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Unique questions and the standardized Perceived Stress Scale to assess psychological stress due to remote work during the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose is to measure the level of stress during this time and characterize it according to location, gender, income, and other factors. It includes confidential survey questions about homeschooling, dependent care, full-time remote work, and social distancing.
May/June 2021 American Journal of Therapeutics overview of 18 meta-analyses and "numerous" controlled trials of the drug and examples of distribution campaigns concludes "an oral agent effective in all phases of COVID-19"
March 2021 fast track review article and "practice tool/matrix" in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, to determine a worker's relative risk of acquiring and the severity of COVID-19 based on individual risk, workplace risk, and community risk including individual, job and community risk, Includes a table (#7) labeled Workplace Guidelines for Workers.
Updated 9/15/21. These Treatment Guidelines have been developed to inform clinicians how to care for patients with COVID-19. Because clinical information about the optimal management of COVID-19 is evolving quickly, these Guidelines will be updated frequently as published data and other authoritative information becomes available.
Updated 9/13/21. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services information and guidance for clinicians and health care organizations related to COVID-19, including telehealth, reimbursement, and facility safety procedures.
Updated 2/11/21. Information from the CDC about testing, clinical care, infection control, PPE, and potential exposure at work. Includes tools for assessing surges in hospital utilization as well. New and updated guidance regularly added.
Updated 2/16/21. From CDC, includes summary of recent changes and updates.Information on clinical presentation, clinical course, diagnostic testing, lab and radiographic findings, clinical management and treatment, investigational therapies.
Updated 9/24/21. Technical guidance on a variety of COVID-19 related issues, including clinical care; critical preparedness, readiness, and response; essential health services; essential resource planning; infection prevention and control; laboratory and diagnosis; mass gatherings; and much more.
Updated 3/11/21. From the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, this page highlights resources identified or developed to address current response and recovery operations to novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Free evidence-based resources for health professionals and health organisations from the Joanna Briggs Institute. Core focus of collection: infection prevention and control. Updated regularly, aligns with WHO guidance. Can be used in conjunction with local policy requirements as set out by government agencies.
Updated 2/11/21. Association of American Medical Colleges brief information on test categories, meaning of sensitivity and specificity of the tests,definition of pooled tests, fitting type of test to specific purposes, FDA approval, recommendations for adding testing capacity for surveillance testing.
Updated 9/24/21. Infectious Disease Society of America and US Centers for DIsease Control and Prevention collaborative website bringing together the latest clinical guidance, institutional protocols, clinical trials data, practice tools and resources from a variety of medical subspecialties around the world.
Updated 4/29/2020. Case Network's "virtual patient" case presented as a simulated patient experience . Reviews coronavirus differential diagnosis, important diagnostic tests, management including infectious disease precautions in the hospital, and home discharge protocols.
Updated 9/24/2021. Centers for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports. Brief weekly podcast series and early releases highlighting the latest scientific information from the COVID-19 response.
Recordings, slides, summaries, and transcripts of CDC's Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity teleconferences/webinars, including the latest recommendations on vaccine safety, long-COVID, conserving PPE, working with high-risk patients, and managing long-term care facilities.
Updated 9/27/2021. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Situation update cases worldwide and Europe, deaths in Europe (mapping visualizations). Latest outputs on risk assessments, guidance and technical reports, infographics, posters and videos. Latest evidence, laboratory support, Q&A
Updated 2/11/21. Food and Drug Administration, Links to Emergency Use Authorizations, Personal Protective Equipment, Medical products (testing, antivirals, convalescent plasma, ventilators, fraudulent products
Updated 8/19/2021. Links for clinicians, health educators, health promoters, those in direct healthcare settings, those in health plan or state settings. Also information for faith-based communities, higher risk groups, rural communities. caregivers, Medicare beneficiaries.
Updated 10/7/20. US Food & Drug Admin 6-page document listing 3 pieces of info health care providers should include in advising all patients about self-collecting nasal samples for COVID testing. Includes background info, links for reporting problems and additional information, including CDC's How to collect nasal samples.
Updated 5/11/2021. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Resources for healthcare professionals, consumers and in other languages. Links to additional page for healthcare professionals (COVID-19 Resources on Vulnerable Populations for Health Care Professionals) with setting-specific guidance, health disparities and vulnerable populations, telehealth, mental and behavioral health links.
Updated 9/13/2020. Direct Service Providers include personal care attendants, direct support professionals, paraprofessionals, therapists, and others who provide a wide variety of home and community-based, health-related services that support people with disabilities, often in close and consistent contact with the patient.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's 230-page proceedings of an August 2020 virtual workshop on vaccine access and confidence, focusing especially on health systems, research opportunities, communication strategies, and policies that could be considered to address access, perception, attitudes, and behaviors toward vaccination.
4/19/21 posting on Science Daily on Johns Hopkins research that used computer modeling to suggest that eviction bans authorized during the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the infection rate and not only protected those who would have lost their housing but also entire communities from the spread of infections.
3/17/21 CDC news release on $2.25 billion over 2 years to address Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related health disparities and advance health equity among populations that are at high-risk and underserved, including racial and ethnic minority groups and people living in rural areas.
Updated 2/16/21. News from the UN about 10 airlines signing up to help its 'Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative’ with "global logistics" of transportation and cold chain requirements long term, COVID vaccines short term.
Updated 9/23/2021. National Academy of Medicine consensus study reports, webinars, videos in 4 categories: Coronaviruses, clinician well-being, substance use disorder and health equity. Links to register for upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars.
Updated 9/1/2021. A webinar series cosponsored by the American Public Health Association and National Academy of Medicine on on the state of the science around the COVID outbreak, including two on benefit-risk analysis of social/physical distancing strategies, including for vulnerable populations; strategies for mitigating mental health impacts; and available science to guide eventual relaxation of measures.
Updated 3/1/2021. Brief annotations of recent COVID-related projects in the Health Services Research Projects (HSRProj) database of the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR), the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine.
Updated 9/27/21. 6th edition in Englilsh from Steinhauser Verlag with links to new chapters and "outstanding" papers. Links to "daily top 10 papers" and "more than 1,000 full-text links to scientific articles"
Updated 3/1/2021. American Public Health Association's compilation of resources to help individuals, business owners and communities make the most informed decisions possible. COVIDGuidance.org organizes rapidly updated guidance and recommendations from trusted sources, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins University.
Updated 12/24/2020. University of California at San Francisco's SIREN (Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network. Includes articles (sorted by date) connecting the COVID-19 pandemic with social determinants and health equity. Sponsors a collaboration between 211counts.org and the Washington University in St. Louis Health Communication Research Laboratory that tracks rises in social needs across the US and resources for health care teams..
Updated 3/1/2021. This National Academies consensus study report offers an overarching framework for vaccine allocation to assist policy makers in the domestic and global health communities. Built on widely accepted foundational principles and recognizing the distinctive characteristics of COVID-19, this report's recommendations address the commitments needed to implement equitable allocation policies for COVID-19 vaccine.
Updated 9/13/21. Kaiser Family Foundation Tableau visualizations of vaccine administration by state and race/ethnicity and long-term care facility COVID-19 deaths as a proportion of all state COVID deaths
Updated 10/2020. World Health Organization's 28-page framework document provides key considerations for the planning and implementation of national and subnational strategies to maintain and reinvigorate public support to prevent COVID-19.
No longer updated as of 10/1/2020. State Policy Evaluation Tool. Use this tool to: Review updated public health and economic data by state, model the social and economic effects of changing intervention levels, evaluate best-practice guidelines for interventions, and compare other policy considerations for interventions.
Updated 9/23/2021. Commonwealth Fund research, analysis, and evidence-based policy options related to COVID-19. Focused on at-risk and marginalized populations, including communities of color and people with low income. Topics include health disparities, paying for the vaccine, Medicare/Medicaid, pre-existing conditions, outpatient care, Safety-Net providers, home health providers, etc.
Updated 7/20/20. Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Asia and International Food Policy Research Institute compendium of information on Far and Middle Eastern and Russian national policies on policies from public gathering bans to testing to subsidies to health care worker hiring to mandated grace periods for utilities payments to school closings to importation of PPE.
Updated 3/10/2021. The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Technical Note Volume 2, Annexes and other resources to support child protection practitioners and policy makers in putting the child’s safety and well-being at the centre of their COVID-19 pandemic response.
Updated 9/24/20. Congressional Research Service 47-page report discusses how data privacy and security (together, data protection) law applies to a public health authority’s use of digital contact tracing tools, the role of technology in assisting with contact tracing, and potential privacy concerns. Appendix A provides Digital Contact Tracing Apps By State.
Updated 10/29/2020, Version 1.0, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (57 pages) for state, territorial, and local public health programs and their partners on how to plan and operationalize a vaccination response to COVID-19 within their jurisdictions.
Updated 10/20/20. Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) 7-page report examines the legal challenges being made against COVID-19 orders and looks at some of the early litigation results and emerging issues.