AAMC *new update*
The Road Map to Reset the Nation’s Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic
This road map, unanimously approved by the AAMC Board of Directors last week, identifies a set of immediate, evidence-based, commonsense actions we believe are essential to contain the virus and end the pandemic.
CMS Office of Minority Health *new update*
OCR Issues Guidance on Civil Rights Protections Prohibiting Discrimination During COVID-19
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing guidance to ensure that recipients of federal financial assistance understand that they must comply with applicable federal civil rights laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in HHS-funded programs during COVID-19. This Bulletin focuses on recipients' compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI).
American Public Health Association (APHA)
COVID-19 Conversations Webinar Series
The Road to Immunity During COVID-19: Developing and Distributing a Vaccine
June 10, 2020 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time
The Oral Health Division of the CDC has just made live on their website new Interim Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control in Dental Settings.
The American College Health Association (ACHA)
Health and Safety Considerations for Returning to Campus
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expects to distribute $15 billion to eligible Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers through the Provider Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
In addition to launching an application portal that allows providers to attest to relief fund payments made for health care-related expenses or lost revenue attributed to COVID-19, HHS is also holding webcasts to learn more about the application process on June 23 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time and June 25 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Attendees can pre-register to reserve a spot on their preferred date. Providers can also download a user guide to assist in understanding the application process.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) developed a legal guidebook to assist public health professionals improve their department’s administrative preparedness capabilities and ensure that its administrative operations support response activities by encouraging collaborative preparatory work among preparedness, legal, human resources, procurement, and other staff.
Challenges in returning employees back to work after COVID-19.
Free webinar series, March 27−June 16: Quality, Equity, and Inclusion during the COVID Crisis. Live and on-demand webinars.
COVID-19: Where do we go from here? Recorded April 21, 2020
A one-hour virtual symposium jointly presented by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the New England Journal of Medicine with timely and important conversation with leaders in public health on COVID-19 and our next collective steps.
COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Providers, Families, and Leadership
The Science of Social Distancing
Join APHA and NAM for COVID-19 Conversations Webinar 1
We will focus on what we know about how the disease is spread; the targeted and layered nature of social distancing and its mental/social/economic impacts; the state of the science on social distancing as an effective intervention; and historical lessons from past pandemics.
Watch Webinar Recording
Duke University’s Guide for Returning to the Workplace
Duke University recently developed a guide for phased expansion of on-site operations to assist school and department leaders in ensuring a safe working environment. In an accompanying video, Kyle Cavanaugh, Duke's emergency coordinator, and Dr. Carol Epling of employee and occupational health, explain various aspects of what a phased and coordinated re-opening of the Duke University workforce will look like.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information
Visit the NLM COVID-19 page or www.nih.gov/coronavirus.
Infectious Diseases Education & Assessment (IDEA)
Developed at the University of Washington, the IDEA platform provides information for learners, educators and managers, and academic and government partners.
Dental Education’s Response to COVID-19 (Recommended)
COVID-19 response including updates and resources provided by ADEA leadership and member institutions.
COVID-19 Response ADEA Connect Community (Recommended)
To facilitate a collaborative space for our faculty and administrators to address COVID-19, ADEA has created the COVID-19 Response Community, a new COVID-19 Response ADEA Connect community where members can connect, engage and share information and resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic with fellow colleagues.
This site provides “LIVE updates” and the latest news on the COVID-19 and campus responses.
This document is designed for use within a health care institution’s preparedness work, supplementing public health and clinical practice guidance on COVID-19. It aims to help structure ongoing discussion of significant, foreseeable ethical concerns arising under contingency levels of care and potentially crisis standards of care.
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Recommended)
Check this site for accreditation statement updates related to COVID-19.
The Mullan Institute has released a video in its prerecorded mini-webinar series
Emergency Health Workforce Policies to Address COVID-19: Ensuring Access to Oral Health Care.
National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
- COVID-19 Update—Live webcast
- Saturday, April 25, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- A diverse panel chaired by National Academy of Medicine President Victor Dzau and featuring Anthony Fauci, Sanjay Gupta, and others will speak to the whole experience on dealing with this pandemic—from the United States to international, to the state of diagnostics, treatment and vaccine development, to the importance of communication.
- National Academy of Medicine—
Duty to Plan: Health Care, Crisis Standards of Care, and Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
The principles of crisis standards of care (CSC) initially framed by the Institute of Medicine in 2009 ensure fair processes are in place to make clinically informed decisions about scarce resource allocation during an epidemic.
The American Association of Governing Boards (AGB) for Universities and Colleges
American Council on Education (ACE)
This website provides guidelines to help U.S. institutions of higher education plan, prepare and respond to COVID-19.
This website provides the ADA’s recommendations and guidance for all aspects of the dental team regarding COVID-19. It also includes an FAQ for ADA members.
CDA provides updated information for the dental community on COVID-19, and the impact how the pandemic affects each region in Canada.
This resource provides information about COVID-19 to the dental hygiene community and includes additional resources and a health care personnel preparedness checklist.
This resource provides updates and recommendations for dental hygienists in responding to COVID-19.
AAMC provides updates on how COVID-19 is affecting their meetings. It also provides the latest information on the operating status of AAMC services, such as the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), American Medical College Application Service (MCAS), the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) Program, the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) and the Fee Assistance Program (FAP).
This website provides resources for nurse educators and includes regularly updated school news and resource information.
This is the joint response of Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) and PAEA regarding planning for COVID-19 and guidance for PA programs.