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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to add anything.
Chicago COVID-19 Resource Repository (open to edit)
IPHAM's Center for Community Health & Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) have intitiated 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
- People with Substance Use Disorders
- Free entertainment/culture
- Other Resources
Chicago COVID Coalition
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
Published research & op-eds by Northwestern researchers
- "Supporting the Health Care Workforce During the COVID-19 Global Epidemic"
by James G. Adams, MD; Ron M. Walls, MD
March 12, 2020. Viewpoint in JAMA.
- "First known person-to-person transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the USA"
by Isaac Ghinai, MBBS, et al
March 13, 2020. Article in the Lancet.
- "Social distancing puts most vulnerable for health disparities at risk"
by Erin Talati Paquette, MD, JD, MBe
March 16, 2020. Opinion in The Hill.
- "What if Two COVID-19 Victims Need Ventilators and Just One Is Available?"
by Rupali Gandhi, MD & Angira Patel, MD
March 16, 2020. Opinion in Scientific American.
- "Commentary: Our resilience and empathy will carry us through this coronavirus crisis"
by Morton Schapiro, PhD, President of Northwestern University
March 17, 2020. Opinion in the Chicago Tribune.
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.
- Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children
- Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
- Taking Care of Your Emotional Health (Also in Spanish)
- COVID-19 FAQS FOR KIDS
Source: Children’s National
- Podcast: Stress and anxiety in the time of COVID-19 (recorded 3/11/20)
Source: Harvard Medical School
- Talking With Children: TIPS FOR CAREGIVERS, PARENTS, AND TEACHERS DURING INFECTIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAKS
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
- Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer: Use at Home, at Play, and Out and About.
- Patients with chronic health conditions: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information for patients with chronic health conditions
Source: British Columbia Children’s Hospital
- Template for schools to send home to parents to coach them on talking to kids about Coronavirus
Source: International School Counselor Association
Videos for Kids
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus from NPR modified for Scarlett Middle School
- How to wash your hands! Brain-Pop Videos on many related topics
Parental Resources for Child Stress/Anxiety
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (coronavirus): A Parent Resource
Source: National Association of School Psychologists
Guidance for School Administrators
- Interim Guidance for Administrators of U.S. Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- School Information
- Educators Well-being Tips
- Comprehensive Table of Scientific Information for School Counselors
Source: International School Counselor Association
Mental Health and COVID-19
- Video for parents talking to kids about CoronaVirus
- Ways to Cope with Coronavirus-anxiety
- Serious Mental Health Concerns and Coronavirus
- Mindfulness for Young Children (snow globe/1 minute)
- Mindfulness for Parents (1 minute)
- Websites for Technology Use while students are at home - what might be good screen time?
- Podcast: NPR - What parents need to know
- What to do with kids/social distancing at home
Coronavirus & Chronic Conditions
The Galter Health Sciences Library has developed a COVID-19 GalterGuide that provides library instructional content and expert-recommended subject resources.
Visit the COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources GalterGuide.
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.
COVID-19 Bioethics Resources
IPHAM's Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities has developed a page for COVID-19 bioethic resources.
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:
- Core Clinical Epidemiological Studies
- Infections Diseases and Immunology
- Pesonal Protective Equipment and Occupational Health
- Niche, Miscelleneous
- Anesthesia Critical Care
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).