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COVID-19 Resources

During the COVID-19 pandemic, IPHAM will be using this page to gather and disseminate resources and tools for researchers and the public around COVID-19. These are curated resources developed both internally and externally. Please email ipham@northwestern.edu if you would like to add anything. 

Additionally, our weekly newsletter, the IPHAM Bulletin, has been covering COVID-19 news, events, and resources.

 Chicago COVID-19 Resource Repository (open to edit)

IPHAM's Center for Community Health & Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) have initiated an open, crowdsourced Chicago COVID-19 Resource Repository to support community organizations and members in the Chicagoland Area.

If you find anything missing, feel free to add.

There are tabs at the bottom of the sheet for:

  • COVID-19 Info
  • Physical/Mental Health
  • Housing & Food
  • Financial/Legal
  • People with Substance Use Disorders
  • Communications/Internet
  • Childcare/Education
  • Volunteer/Donate
  • Free entertainment/culture
  • Other Resources 

 Chicago COVID Coalition

Visit the Chicago COVID Coalition website

Ongoing activities:

Engage stakeholders to identify information needs, data sources, ideas for solutions, and preferred communication channels (clinicians; health system supply chain leaders/managers; public health agencies; manufacturers; elected officials)

Mobilize knowledge, technical expertise, networks, data, and technologies into work streams that coordinate to identify and develop new tools and resources to inform decisions and actions by stakeholders

Develop prediction models for COVID spread and the subsequent need for hospital care, supplies, public health agency responses, and public policies for containment and mitigation

Collect, aggregate, and forecast information about supply chain burn rates and projected bottlenecks within and across facilities to help anticipate and prevent supply shortages

Secure and share ‘real-time’ pragmatic clinical data to identify emerging treatment innovations that may improve patient outcomes

Identify, develop, and support tools and processes to share data, knowledge, and ideas across stakeholder groups in ways that accelerate innovation and adoption of novel treatment and mitigation approaches that help avoid supply shortages and improve patient treatment and outcomes

 Community Engagement

Community engagement in COVID19 research If you are developing a community or population health research project focused on COVID19, the Center for Community Health can provide consultations on community-engaged research designs and strategies to engage stakeholders throughout the research process. We can also help facilitate connections for academic-community research partnerships. You can contact us for a consultation here: https://redcap.nubic.northwestern.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=NHMCRLC8W9 

The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) has developed three resources to help community-academic research collaborations consider and address the impact of COVID-19 on health equity and their research projects and partnerships.

  1. Community Document for Sharing Ideas, Questions, & Resources on the same topic to facilitate open sharing of additional ideas and questions.  Any one is able to add and share.
  2. Virtual Discussions on the same topic. ARCC is also hosting this virtual zoom gathering to facilitate sharing and discussion of experiences, ideas, and challenges. Open to any interested community and academic partners.

Other Resources from ARCC Partners:

 COVID-19 Medical Supply Exchange and Mapping

Emergency Resource Exchange (ERx) is a central hub that quickly connects Illinois healthcare providers with supplies. The data from ERx will also be sent to a live COVID-19 Resource Map, which offers resource providers, journalists, government officials, and the public real-time visibility into the areas of greatest need.

The project is a collaboration between Northwestern University and Chicago startup Rheaply to move vital medical resources during the COVID-19 pandemic where they are needed most. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic places unprecedented pressure on the healthcare system, healthcare organizations and first responders need critical N95 masks and personal protective equipment, testing kits, ventilators, and other resources to meet the growing demand. Traditional procurement and distribution channels, however, are struggling to move resources to the areas of greatest need.

Through ERx, healthcare providers will be able to state their needs quickly, and suppliers across Illinois can donate resources such as surplus equipment or newly manufactured goods. Users will be able to register for free and create a request or listing.

 Published research & op-eds by Northwestern researchers

This is a selection of published research and opinion pieces by researchers at Northwestern. If you would like to add anything, please email ipham@northwestern.edu.

 Educational Resources

We've gathered tools and resources for children, parents, and school administrators. Thanks to the team from IPHAM's Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research for compiling this list. 

Links

Handouts

 

Videos for Kids

Parental Resources for Child Stress/Anxiety

Guidance for School Administrators

Mental Health and COVID-19

Parent Resources

Coronavirus & Chronic Conditions

 

 Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern

The Galter Library team has developed and launched a number of resources and workflows to support COVID-19 efforts at Northwestern University:

COVID-19 Evidence Search & Synthesis Service

  • Fast-track COVID-19 searches on topics such as healthcare workforce safety, patient care, materials science, policy, supply chains, ethics, legal and regulatory issues, media and more.
  • Requests are completed by expert searchers from Galter Library, Northwestern University Libraries and Pritzker Legal Research Center through a strong cross-campus collaboration. Searches will be prioritized based on urgency. Results from completed searches are available.
  • Evidence synthesis briefs can be requested on this form and will be completed by a team of volunteers on campus with experience in these domains. We’re grateful for their assistance.
Access the Literature

  • A COVID-19 Relevant Papers folder on Google Drive (papers and guidelines) has been established and is actively curated by Galter librarians. If you know of a paper you’d like to add, please use our “Suggest a Resource“ form.
  • Through the Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Initiative, COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, will be made immediately accessible in PubMed Central (PMC) and other appropriate public repositories to support the ongoing public health emergency response efforts. Several publishers have responded to the call and are working with NLM to make their coronavirus-related articles discoverable and accessible through PMC and facilitate text mining and secondary analysis through machine-readable formats and licenses.
  • View the latest articles and research resources in the COVID-19 Resource Guide. 
Find COVID-19 Resources

The Northwestern COVID-19 Resource Guide is now available, containing the latest COVID-19 content, tools, data and relevant scholarly resources from a wide range of publishers and content providers curated by Galter Library. Use the “Suggest a Resource“ form to suggest tools, data aggregators, dashboards, etc., to include on the guide.

Preserve and Share

If you have questions about these or any other Galter Library services and resources, please reach out. Right now, email is the best way to contact us. Stay safe and healthy!

All resources and services remain uninterrupted at Galter Library and have transitioned to remote workflows. Learn more about how to access resources, services and classes.

 COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

NUCATS is maintaining a page that is compiling funding opportunities as they are released by the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies. 

Visit the NUCATS COVID-19 Funding Opportunities page.

 Institute for Global Health COVID-19 Resources

Northwestern's Institute for Global Health (IGH) is compiling a list of resources, including Northwestern, local, national and international resources. There is also a directory of resources for clinicians, travel restrictions, and a compilation of relevant media. 

Visit the site

 COVID-19 Bioethics Resources

IPHAM's Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities has developed a page for COVID-19 bioethic resources.

Visit the page.

 Curated Library of PubMed Papers on COVID-19

Sachin Shah, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco, did a deep dive into the COVID literature scanning 1300+ PubMed articles and put together what he thinks is a core group of papers for clinicians and medical educators.

The library is currently organized into the following sections:

  1. Core Clinical Epidemiological Studies
  2. Infections Diseases and Immunology
  3. Radiology
  4. Personal Protective Equipment and Occupational Health
  5. Pediatrics
  6. Niche, Miscellaneous
  7. Ethics
  8. Anesthesia Critical Care

View the library.

 COVID-19 Pandemic: Scientist Volunteer & Equipment Availability¬†form

Michael F. Wells, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard, has developed a simple form to create a national database of scientists located in the United States who are ready and willing to deploy their advanced skills, expertise, and access to reagents/equipment towards the fight against COVID-19 in their local communities.

"The goal is to distribute this database to organizations, state/county health officials, universities, and hospitals throughout the country looking for assistance in recruitment efforts as they scale up testing capacities. In other words, we are simultaneously centralizing by aggregating our nation’s talent pool into one database and de-centralizing by dispersing access of the database to those who can turn our energy into concrete action at the local level."

Size of list as of 03.24.20 at 8:15 AM: 6,400 scientists from 49 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH BOTH SCIENTISTS (TO FILL OUT THE FORM) AND HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS (TO GET ACCESS TO THE DATABASE).

Fill out the form

Request access to the database

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