During this coronavirus pandemic, the NNED wants to ensure that its members are informed about federal financial support programs for individuals and small businesses that may be economically impacted, upcoming events in regards to COVID-19, and the latest articles and studies on COVID-19. These programs have been renewed with additional funding and guidance.
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources:
- COVID-19 Vaccines: How Do We Know They Are Safe?
- Nearly All COVID Deaths in the U.S. Are Now Among Unvaccinated – June 29, 2021
- Ask a Doctor: Do I Really Need to Get a COVID Vaccine? (HHS)
- Ask a Doctor: Why Do Young, Healthy People Need a COVID-19 Vaccine? (HHS)
- 8 Things To Know About the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program (Vaccines.gov)
- Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccination (CDC)
- What To Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine (CDC)
- COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Public Meetings and Materials (HHS)
- HHS Trusted Voices on COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance:
- Morehouse School of Medicine National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) – The NCRN is created for community, by community to ensure the diverse needs of our nation are understood and addressed. The NCRN collaborates with non-profits, corporate companies, academic institutions, health centers, hospital systems, faith-based organizations, and federal agencies to provide critical culturally relevant resources to communities who are experiencing the greatest negative outcomes from the Coronavirus Pandemic.
- HHS Leadership COVID-19 Q&A Excerpts – With the disproportionate impact from the COVID-19 pandemic among racial and ethnic minority and American Indian/Alaska Native communities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) leadership has responded to several questions addressing various issues in media interviews, public town halls and press conferences, and other virtual events. In an effort to provide substantive questions and credible responses for clinicians, providers, partners and stakeholders, HHS Office of Minority Health has compiled the following excerpts of HHS leadership’s responses related to COVID-19 and vaccines.
- The COVID-19 Community Corps – The HHS COVID-19 public education campaign is a national initiative to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures such as mask wearing and social distancing. Through a nationwide network of trusted messengers and consistent, fact-based public health messaging, the campaign helps the public make informed decisions about their health and COVID-19, including steps to protect themselves and their communities.
- The Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. EIDL proceeds can be used to cover a wide array of working capital and normal operating expenses, such as continuation to health care benefits, rent, utilities, and fixed debt payments. This loan will provide economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Apply ASAP as there is a funding cap.
- The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund – is providing providers who bill Medicare fee-for-service in order to provide financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds are allocated proportional to providers’ share of 2018 patient revenue. Applications are currently open for Phase 2 General Distribution funding for Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), dental providers, and certain Medicare providers. Applications are due November 6, 2020.
- Lifeline – is a federal program that helps lower the cost of monthly phone or Internet service for low-income consumers. Lifeline is especially important during the pandemic to help Americans connect to loved ones, telework, search for jobs, and participate in remote learning and telehealth.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – is continuously providing support and resources to citizens across America. Stay connected and up to date on the latest guidance and resources provided by the SBA.
- The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. PPP Second Draw Loans beginning January 13, 2021 for certain businesses who have previously received a PPP loan. SBA offered PPPloans until May 31, 2021. President Biden announced program changes to make access to PPP loans more equitable.
- Jul 12 – National ACT Virtual Meetings to Address Impact of COVID-19
- Jul 22 – Grief in the Time of COVID-19: Loss, Connection, and Hope
Articles and Studies:
- Mental Health and Substance Use Considerations Among Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Addressing Health Disparities Looms Large in COVID Era
- CDC MMWR Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 24–30, 2020
- COVID-19 Mental Stress Hits Latinxs More
- Addressing Racial Health Disparities in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Immediate and Long-Term Policy Solutions
- This Might Be Your Most Important Flu Shot Ever
- COVID-19 Questions and Answers: For People Who Use Drugs or Have Substance Use Disorder
- TheMapTruth COVID-19 Social Justice Guide
- COVID-19 Community Response: Emerging Themes Across Sentinel Communities
- Webinar Series on COVID-19 and the Opioid Epidemic by the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies and Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse
- COVID-19 and Anxiety
- Turning Anger Into Action: Minority Students Analyze COVID Data on Racial Disparities
- COVID-19’s Tragic Effect on American Indians: A State-by-State Analysis
- A Native American Clinic Gives Doses of Cultural Healing During COVID-19
- Latinx Americans Face Greater Mental Health, Economic Challenges From COVID-19
- Skepticism in Black, Latinx Communities About COVID-19 Vaccines, but Women of Color Can Help Swing the Momentum
- The Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Kids’ Mental Health
- Policy Experts Discuss Supporting Young People of Color’s Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Telemedicine Was Mostly Used for Mental Health When COVID-19 First Hit
- O’ahu’s Unsheltered Homeless Count Adjusts to COVID-19
- Black Americans Especially Affected by Pandemic Racism
- How To Support Asian American Colleagues Amid the Recent Wave of Anti-Asian Violence
- Black Nurses Struggle With Mental Health Support While Battling COVID-19
- Mental Health ‘Epidemic’ Threatens Communities of Color Amid COVID-19
- The Toll of COVID-19 on Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities in the U.S.
- It’s Okay Not To Be Okay During A Pandemic: COVID Coping Strategies for Children in Tribal Communities
- ‘Asian-American Businesses Are Dealing With Two Viruses’: Reeling From Racist Incidents, Many Are Hurting Mentally and Financially During COVID-19
- The Impact of COVID-19 on San Diego’s Refugee Community
- Early Data Shows Significant Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
- Nearly 75% Of LGBTQ+ People Say COVID-19 Has Harmed Their Mental Health
- Mass Shootings Add to Mental Health Issues Already Affected By COVID-19
This page will be updated on a regular basis. Last updated July 8, 2021.