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Community-Based Organizations COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit
Resources and information to help organizations that serve communities impacted by COVID-19 share information on vaccination. Includes key messages, answers to frequently asked questions, a presentation slide deck, posters and flyers, newsletter content, social media messages, and more.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars
Up-to-date guidance for clinicians from subject matter experts on key emergency preparedness and response topics. Many recent calls are focused on COVID-19 vaccination and related concerns. Slides and webinar recordings for past COCA calls are available.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
Provides county-by-county data on the risk level related to COVID-19 of attending an event, given the event size and location. Covers events from 10 to 5,000 potential attendees.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University
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Key Considerations for Counties in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans
Resources and information to help counties plan for an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Lists state distribution plans, as well as background information and resources on the vaccines, distribution planning, state and local coordination, and more. Offers a summary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations and key considerations for counties.Includes state-level data vaccine doses distributed and administered.
Additional links: NACo Brief: Legislative Summary of CDC Playbook
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Alaska COVID-19 Information Hub
Presents regularly updated data on the COVID-19 pandemic in Alaska. Features reports, FAQs, and interactive maps detailing COVID-19 data.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
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CDC COVID Data Tracker
Provides access to maps, charts, and data from the CDC on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and issues related to COVID-19. Includes data on cases, deaths, and hospitalizations for each county and cases and deaths nationally for metropolitan compared to nonmetro counties. Also covers many other topics at the state and national level, including vaccination, testing, demographics, emergency department visits, and more.
Additional links: COVID-19 Integrated County View, Trends in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in the United States, by County-level Population Factors
Date: 03/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Coronavirus Resources for Local Health Departments
Provides access to county-level data related to the impact of COVID-19 to inform local public health department planning. Includes case counts, trends over time, hospital bed counts, health insurance coverage, and more.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of County and City Health Officials
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): County Response Efforts & Priorities
Resources and information to help counties and the hospitals and public health departments they support address COVID-19.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: COVID-19
Public health resources and information addressing COVID-19 issues. Includes state and territorial COVID-19 emergency declarations, elective medical procedure guidance, and testing prioritization guidance.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania - COVID-19 Resources
Highlights resources and information pertaining to the COVID-19 crisis for Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems. Features information on testing, treatment, and supplies.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
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