Thic column has general information about the novel coronavirus along with info that health care providers and others will find useful. Note that many of these resources have even more resources! The same is true for the other columns.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) regularly has new information. Here are a few.
ACOG Briefing, Providing Safe Maternity Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic: What the Evidence Tells Us and How Congress Can Help (this is a recording of the briefing held on April 16, 2020)
American Public Health Association (APHA) also regularly has new information. These are some we think are helpful.
APHA and Public Health Awakened, Crowdsourcing Resources "on all things COVID-19, including MCH"
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, COVID-19 Resource Page
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, UMN, Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center
Center for Women's Mental Health:
Psychiatric Disorders Across the Female Lifespan (5-week course starting in June)
Center of Excellence in MCAH, COVID-19 Information Repository
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regularly posts new and updated information. Here are some we find useful.
CDC has launched a new Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has many useful resources on its Current Emergencies page. More from CMS:
Child Trends is another place with some good info. Start here:
Supporting Clients in Under-resourced Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic (has a nice tip sheet)
Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has several articles on Virtual Case Management During COVID-19. This is just one.
DHHS, Telehealth: Health Care from the Safety of Our Homes has information for patients and providers
Georgetown Center for Children and Families, many resources including information on MCH Medicaid policy; click here.
HealthDay, Follow COVID- 19 on the Live Blog
Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), Private Health Coverage of COVID-19 Key Facts and Issues
You'll find many related topics on the KFF website. Here's an example of one more:
Kresge Foundation, Live Updates: COVID-19 resources from our partners and community
March of Dimes, Web Content on COVID-19 with links to CDC
MCH Navigator, National MCH Workforce Development Center, MCH Mini-Course in Resiliency and Adaptive Leadership
Maternal Mental Health Now offers consultation and support to perinatal mental health providers
MedPage Today regularly has good articles about COVID-1. We show the ones we think are the most useful or relevant.
Motherhood Center of New York is offering COVID-19 related webinars
National Association of Community Health Workers, COVID-19 Resources - NACHW
National Center for Families Learning, Breaking Down the CARES Act
Postpartum Support International, Teletherapy & Perinatal Mental Health - a new series to support mental health providers transitioning to virtual services
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine is hosting a series of online learning opportunities for obstetric providers
The Atlantic, How the Pandemic Will End
Today, "How Far a Cough Spreads" (Video)
Vox is another resource that has new information on a regular basis. We post some that we find interesting here,
WebMD continuously has new resources. We're posting the ones we think are the most useful, helpful or just plain interesting!
Creating a Healthy Home Office (video)
Myths and Facts about COVID-19 (video)
World Health Organization, Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
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This column contains material relating to pregnancy and breastfeeding plus some for new moms. As in the other columns, many of these resources have more resources in them!
Are pregnant women more susceptible to COVID-19? Currently, there is no scientific information that states susceptibility of pregnant women to COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the immunologic and physiologic changes that pregnant women experience might make them more susceptible to respiratory infections that could include COVID-19. It is important that pregnant women engage in normal preventive measures to avoid infections, such as hand washing and avoiding encountering people who are sick.
Transmission through Breastmilk. Currently, there is no evidence of the coronavirus being found in breastmilk or about the transmission of the virus through breastmilk. A mother with confirmed COVID-19 or who is possibly symptomatic should take all precautions to avoid spreading the virus to her infant, including washing her hands before touching the infant and wearing a face mask, if possible, while breastfeeding.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) published a "Practice Advisory" on COVID-19 on March 13, 2020, in which they state, "Currently available data on COVID-19 does not indicate that pregnant women are at increased risk." Later in the document, it states, "There are rare exceptions when breastfeeding or expressed breast milk is not recommended." Here is the link for this detailed resource paper: https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Practice-Advisories/Practice-Advisory-Novel-Coronavirus2019
The American Academy of Pediatrics has an article dated March 16, 2020, titled, "COVID-19 less severe in children than adults: study." Click here: https://www.aappublications.org/news/2020/03/16/coronavirus031620
Link to the materials for the March 12, 2020, CDC webinar with information on COVID-19 as it relates to pregnant women: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2020/callinfo_031220.asp
4th Trimester Project, Coronavirus for New Moms
ACOG, Joint Statement (ACOG and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine): Recent Developments Regarding COVID-19 and Pregnant Women
ACOG Joint Statement (ACOG, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Nurse Midwives and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine), Patient-Centered Care for Pregnant Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Baby Basics book: The What to Expect Project wants to help and knows that the Baby Basics books are a great resource. Click here to order books. If you need assistance to pay by check, call 646-306-2116
Before and Beyond, Getting Pregnant - or Not - DUring the Time of Coronavirus
Bloom Foundation, The Mom Support Group (virtual peer-to-peer support group)
California Preterm Birth Initiative, COVID-19 Guidelines for Providers and Pregnant People
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have lots of great resources besides the ones listed above. Here are just a few:
This one is from the Bureau of Primary Care, Health Resources & Services Administration:
Evidence-Based Birth, Birthing in the Time of COVID-19 (This is a video on options during COVID-19)
Group Peer Support offers virtual support groups with different themes
March of Dimes, New Moms Need Blog:
March of Dimes, COVID-19: Things to Know if You're Pregnant
March of Dimes hosts a weekly Facebook Series, Healthy Moms, Strong Babies
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has good info. that gets updated regularly. Start here; each one has more links to check out:
Motherhood Center's Virtual Day Treatment Program (for expecting or postpartum moms)
Motherhood Collective offers short videos (2-10 minutes) on topics related to COVID-19
MotherToBaby, COVID-19 in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding (links to specific articles)
Postpartum Support International offers weekly online support meetings
Scientific American, Keeping Pregnant Women Safe During the Pandemic
Smart Mother's Guide, Five Things Pregnant Women Should Know about the Coronavirus
What to Expect, What to Know about Corinavirus If You're Pregnant
What to Expect Project has all sorts of helpful coronavirus-related articles. Click here to go to their Coronvirus News page. Here's one example: Coronavirus and Breastfeeding: What Nursing Moms Should Know about COVID-19
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This column is sorted by different populations or categories of interest. Once again, many of these resources have many more resources, so we encourage you to click away!
CHILDREN (A = Activities to do with the kids; G = General information about COVID-19 and kids)
(A) Amazing Educational Resources, comprehensive and ever growing list for parents to use while home schooling or to manage cabin fever
(G) American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), COVID-19 Less Severe in Children than Adults: Study
(G) AAP, Professional resources and news (updated regularly with new articles)
(G) American Heart Assiociation/Voices for Kids: Coronavirus Resources You Can Use
(G) Annie E. Casey Foundation, Tips to Help Young Parents Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic
(A) Camp Corona: click this link for virtual activities, online learning and more
(G) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 and Children
(A) CDC, Coping After a Disaster - A Ready Wrigley activity book for children age 3-10
(A) Chameleon, a game for kids older than 13
(G) Early Childhood Development Action Network, resources, action statements and more; click here.
(G) HealthDay, Stomach Ills May Signal COVID-19 in Kids
(A) Houseparty, a face-to-face social connection
(A) Marco Polo, a app to stay in touch with families and friends
(G) MedPageToday, Are Kids Still Getting Their Shots? (Quiz on this and other topics, some COVID-19 related and some not)
(G) National Association of School Psychologists, Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19
(A) National Center for Fathering, COVID Cabin-Fever? 10 Ways to Connect with Your Kids
(A) NHSA, Resource List for Kids & Children
(G) Nonprofit Quarterly, The Childcare Crisis: To Reopen, We Must Recommit
(G) Online Counseling Programs, Ultimate Guide to Mental Health and Education Resources for KIds and Teens
(G) Positive Parenting Newsfeed has several resources; most include videos, some are in Spanish:
(A) Rotterdam Orchestra, Beethoven's 9th Played from their Homes
(A) Many of America's and the world's finest orchestras have composed a video of the musicians playing from their homes. Kids might find it really interesting to see how this is done. Put any orchestra's name into your search engine and see if they have a video. Here's one more to get you started: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
(A) Throw Throw Burrito - for 2-6 players, ages 7+
(G) Zero to Three has many resources; check them out here.
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA (this gets updated periodically), FORHP FAQs for COVID-19
National Conference on State Legislatures, podcast, COVID-19: Health Care in Rural America
Rural Health Information Hub, Rural Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019
The Daily Yonder has many articles. Start here.
US Department of Agriculture, Federal Rural Resource Guide
Men's Health, I'm Raising a Newborn in Self-Isolation
AT-RISK POPULATIONS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
American Public Health Association (APHA), COVID-19 Guidance for At-Risk Populations
Community Health Sciences School of Public Health, UIC, When Home Does Not Offer Shelter: Partner Violence in the Time of Pandemics
New York Times, A New COVID-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide
Audible Classic Books (good classics for free and for all ages!)
Banff Mountain Film Festival, free series of this year's winners; click here
Corepower Yoga is offering free virtual classes
Google's Arts & Cultures team's virtual tour of some of America's most beautiful national parks; click here
Half Baked Harvest for great recipes - or just look at the photos of beautiful food!
MedPage Today, Staying Sane and Current on COVID-19
National Alliance on Mental Illness, How to Protect Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak
New York Times, Eco-therapeutic Meditation in 10 Steps
Open offers pay-what-you-can virtual meditation classes
Patrick McKeown's Coronavirus Free Breathing Exercises
Succulent Studios mails you succulents for easy gardening
WebMD has good information. Here are some to start:
Slideshow: Coronavirus Quarantine: Healthy Actions to Help You Feel Better
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