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Healthy Aging in a Pandemic World: What Older Adults and Caregivers Need to Know Now
Since the pandemic began, older adults have seen many changes in their lives, health and relationships. This resource identifies how to recognize changes and provides information on the Eldercare Locator that helps older adults, caregivers and families find local services that help address those changes.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 16 2022 9:51AM  
Efficacy of Antibodies and Antiviral Drugs against Omicron BA.2.12.1, BA.4, and BA.5 Subvariants
Read this article in the New England Journal of Medicine to learn how the drugs developed to treat the virus that causes COVID-19 works, especially against the five sublineages of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.
Web link    Date Added: 07/31/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 29 2022 2:39PM  
COVID-19: FDA Authorizes Pharmacists to Prescribe PAXLOVID with Certain Limits
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for PAXLOVID for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in certain adults and pediatric patients at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death. On July 6, the FDA revised the EUA to let pharmacists prescribe and dispense PAXLOVID to eligible patients without seeing a doctor or other clinician.
Web link    Date Added: 07/14/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 14 2022 12:56PM  
COVID-19 Vaccination Change Package for Health Care Teams
Health care professionals from all care settings are encouraged to use the resources listed in this change package to help care for patients at risk of contracting COVID-19.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/28/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 6 2022 2:43PM  
Mississippi COVID-19 Home Test Reporting
If you or a family member has a new positive test result for COVID-19 found with a home test kit, please use the online form the Mississippi State Department of Health developed to help track COVID-19 in Mississippi.
Web link    Date Added: 06/15/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 15 2022 5:45PM  
Podcast: The Science Behind Vaccines and Herd Immunity
What is herd immunity or community immunity? Both phrases mean the same thing. The strategy behind the phrases is to make sure there are enough people in the community who are either not able to catch a disease or not able to spread the disease so that the disease dies out. Listen to this podcast with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, and Clifford Moy, MD, the behavioral health medical director at TMF, to learn more.
Podcast    Date Added: 05/24/2022    Date Last Modified: May 24 2022 8:47AM  
Podcast: The Science Behind Vaccines and Immunity
How does the body defend against infections? How can vaccines improve immunity? Listen to this podcast with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, and Clifford Moy, MD, the behavioral health medical director at TMF, to learn more.
Podcast    Date Added: 05/24/2022    Date Last Modified: May 24 2022 8:50AM  
Podcast: The Science Behind Vaccines and Why We Vaccinate
We know that when you get a vaccination, it stimulates the production of antibodies. Vaccinations help train our bodies to defend against infectious agents. Listen to this podcast with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, and Clifford Moy, MD, the behavioral health medical director at TMF, to learn more.
Podcast    Date Added: 05/24/2022    Date Last Modified: May 24 2022 8:44AM  
Flyer: Is It Allergies or Something Else?
You may be confused about whether your symptoms are truly allergy related, flu or symptoms of an infection like COVID-19. This flyer helps distinguish the differences.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/12/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 20 2022 3:46PM  
Q&A: Resistance to COVID-19 Booster Vaccines
TMF's Nursing Home team lists some common concerns that people give for not receiving a COVID-19 booster, followed by reasons why receiving the booster is important.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 16 2022 4:10PM  
COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies: FDA Authorized Bebtelovimab
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the emergency use of the monoclonal antibody bebtelovimab for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients when they meet certain criteria.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/18/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 18 2022 4:37PM  
Fuel Versus Friction Tip Sheet
This communication tool offers fuel-based interventions intended to increase vaccine uptake and friction-based interventions that respond to hidden barriers that hold people back from vaccination.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 16 2022 2:56PM  
Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19
The Food and Drug Administration has not authorized or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals.
Web link    Date Added: 02/01/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 1 2022 6:16PM  
FDA: Multilingual COVID-19 Resources
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created fact sheets in multiple languages for patients that provide more information about the three different COVID-19 vaccines that are administered in the United States.
Web link    Date Added: 09/30/2021    Date Last Modified: Sep 28 2021 6:04PM  
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Learn how to apply for funeral assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for funeral expenses after the death of a loved one from COVID-19.
Web link    Date Added: 09/28/2021    Date Last Modified: Sep 28 2021 5:29PM  
COVID-19 Update: The Delta Variant
Read this update on COVID-19 and the delta variant from Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, and Clifford Moy, MD, behavioral health medical director at TMF Health Quality Institute. Share this information with your patients, residents, co-workers, families, friends and your community to help educate everyone on what they can do to reduce infections and hospitalizations.
Web link    Date Added: 08/16/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 16 2021 2:24PM  
Seniors Better Prepared for Hurricanes and Other Emergencies with the Red Cross (English)
Listen to this TMF Quality Innovation Networks' webinar recording, featuring Ylda Farré-Rigau, EdD, an American Red Cross Community Volunteer Leader and former professor at The University of Puerto Rico, to learn three steps for seniors to follow to be better prepared for emergencies.
Video    Date Added: 07/28/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 3 2021 3:48PM  
Vaccine Equity and Trust Podcast
Listen to this podcast from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to hear two interviews with experts whose work straddles the lines between medicine, community outreach and health communications. Learn about initiatives in Central Texas that are helping to educate people about the COVID-19 vaccines and gain their trust.
Podcast    Date Added: 07/06/2021    Date Last Modified: Jul 6 2021 11:38AM  
COVID-19 Zone Tool
If you or someone you know believes they may have been infected with COVID-19, use this zone tool to help decide when to see a medical professional and how to take care of yourself at home while recovering.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/03/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 24 2022 3:34PM  
Minority Health Videos About Vaccine Safety
The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity has released two videos that speak to the importance of COVID-19 vaccines, how communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and how it is important to get vaccinated to protect themselves and loved ones from the virus. The videos are available in English and Spanish.
Video    Date Added: 02/26/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:30PM  
Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Download this tip sheet from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to learn how you can support children in managing their responses to infectious disease outbreaks.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 10/22/2020    Date Last Modified: Oct 22 2020 5:13PM  
Be PREPARED: Take Control
PREPARE for your care offers tips and planning guides to help make a medical plan that will help you, your family, friends and your medical providers.
Web link    Date Added: 05/13/2020    Date Last Modified: May 13 2020 5:15PM  
COVID-19 and HIPAA: Disclosures to law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders and public health authorities
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights lists answers to questions about COVID-19 and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule disclosures in this document.
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
See the VA Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) web page for COVID-19-related information.
Web link    Date Added: 04/27/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 27 2020 12:11PM  
COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities
American Association on Health and Disability provides COVID-19 resources for people with disabilities.
Web link    Date Added: 04/27/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 27 2020 12:09PM  
Administration for Community Living Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Administration for Community Living Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Web link    Date Added: 04/27/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 27 2020 6:45PM  
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information
SAMHSA recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation and is providing the following guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities and states across the country.
Web link    Date Added: 04/27/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:13AM  
COVID-19: Video-Based Telehealth Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients
The National Association of the Deaf provides COVID-19 Telehealth guidelines for deaf and hard of hearing patients.
Web link    Date Added: 04/21/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 22 2020 10:52PM  
Activities to Fill Our Time While at Home
This one-page tip sheet lists creative ideas for patients to do while at home.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/18/2020    Date Last Modified: Aug 19 2020 10:19AM  
Fun Activities to Do with Kids at Home
This one-page guide gives patients and health care professionals creative ideas to keep their kids engaged and limit screen time.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/17/2020    Date Last Modified: Aug 19 2020 10:22AM  
Tips on how to talk to kids about COVID-19
This one-page handout provides parents tips on how to talk to kids about the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/17/2020    Date Last Modified: Aug 19 2020 10:30AM  
Are you feeling anxious or scared?
This handout for patients lists tips to help take care of your body and address worries and anxiety.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/17/2020    Date Last Modified: Aug 19 2020 10:24AM  
Tips to Support Patients Who are Afraid, Anxious or Stressed
This handout gives your patients tips to care for their bodies and tips they can follow to address their worries and anxiety.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/16/2020    Date Last Modified: Mar 24 2022 3:23PM  
Managing Loneliness During COVID-19 Isolation
This handout for patients shares ideas for staying connected and healthy during social isolation. This handout includes a list of recommendations for how to take care of your emotions and body, how to stay in touch with others and warning signs to be aware of.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/16/2020    Date Last Modified: Aug 19 2020 10:28AM  
Mask Wearing 101 Video: How to Use and Re-Use a Face Mask
This five-minute video offers a step-by-step mask-wearing how-to, along with some do's and dont's.
Video    Date Added: 04/15/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 9:15AM  
Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19 When Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities
Follow the CDC's do's and don'ts to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 in parks and recreation areas.
Web link    Date Added: 04/13/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:08AM  
Helping Primary Care Physicians Respond to COVID-19
Aledade created a website with the latest information that practices need to know to take care of their patients.
Web link    Date Added: 04/10/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2020 10:54AM  
COVID-19 Medicare Scam Alert
The Social Security Administration is warning Medicare beneficiaries that scammers may try to use this pandemic to steal their Medicare number, banking information or other personal data.
Web link    Date Added: 04/09/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 5:33PM  
Chronic Disease and COVID-19: What You Need to Know
Here are tips and information from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors to protect yourself and your family.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/08/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:41AM  
Webinar -- Burnout and Crises: Joy in the Face of Chaos
April 16, 2020, webinar by TMIT Research.
Web link    Date Added: 04/06/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 12:47PM  
Texas Case Counts: COVID-19 Dashboard
Updated numbers from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Web link    Date Added: 04/03/2020    Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 3:50PM  
COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
This guide is published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/01/2020    Date Last Modified: May 12 2020 2:42PM  
COVID-19 Zone Tool (U.S. Spanish)
If you or someone you know believes they may have been infected with COVID-19, use this zone tool to help decide when to see a medical professional and how to take care of yourself at home while recovering.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/28/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 24 2022 3:35PM