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Resource Ready (a Healthcare Ready Preparedness Tool) is here to help you prepare for and recover from disasters with your health needs in mind. Use this new tool to get a list of resources around the web and on our website to help you and your loved ones prepare for disasters or disease outbreaks.
We understand that some people may be nervous about the COVID-19 vaccines. Fortunately, researchers have been working on vaccines for coronaviruses for years, so they did not have to start from scratch. Everyone should have the opportunity to be as safe and healthy as possible.
Exposing the dangers of COVID-19 can help keep you and those around you safe. Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine is a safe way to build protection against the disease. COVID-19 vaccinations help protect you by teaching your body to fight the virus without having to experience sickness or putting yourself at risk of severe illness.
When disaster strikes, you can count on the healthcare supply chain to be as resilient as the communities it is designed to serve. Through Healthcare Ready’s vast partnership network of pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and local, state and federal officials, the supply chain’s ability to anticipate and react to disasters has never been more efficient and effective.
Cuando ocurre un desastre, puede contar con que la cadena de suminstro sea tan resiliente como las comunidades que esta diseñada para servir. A través de la enorme red de asociaciones de fabricantes farmacéuticos, distribuidores, y oficiales federales, estatales, y locales, la abilidad de la cadena de suministros de anticipar y reaccionar a desastres jamás a sido tan eficaz y efectivo.
When disaster strikes and our most vulnerable need help, it takes coordination, collaboration, and a strong network of public, private, and non-profit partnerships to get supplies where they’re needed. Healthcare Ready leverages its unique partnerships within the supply chain to do just that.
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.
Care transitions can be especially complicated during times of community crisis. This webinar highlights the actions public health stakeholders and caretakers can take to support people living with dementia and other cognitive impairments. This webinar was created in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association for CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative
The objective of the Vaxx Chat series is to better educate the general public, particularly people in under-resourced communities, around vaccine development and distribution.
Panelists Phyllis Arthur (Vice President for Infectious Diseases and Emerging Science Policy at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization) and Dr. Mark Jarrett (Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at Northwell Health) joined Charles Ellison (WURD Radio) to discuss the science behind FDA-authorized COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody treatments. Additionally, panelist answer important questions about monoclonal antibodies and other therapeutics including how the treatment works, who is eligible, what it costs, and how community-based organizations (CBOs) can help educate and raise awareness about the treatment and access to it.
Each year, Healthcare Ready conducts a Domestic Preparedness Poll to examine major gaps in in the nation’s disaster preparedness and opportunities for continued improvement. This year, we asked respondents questions about COVID-19 vaccines to better understand their willingness and perceived barriers to receiving the vaccine. Healthcare Ready’s Executive Director, Dr. Nicolette Louissaint, discusses the reasons driving vaccine hesitancy, understanding hesitant populations’ reluctance to get vaccinated and barriers to getting the vaccine across different groups.
Panelists Dr. Nicolette Louissaint (HcR Executive Director), Maryland State Delegate Joseline A. Peña-Melnyk, and Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins (Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and a Core Investigator at the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion) discuss new strategies to increase vaccination rates in the most vulnerable communities, as well as issues of access and trust that have led to low vaccination rates. Panelists explore reasons for low vaccine rates that go beyond a hesitancy narrative, but represent challenges around access and trust.
Panelists Lisa Schwartz, Pharm.D., RPh (Senior Director, National Community Pharmacists Association), Dr. Carol J. Neil (Professor of Nursing at Florida State College at Jacksonville), and Bayli Larson, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS (Strategic Initiatives Associate, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) discuss the safety and effectiveness of the current FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines. Additionally, they explore strategies for increasing vaccination rates amongst the adolescent population, as well as getting more parents comfortable with the idea of vaccinating their children.
Panelists Dr. Melissa Clarke (Physician, Patient Advocate, and Author of “Excuse Me, Doctor! I’ve Got What?”, and CEO of the BHE Group a health equity and health literacy consulting firm) and Phyllis Arthur (Vice President for Infectious Diseases and Emerging Science Policy at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization) address the science behind the current FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines. The expert panelists also had a conversation about centering health equity, especially in the context of COVID-19, and how it can be applied to boost vaccine confidence and access.
Completed in partnership with the Council of State Governments-East Council on Communities of Color, with support from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
Panelists discussed the guidelines, policies, and regulations to use as states were designing re-opening plans in 2020
This session focused on public health communications during a pandemic. It explored tactics and strategies policymakers, community leaders, and advocates can use in communicating risk and safety measures to community members.
An expert, yet practical session on personal health and safety practices to use in public spaces. What is the simplest golden standard for being outside? What is the correct way to wear a mask? Should individuals wear gloves at all times?
A unique convening of state and local policy makers, experts, and thinkers concerned about the massive equity gaps and the devastating impact of racism on communities of color.
There are multiple safety measures available to stay protected as COVID-19 continues to pose a serious health risk. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to continue to wear a mask, social distancing, and vaccination. These actions will limit your exposure to the COVID-19 virus and will further reduce the risk of breakthrough infections. Here are all safety measures to reduce the chances of contracting COVID-19.
According to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Covid-19 vaccines are very effective at preventing serious illness and death from Covid-19 and are the country’s best shot at slowing the pandemic down and avoiding further suffering. Highlighted below are some benefits of getting vaccinated as well as vaccination statistics (as of 9/20/21).
Download this toolkit to learn more about best practices and resources for elected officials to share with constituents and other community leaders as our communities enter the recovery stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)