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Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program: Too Early to Determine Effects of Allowing Recipients to Serve at For-Profit Facilities
Provides an overview of the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program as well as how the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) manages the program. Examines the effects of eliminating the restrictions on program participants working at for-profit facilities.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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COVID-19 Vaccine Education Effort
Video series addressing the efficacy and safety of the new vaccines, targeted to specific audiences including healthcare providers. Covers safety, availability, cost, side effects, vaccine administration, patient education, and more.
Additional links: Partner Toolkit
Date: 09/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Ad Council, COVID Collaborative
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COVID-19 State Emergency Response: Temporarily Suspended and Waived Practice Agreement Requirements
Provides information about temporary changes to regulations related to nurse practitioners' scope of practice, supervision, and protocol requirements in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and the Atlantic Territories. Features an interactive map showing full practice states, those that have waived or suspended some or all practice agreement requirements, and those that have taken no action.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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CMS Open Door Forum Podcast and Transcripts
Provides audio recordings and transcripts of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Door Forum calls since October 2016, including the Rural Health Open Door Forums and COVID-19 stakeholder calls.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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CDC: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Presents resources for emergency preparedness and response, including information on COVID-19. Features an information exchange, webinars, trainings, and other resources for healthcare professionals and first responders.
Additional links: En Español
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists
Tools and resources to help dentists respond to COVID-19. Includes information, news, and guidance related to vaccination, infection control, dental workforce safety, and practice management.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Dental Association
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COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Resource Center for Physicians
Tools and resources to help physicians respond to COVID-19, including information on vaccination, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Medical Association
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ASHP COVID-19 Resource Center
Resources to help pharmacists respond to COVID-19. Includes information on vaccination, treatment, and testing.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
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The EMS Compact
Information on the agreement enabling emergency medical service (EMS) personnel licensed in Compact member states to cross state borders to practice and work in other Compact states without getting an EMS license in the remote state. Describes ways in which this agreement may enhance communities' responses to COVID-19 when local resources are reduced. Includes a map showing locations of EMS Compact states and contact information for each member state's Compact Commissioner.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice
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Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Clinical management, patient education, and preparedness resources to help family physicians respond to COVID-19. Includes information on vaccination, payment, and telehealth.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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