Voices for Healthy Kids is fortunate to be connected to many great organizations on the front lines of helping individuals and communities manage through the coronavirus. We are committed to helping our grantees and partners navigate the impact of coronavirus, particularly those who live and work in underrepresented communities. We are collecting and disseminating new resources from organizations we work with across the country to help communities and families nationwide stay informed on the rapidly evolving pandemic.
We are updating this list often, so please bookmark this page.
Health Information & Expert Guidance
- American Heart Association: List of resources related to heart health and go-to pages from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the CDC.
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): Go-to national information source for the latest news, guidance, and resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): COVID-19 guidance for child care programs, schools and day camps
- First Nations Development Institute: COVID-19 resources and tools for Tribes and Tribal Communities.
- Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, Coronavirus Resource Center (updated daily)
- National Alliance for Hispanic Health: Bilingual information on the virus.
- National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH): Mental health and general COVID-19 resources to use and share with networks
- National Council of Urban Indian Health’s Coronavirus Resources Center (NCUIH): A Coronavirus Resource Center containing official correspondence, press releases, related legislation, fact sheets, news, and events.
- Safe Routes Partnership: Resources and information to help advance Safe Routes to School and active transportation during and after the pandemic
- Salud America: Content about what the situation means for Latino health equity and efforts to help vulnerable communities
- The National Indian Health Board COVID-19 Webpage (NIHB): Up-to-date resources, links, and policy and public health updates specifically for Tribes and Tribal Communities.
- Unidos: Tips to protect yourself and identify symptoms and a list of resources for more information.
- Unidos: Video series explaining COVID-19 relief for Latino families.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): Interactive map to help families find meals for kids during the COVID-19 emergency
- World Health Organization (WHO): Go-to international information sources for the latest news, guidance, and resources
We also recommend that you visit your state and local public health departments’ and local school district websites and social media pages for the latest guidance in your area.
Resources on Food Access
- Center for Food, Education and Policy, Teachers College at Columbia University: How school districts are feeding kids during closures
- Food Research & Action Center (FRAC): The FRAC Advocate’s Guide to the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) (July 2018)
- Food Research & Action Center (FRAC): a guide of nationwide child nutrition waivers during COVID-19 the crisis
- Healthy Food Healthy People Project: an index of local government policies to support food access during the COVID-19 pandemic
- No Kid Hungry: comparison of usual child nutrition program provisions vs. current flexibilities permitted in response to the Coronavirus
- No Kid Hungry: summary of current COVID-19 child nutrition program response nationwide waivers
Resources for Advocates, Schools, Early Care & Education Centers, and Parents
- Afterschool Alliance: COVID-19 considerations for the Afterschool Field
- Alliance for a Healthier Generation: Key resources to support families, educators, and employers.
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Tips to keep you and your family safe; prepare for school and early care and education centers closures; and reduce stigma. Also includes a list of resources.
- American Heart Association: Information about USDA waivers so that schools can continue to serve meals during closures.
- CASEL: Social and emotional learning resources during the COVID-19 epidemic.
- Center for Native American Youth: a Call For Response that encourages young leaders from throughout the country to share what they are doing to stay safe.
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: responding to the health and economic crisis of COVID-19
- ChangeLab Solutions: an online resource page with some of the best legal and policy resources to help communities navigate the varied needs that will evolve over the coming weeks and months.
- Child Care Aware of America: News and the latest information to help prepare families, child care providers and policymakers. Also includes ways to share your story or contact your Member of Congress.
- Child Care Aware of America: a state resource map that shows local resources on child care, health and social services, financial assistance, support for children with special needs, and more.
- Child Trends: recommendations to support and protect children’s emotional well-being during the pandemic.
- Community Catalyst: federal and state advocacy resources
- Education Week: Regularly updated map of school closures.
- HealthyChildren.org: a collection of articles in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic in both English and Spanish.
- Kaiser Family Foundation: provides the latest state-level data on COVID-19 cases, provider capacity and the various policy actions that states have taken to combat the crisis.
- March of Dimes: what you need to know about COVID-19’s impact on moms and babies.
- National Association of School Psychologists: How to Talk to Children about COVID-19
- Protecting Immigrant Families: Immigrant eligibility for public programs during COVID-19
- Safe Routes Partnership: Open Streets, Shared Streets, Healthy Streets—Creating Mobility and Physical Activity Solutions Now and for the Future (blog)
- Salud! America: Ideas for spreading kindness during the outbreak. Real stories from schools, companies, athletes, and every day people.
- YMCA: on-demand workout videos to stay physically and mentally healthy. No membership required!
Resources for Medicaid and CHIP Agencies
- Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, Center for Children and Families: Provides an overview that flexibilities Medicaid and CHIP agencies have in responding to COVID-19.
- Candid: a list of funds specifically established in the wake of coronavirus
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF): $50 million in immediate short-term relief to several national and community organizations to help some of the families and communities feeling the greatest strain under the COVID-19 health emergency.
- USDA FNS Disaster Assistance: FNS response to COVID-19 including information on SNAP and WIC waivers.
- American Heart Association May 15 Webinar: COVID-19: The Impact on Communities of Color
- American Heart Association May 19 Webinar: COVID-19: A Focus on the Impact in Appalachian & Rural Communities
- Center for Native American Youth: Tele-Native Youth Series that discusses everything from mental health to social distancing impacts on communities, led by Native youth for Native youth.
- Child Care Aware of America March 17 Webinar: How others are responding to the outbreak
- Child Care Aware of America March 25 Webinar: Mapping the Need for Child Care for Essential Workers during the Coronavirus Outbreak
- Child Care Aware of America March 26 Webinar: Empowering Family Child Care Providers in their Support of Children and Families During COVID-19
- Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) March 18 Webinar: Serving Students School Meals During COVID-19
- Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) March 19 Webinar: Serving Meals During COVID-19: Out-of-School-Time Partners
- NAACP March 15 Tele-Town Hall: COVID-19 potential impact on communities of color (recording)
- National Council on Urban and Indian Health March 25 Webinar: Updates and recommendations
- National Academy of Medicine and American Public Health Association: The Science of Social Distancing
- Philanthropy Roundtable April 8 Webinar: COVID Legislation and Relief Options for Grantees
- Skoll Indigenous Fellows and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Virtual session at Skoll Forum on COVID-19 in Indian Country — A Conversation with U.S. Indigenous Leaders
- UT-Arlington April 3 Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic in Texas and the Mexican Border
Voices for Healthy Kids and the communities where we work can be stronger and healthier by sharing information related to COVID-19. We are inspired by evidence of communities and individuals showing up for one another during this complicated time.
Do you have a resource you’d like to share with our larger network? Please email Reena.Singh@heart.org so that we can post it to this website.
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