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COVID-19 Resources for the Healthcare and Public Health Community

Healthcare Ready’s Role During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Healthcare Ready helps to strengthen healthcare supply chains through collaboration with public health and private sectors by addressing pressing issues before, during, and after disasters. As a convener of industry and government, we safeguard patient health by providing solutions to critical problems and best practices for healthcare preparedness and response.

This page provides information for the healthcare and public health community.

Healthcare Ready is closely monitoring the following areas related to the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • Supply chain operations including demand for pharmaceuticals, personal protective equipment, and issues related to workforce, business continuity, and border restrictions.
  • Response of the US health system to mitigate the outbreak domestically. Healthcare Ready is working with health systems to understand their concerns and coordinating with federal partners to understand healthcare and public health impacts.
  • Global response efforts to contain the outbreak including tracking the impacts of travel advisories and quarantine recommendations.
  • Humanitarian assistance efforts to coordinate donations and supplies for where they’re most needed.

FEATURED CONTENT


BIO CORONAVIRUS HUB

This new hub enables users to post requests for urgently needed items and announce the availability of supplies and capacity. Healthcare Ready is helping to match requests and offers.

COVID-19 FAQ: FOR COMMUNITIES

This FAQ is intended for community-based organizations looking for information on COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, as they respond to this pandemic. Read below for tips, resources, and helpful links to protect yourself, volunteers, and community members.

SOCIAL MEDIA: PROTECT YOURSELF FROM COVID-19 WHILE YOU ARE PROTESTING

These social media graphics shows tips and information on how to stay safe while participating in protests or demonstrations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

INFOGRAPHIC: 2018 INTERNATIONAL PATIENT PERSPECTIVES ON THE HEALTH SYSTEM POLLING RESULTS

This infographic presents the findings from Healthcare Ready’s most recent international poll (conducted in May 2018) on patient perspectives on the health system. The graphic reveals key pre-pandemic insights on how respondents in 13 countries around the world view as the greatest risks to their health (ranging from disease outbreaks to civil unrest) and how they interact with their country’s health systems.

INFOGRAPHIC: IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE ELDERLY AND PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS

The COVID-19 pandemic puts certain groups at a greater risk for severe illness and death. COVID-19 is especially harmful to the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. Healthcare Ready aims to protect these populations now, and during all public health emergencies, as we know the risk is often far greater for them.

INFOGRAPHIC: COVID-19’S IMPACT ON BLACK AND LATINX PEOPLE

This infographic shows a few likely causes of the disparate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black and Latinx communities. Black and Latinx people are testing positive and dying at higher rates from coronavirus. This pandemic is made worse by existing health and socioeconomic inequities, and in turn, it is worsening those disparities in Black and Latinx communities.

INFOGRAPHIC: THE IMPORTANCE OF RESILIENCE TO COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

This infographic breaks down key features of resilient communities, in contrast with communities that lack resilient public health infrastructure. People of color usually fare worse in crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic, due to systemic inequities made worse by disasters. This graphic highlights the various ways we can harm or build resilience at the community level.

VIDEO: CORONAVIRUS: OVERCOMING UNCERTAINTY

It can be hard to find the best information about coronavirus (COVID-19). Healthcare Ready’s mission is to provide patients with the best resources and information during these uncertain times.

VIDEO: CORONAVIRUS: SHINING LIGHT ON FEAR

Some groups are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 due to many overlapping factors, such as chronic disease, essential worker status, and structural inequalities. Healthcare Ready shines a light on our fears and illuminates solutions to reduce these disparities.

VIDEO: PREPARE YOUR HEALTH FOR THE NEXT DISASTER

Disasters strike with little or no warning. Tornadoes, hurricanes, pandemics like COVID-19 and more can show up at a moment’s notice. Take the time you have now to prepare for the next emergency and protect your health against disasters. Visit our Resources page to get started.

VIDEO: DIALYSIS TREATMENT DURING CORONAVIRUS

Having end stage renal disease (ESRD) makes you more vulnerable to severe illness from COVID-19. It might feel scary as you venture outside your home for dialysis treatment. You can stay safe by wearing masks, observing social distancing, and staying current with their treatment.

VIDEO: GUIDE TO EMERGENCY PRESCRIPTION REFILLS BEFORE DISASTERS

What is an emergency refill? Before a disaster strikes, an emergency refill allows you to get a refill on your prescription medications before your actual refill is due.

COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR COMMUNITY AND PATIENT ORGANIZATIONS

Download this COVID-19 patient and community toolkit to learn more about support, information, supplies and resources available from Healthcare Ready and partners to assist patients and community organizations dealing with the effects of COVID-19. (en Español)

COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNERS

Download this COVID-19 healthcare supplychain partner toolkit to learn more about how your company can work with Healthcare Ready and its partners in providing supplies and resources to healthcare groups, community organizations and patients as they cope with the effects of COVID-19 in their communities. (en Español)

COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

Download this COVID-19 toolkit to help you assist community organizations, healthcare providers, and constituents in staying safe and healthy during this pandemic. The toolkit outlines how you can work with Healthcare Ready to procure personal protective equipment and medical supplies, provide assistance to your constituents on navigating healthcare needs, and how to communicate critical messages to your constituents. (en Español)

COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND PATIENTS

Find COVID-19 information including state-level information on prescription refill waivers, tips to protect yourself from COVID-19, and telehealth coverage policies for COVID-19.

MAP YOUR MEDS: STATE-BY-STATE GUIDE TO GETTING RX REFILLS

Healthcare Ready has created a map to help you track four types of emergency prescription refill measures by state in response to the novel coronavirus.

US MEASURES AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS MAP

The US State Measures and Travel Restrictions map tracks emergency declarations, major containment and quarantine zones, state-level access and re-entry programs, stay-at-home orders, and mass gathering limitations

INTERNATIONAL AND TRAVEL TRANSPORTATION RESTRICTIONS MAP

The International Travel and Transportation Restrictions Map provides a global overview of measures taken by countries and businesses impacting the movement of people and goods across countries.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY RESOURCES FOR THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Find relevant pandemic business continuity resources for the healthcare supply chain including best practices for disinfection and infection control and guidance for workforce protection.

Healthcare Ready COVID-19 Response Summaries

Healthcare Ready COVID-19 Situation Reports

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Healthcare Sector Resources for COVID-19

Supply Chain Information

Information for Patient Care Settings

Additional Resources

Pandemic Planning Guidance

State-Specific Information on COVID-19

COVID-19 Case Maps

Emergency Declarations

Visit our United States Measures and Travel Restrictions Map for a full list of state level Emergency Declarations.

Other COVID-19 Resources

Healthcare Ready COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Situation Dashboards and Updates

COVID-19 Sites

COVID-19 Travel Advisories

Support Healthcare Ready

Healthcare Ready (formerly Rx Response) helps to strengthen healthcare supply chains through collaboration with public health and private sectors by addressing pressing issues before, during, and after disasters. As the convener of industry and government, we safeguard patient health by providing solutions to critical problems. And, we provide best practices for healthcare preparedness and response. Learn more about how to support Healthcare Ready.