Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Region X FQHCs
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Resources for 

 

Region X FQHCs

 

 

Last Updated: 5/1/2020

The Novel Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is a reminder of the vital role community health centers play in ensuring the health and well-being of our communities. Below are resources for Region X (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, & Washington) FQHCs and their patients.

  

 

 

Peer Networking

 

Join NWRPCA's COVID-19 Peer Networking Group to convene online, at any time with your peers. The purpose of this group is for employees of Community Health Center and Primary Care Association members along with public health, behavioral health, and other community-based organization partners be able to easily communicate with each other to discuss, share, and collaborate about all things COVID-19. 

 

Join Now!

   

 

This online community is hosted by Google Groups. If you do not have a gmail account, you can link your work email by following these instructions. If you're having difficulties joining, or are unsure if this is a space for you to connect with colleagues, please contact NWRPCA's Member Services Specialist at membership@nwrpca.org.

 

 

 

Resources 

 

 

National

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Resources

CDC's official coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

 

NACHC Coronavirus Resources

National Association for Community Health Center's FQHC-specific COVID-19 resources

 

Health Center Resource Clearing House COVID-19 Resources

Health center-specific COVID-19 resources 

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline- Staying Safe During COVID-19

For victims and survivors of domestic abuse/violence, for whom social distancing/home isolation may increase their risk, 24/7 confidential and free call or text line. Provides tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse 

 

"2-1-1 " COVID-19(Coronavirus) Pandemic Resources

2-1-1 COVID-19 Resources, including links to resources including health insurance, home internet access, FMLA, small business loans, SNAP, food access, etc.  

 

American Heart Association COVID-19 Resources

General COVID-19 resources in addition to healthy lifestyle resources during COVID-19 pandemic


Indian Health Services Resources

FAQs - COVID-19 Federal Response in Indian Country including access to PPE, funding, service delivery, etc.

 

Migrant Clinicians Network Farmworkers and COVID-19 FAQs

Resources and FAQs from Migrant Clinicians Network for farmworker health including clinical questions, out reach services, recommendations for growers, etc. Available in Spanish.

 

SAMHSA Virtual Recovery Resources

Resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders and resources to help local recovery

programs create virtual meetings.

 

COVID-19 Funding & Financing Resources

Non-profit specific COVID-19 funding sources and financing-related resources and tools


Free access to COVID- 19 Telemedicine Policy Library with code Q2PolicyKit

3 months of free access to MedCurity compliance Policies and Procedures management module and library.


Emergency Funds for Tipped Workers and Service Workers (Cash Benefit)

Emergency cash resource for tipped and service workers.  Available in English and Spanish.

 

Resources for Managing Anxiety During Stressful Times

Resources for managing anxiety during coronavirus crisis, including FAQ answered by licensed therapists

 

COVID-19 Health Data Projections

COVID-19 projections assuming full social distancing through May 2020 by country and state

 

Weitzman Institute COVID Resources

General information plus specialized resources for Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Programs, and links to COVID-19 ECHO series which is ongoing.

 

Education Health Center Initiative COVID Resources

COVID-19 resources for Education Health Center programs

 

What You Need to Know about the CARES Act Mutual of America CARES Act Whitepaper

Clear description of the CARE Act economic relief provisions for individuals and organizations.

 

List of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

All products on this list meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

 

LJIST Healing Together Events 

Events specific to healthcare providers and general audiences focusing on healing and processing during the coronavirus crisis.


Health Outreach Partners Self-Care for CHWs

Front line workers and individual self-care practices to avoid burnout and compassion fatigue.

 

Video: Crisis Counseling and Supporting Yourself and Staff

Video contains: introduction, Crisis Counseling with Dr.Welt starts at 11:30 , Crisis Counseling continues with supporting BH Team with Dr Kurrney at 25:30.

 

GrantStation.com's Free Searchable Database for COVID-19 Grant and Funding Opportunities

The latest coronavirus grant funding opportunities for nonprofits, small businesses, journalists, and artists, updated each business day and listed by deadline date.

 

Health Center Network COVID-19 Advocacy Toolkit

Resources to help navigate your advocacy efforts to protect Community Health Centers during and after COVID-19. Also, a quarantine playlist.

 

Feeding America's Find Your Local Foodbank Searchable Database

Searchable database to find your local food bank

 

COVID-19 Health Specific Module (Institute of Emergency Management at Idaho State University – Meridian)

Series of FREE training modules relevant for Community Health Workers, CHW Supervisors, EMTs, and Paramedics. 

 

Suicide Prevention Center COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

Selection of web pages and information sheets on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19. Crisis counseling contact numbers are provided.

 

MD Anderson Cancer Center Support Groups

Daily virtual support groups for patients and caregivers facing the uncertainties of a cancer diagnosis and the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

American Association for Family Physicians Self-Care Resources for Providers

Physician self care resources, some member-only, some free.

 

American Psychiatric Association Provider Wellbeing Resources

Resources for preventing individual and organizational burnout.

 

Physician Wellness Resources Library

This site aims to generally help physicians and medical students be resilient in their professional and personal lives.

 

Self Care for Providers Tool Box

Health Care ToolBox, self care strategies and resources for health care professionals. 

 

Kaiser Permanente Wellness Resources

Self-care tools, tips, and activities.

 

NA of School Nurses Helping Children Cope with Changes from COVID-19

Ideas to teach children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection to help reduce anxiety. Available in multiple languages.

 

USDA Find Meals for Kids When Schools are Closed

USDA's searchable database for meals available for students

 

Managing Stress & Self-Care During COVID-19: Information for Nurses

Tips and resources for managing stress and maintaining self care for nurses during the COVID-19 crisis

 

WHO Psychological First Aid Guide

World Health Organization's guide to psychological first aid. Multiple languages available.

 

US Census COVID-19 Demographic and Economic Resources

Interactive, searchable demographic and economic data by nation, state, and county.

 

A Germ That Wears A Crown: A children's story explaining coronavirus

This is a story, coloring & activity book to help children cope with COVID-19.

 

National Immigration Law Center

State and Local Resources and Advocacy for an Immigrant-Inclusive Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

 

Medical Group Management Association: COVID-19 Medical Practice Reopening Checklist

Checklist detailing key items to consider when reopening medical practice 

 

Medical Group Management Association: Telehealth Startup Checklist

Checklist detailing considerations for starting Telehealth practices at your medical practice

 

NACHC Payment Action Guide

NACHC's value transformation network action guide for payment: care management and virtual communication services

 

NACHC Reimbursement Tips for Virtual Communication Services

FQHC requirements for CMS Virtual Communication Services

 

NACHC Reimbursement Tips for Medicare Chronic Care Management

FQHC requirements for Medicare Chronic Care Management

 

Discounted/Free Internet Services

Find discounted or free internet services

 

 

 

 

Regional

 

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board Tribal Health COVID-19 Resources

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board 

 

 

 

 

State Specific

 

Alaska 

 

Alaska Dept of Health & Social Services COVID-19 Resources

State of Alaska HSS COVID-19 resources 

 

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DET) Unemployment Insurance

State of Alaska Unemployment Resources including COVID19 FAQ. 

 

Alaska DOE & Early Development COVID-19 Teaching & Learning Support

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development  

 

Alaska Legal Services Corp Medical-Legal Partnership Resources

Medical Legal Partnership. No direct connection to COVID needs but other helpful services posted.  

 

Alaska Primary Care Association COVID-19 Resources

Alaska State Primary Care Association COVID Resources 

 

Alaska Office of the Governor COVID-19 Health Mandates

Provides the state mandates for travelers and residents. 

 

 

 

Idaho

 

Idaho Official Resources for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

State of Idaho - COVID-19 monitoring status. This also includes links to FAQ and Idaho District websites. Also provides a twitter feed from the CHC with drive through testing.  

 

Idaho Department of Labor Unemployment Benefits

State of Idaho Unemployment Resources 

 

Idaho DOE Official Resources for COVID-19

Idaho State Department of Education  

 

Idaho Primary Care Association Special Populations Resource Guide

Idaho State Primary Care Association with special/vulnerable populations resources by county or section of the state, not COVID specific. 

 

 

 

Oregon 

 

State of Oregon COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

State of Oregon Unemployment Resources alternative site with mailing list to receive updates. 

 

Oregon DOE Health, Safety & Wellness COVID-19 Resources

Oregon Department of Education updates, policy, FAQs, and documents. 

 

Medical Legal Partnership of Oregon

Medical Legal Partnership. No direct connection to COVID needs but other helpful services posted.  

 

Oregon Primary Care Association COVID-19 Resources

Oregon State Primary Care Association COVID Resources 

 

 

  

Washington

 

Seattle Mayor's Office COVID-19 Resources for Community

King County Resources 

 

WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance & Resources

WA OSPI, Updaters and Resources Related to Washington state schools. 

 

Washington Medical & Legal Partnership Resources

Medical Legal Partnership with information for immigrants receiving COVID-19 treatment.  

 

Washington Association for Community Health COVID-19 Resources

Washington State Primary Care Association COVID Resources 

 

King County Public Health COVID-19 2019 Resources

Public Health Recommendations in 14+ Languages applicable within and beyond King County. 

 

WA Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

State of Washington webpage provides counts of cases by county and each county listed links to their county's site. 

 

Washington Recovery Help Line

Provides 24-hours help for substance abuse, mental health challenges and more. Call 1-866-789-1511.

 

Washington Warm Line

Peer support help line for people living with emotional and mental health challenges. Call 877-500-WARM.

 

Washington State University’s Peer Workforce Alliance

Provides online training for peers and professionals working within Washington's behavioral health care network. 

 

 

 

 

 

NWRPCA Partners & Sponsors 

 

Blue Novo White Page: Changes to Medicare & Medicaid Telehealth Policies 

Considerations for FQHCs implementing Telehealth in support of patient care during the COVID-19 outbreak

 

Henry Schein: COVID-19 Testing Explained

Explains and compares the three types of testing.

 

Wipfli Consultants Revenue Recovery & Restoration Resources

Resources available to CHCs regarding revenue recovery and restoration

 

Centene: Provider Financial Support & Resources

Provides COVID-19 financial information about CARES Act, loans, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

 

PMG: Medicare FQHC Telemed Update

Outline of important elements related to CMS telehealth guidance


 

 

 

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