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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. 

 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
  • 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

 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

 

 GalterGuide: COVID-19

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. 

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. Pesonal Protective Equipment and Occupational Health
  5. Pediatrics
  6. Niche, Miscelleneous
  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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