health Supports: Consider these steps to care for yourself while practicing physical distancing.

Recovery and Social Distancing: Read and share this guidance for people in recovery from substance use from Health Resources in Action.

I Can Control / I Cannot Control: Download and share this high impact graphic. Use for discussion.

 

CAPACITY BUILDING TOOLS

Safety Practices for Home Visits: Get guidance from the CDC if you will be in close contact with or are conducting home visits with someone who may be under investigation or persons confirmed with COVID19

Leverage Social Media: Use Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and Zoom for free to connect to family, peers and community members.

Help People Help Themselves: Use this Coronavirus 101 Lesson Plan to host an online workshop and share this Actions I Can Take document with your family, friends and community.

Unemployment Concerns: Links to apply for unemployment through state offices and a fact sheet on Disaster Unemployment Assistance including instructions on how to file a claim. You may also call 1-866-487-2365.

 

CULTURALLY COMPETENT RESOURCES

Participate in a COVID-19 Live Session and Q and A for CHWs/Promotores de Salud: read the slides from the March 11th  Project ECHO session from the University of New Mexico or watch the recorded video.

Vision y Compromiso: Las respuesta de los promotores a la comUNIDAD frente a la enfermedad del coronavirus (COVID-19)

Access Culturally Appropriate Materials: Share translated information, English and Spanish Coronavirus Plans, access COVID-19 materials translated into more than 26 languages (note: scroll down the webpage to see the materials grouped by language type created by states) and Public Health Recommendations in multiple languages (scroll to list of recommendations in multiple languages on right side of screen).

Translated Posters: Stop the Spread and Wash Your Hands community posters in 11 languages from the City of Portland website and What To Do If You Get Sick and Symptoms of Coronavirus from Switchboard refugee service providers.

Learn How Indian Country May be Impacted by COVID-19: by participating in this upcoming national call from the National Indian Health Board on March 17th and learning about how some tribal nations are bracing for impact

 

EQUITY RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

Equitable Response Community Commons: Visit this hub with resources to promote equity and social justice from the Center for Urban and Racial Equity.

Reject Discrimination and Racism: Tools and templates for implementation with your health department

Respond to Food Insecurity Needs: Use the FeedingAmerica.org website to learn who experiences food insecurity, find a local food pantry and mobile food pantry program in your area and find ways to take action. Apply for $10-50k in grant funds for US organizations that address food insecurity among children impacted by school closures.

Learn About Free Resources: Share offers for free internet/wifi services and help people understand what social distancing is and how it can slow the spread of COVID-19

Keep Equity in the Conversation: Listen to a recording about the need for equity in emergency management response and read news articles about the likely impact of COVID-19 on people who experience homelessness, African Americans.

Ensure Civil Rights are Protected: Understand how the Office of Civil Rights is protecting the civil rights of individuals and communities.

 

GLOBAL RESOURCES AND AGENCIES

Gain a Global Perspective: Access the World Health Organization website for mythbusters, and videos for the general public

Follow the Global Spread of Infection: Using the Johns Hopkins website.

 

OLDER AMERICANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

What These Communities Need to Know: Access curated resources for independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities from the Administration for Community Living. Spanish available.

 

STATE LAWS AND AGENCIES

Data Driven Policy Action Tools: Review state level coronavirus data and review actions states are taking to prevent COVID19 spread.

State Laws that Address How Schools Should Respond to Pandemics: Use links to each state and their laws, regulations and statues

Gain a State and Local Perspective: Access your state and local health department websites

 

UNITED STATES RESOURCES AND AGENCIES

Understand the Essential Health Benefits: and guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on how they will help cover the cost of COVID-19 testing and treatments