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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)