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Resources by Topic: Public health

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Data in the United States
Series of data files with cumulative counts of coronavirus cases by state and county, over time. Based on data from state and local governments and health departments collected by the New York Times. Publicly available for noncommercial public use, with attribution. Requires technical and data expertise.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: New York Times
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Health Effects of the Coronavirus on the Farmworker Community
Webinar recording from March 19, 2020 discusses the potential risks for migrant farmworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights the migrant-specific risks such as lack of housing, legal status, healthcare access, and access to testing. Discusses measures to mitigate these risks.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Children in the Fields Campaign, Migrant Clinicians Network
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National Rural Stakeholder COVID-19 Briefing
Webinar recording from March 26, 2020 features rural partners from various government agencies discussing efforts pertaining to the COVID-19 crisis. Includes presentations from the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, the Federal Communications Commission, the Small Business Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Special Coding Advice During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Provides 11 coding scenarios designed to apply best coding practices, to help ensure that payors are applying flexibility to physicians providing care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes key changes to Medicare and telehealth regulations.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Medical Association
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Florida Association of Community Health Centers - Centralized FQHC Resources for COVID-19 Updates & Alerts
Offers links for updates and resources for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Florida, including information on state and national regulatory changes, as well as resources to support telehealth for FQHCs.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Florida Association of Community Health Centers
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information, Materials and Services for Those Who Work in the Agricultural Industry
Highlights information and resources pertaining to COVID-19 for those working in the agricultural industry. Features agriculture-specific information as well as general information guides in both English and Spanish.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health
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Genotyping and Subtyping Cryptosporidium To Identify Risk Factors and Transmission Patterns — Nebraska, 2015–2017
Examines the genetic diversity of Cryptosporidium in Nebraska, looking at the distribution of cases of cryptosporidiosis caused by Cryptosporidium parvum and Cryptosporidium hominis in rural and urban settings. Reports on rural cases due to animal exposures and urban cases in child care facilities.
Author(s): Brianna K. Loeck, Caitlin Pedati, Peter C. Iwen, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(12), 335-338
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Occupancy Rates in Rural and Urban Hospitals: Value and Limitations in Use as a Measure of Surge Capacity
Compares the acute care and intensive care unit occupancy rates between rural and urban hospitals. Presents state-by-state and national data. Explores the challenges of using this data to identify surge capacity in preparation of an increase in patient volume due to COVID-19.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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The Emergency Preparedness Research Evaluation & Practice (EPREP) Program Toolkits
A list of evidence-based resources and tools created for public health and healthcare professionals to use in their planning and response efforts. Includes sections on healthcare preparedness, preparedness evaluation, models for planning and training, emergency risk communication, and long-term care facilities. Includes toolkits relevant to the COVID-19 response.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Novel Coronavirus Resources
Collection of COVID-19-related websites and documents prepared by the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE), including technical assistance responses, infectious disease resources, and topic collections.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
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