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Resources by Topic: Infectious diseases

COVID-19 Conversations - Responding to COVID-19: A Science-Based Approach
Webinar series in which experts in public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and other fields provide a scientific analysis of recent COVID-19 developments. Includes links to presentation slides, recordings, and transcripts addressing topics such as social distancing, crisis standards of care, health equity, and more.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: American Public Health Association, National Academy of Medicine
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Health Center COVID-19 Survey
Presents results from a national survey of health centers regarding COVID-19 patient testing and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on health center operations and health center staff. Examines testing rates and results by race and ethnicity. Includes survey results by state and territory.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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CMS Coronavirus Waivers & Flexibilities
Lists Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) waivers and flexibilities available to healthcare providers to ensure healthcare access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes blanket waivers and fact sheets for specific types of providers, as well as approved states' other coronavirus 1135 waivers.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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COVID-19 Information for Ag Workers
Highlights information and resources related to COVID-19 for farmers and farmworkers in the Great Plains region. Features resources and frequently asked questions about COVID-19.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
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Making Contact: A Training for COVID-19 Contact Tracers
Introductory online course available for health agencies to train new COVID-19 contact tracers. Includes state and local specific training on jurisdiction-specific protocols. Requires registration, but is freely accessible.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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COVID-19 Federal Funds Earmarked for Hospitals, Providers, and States
Provides an overview of federal funds allocated to hospitals, providers and states in response to COVID-19. Details the legislative source, amounts, and oversight required for each funding program.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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UMASH - COVID-19 Resources
Presents resources and information pertaining to COVID-19 for farmers and farmworkers in the Midwest. Features national and state-level information for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North and South Dakota. Includes resources for Spanish speakers.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center
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American Samoa - COVID-19 Information
American Samoa's main government website lists announcements and health advisories related to COVID-19.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Samoa Government
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Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services - Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Guam's response to COVID-19, including guidance for healthcare facilities and physicians, as well as data on COVID-19 cases.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Guam Department of Public Health & Social Services
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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
Outlines the funding allocated in the CARES Act to hospitals and healthcare providers for healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue due to COVID-19. Includes an overview of the specific allocations for rural providers and the Indian Health Service. Provides links to the terms and conditions and payment allocation methodologies for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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