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COVID-19 News and Resources

The Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) aims to provide you with timely updates and resources regarding COVID-19. It is very important to practice social distancing at this time and it can save lives, but we also recognize that social distancing can worsen existing inequities and cause feelings of social isolation. Below, we highlight some COVID-19 news and resources for your reference, and we recommend that you subscribe to our newsletter to receiving ongoing updates and check out the other Northwestern-compiled pages listed at the bottom of the Resources below. Please take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and stay healthy!


 Center News

"Column: The uncertainties of having a baby during a pandemic: ‘That’s all part of her birth story now’" - The Chicago Tribune, March 27, 2020, featuring CHET Faculty Director Dr. Melissa Simon

"Coronavirus In Chicago: How Moms Are Navigating Childbirth and Newborns During A Pandemic" - CBS Chicago, March 26, 2020, featuring Dr. Melissa Simon and Strategic Operations Director Samantha Alonis

"Pregnancy during a pandemic: What women need to know" - Daily Herald, March 25, 2020, featuring Dr. Melissa Simon

"'I never thought this would be reality': Moms react to giving birth without their partners" - TODAY, March 23, 2020, featuring Dr. Melissa Simon

"Chicago-area pregnant women share concerns about coronavirus. Northwestern OB-GYN says issue is about contact." - Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2020, featuring Dr. Melissa Simon

"COVID-19: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum Care" - Northwestern Medicine podcast featuring Dr. Melissa Simon


World Health Organization (WHO) Public Advice & Information
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Information
John Hopkins COVID-19 Map


COVID-19 News
Mental Health
Pregnancy and Parenting
Other Resources
Compiled Resource Lists from other Northwestern Institutions
Information on the CARES Act

Want to learn more about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and what support will be provided to community health centers and individuals affected by COVID-19? Check out this summary from NPR: "What's Inside The Senate's $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package."

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