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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  
Hope in the form of a vaccine (Video 11 minutes 59 seconds)
Do you have doubts about receiving a vaccine for COVID-19? Watch this video featuring Paul Carson, MD, an infectious disease physician and professor of practice in the Department of Public Health for North Dakota State University. In this video, Dr. Carson speaks to how traditional vaccines are developed and then describes how the current COVID-19 vaccine was able to be developed so much faster without loss of safety. Dr. Carson also discusses the risk of death related to COVID-19 compared to other mortality statistics.
Web link    Date Added: 12/31/2020    Date Last Modified: Jan 4 2021 9:01AM  
Combat COVID Portal
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in coordination with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Operation Warp Speed, has launched a central web portal, Combat COVID. This portal is a one-stop resource to help members of the public and doctors find information about the different stages of COVID-19, NIH-supported COVID-19 prevention and treatment clinical trials, and locations to donate plasma.
Web link    Date Added: 12/09/2020    Date Last Modified: Dec 9 2020 2:31PM  
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  
Coronavirus Testing Basics
Download this three-page document from the Food and Drug Administration to learn more about testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Web link    Date Added: 10/07/2020    Date Last Modified: Oct 7 2020 3:23PM  
Serious Adverse Health Events Associated with Methanol-based Hand Sanitizers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about certain hand sanitizers that have tested positive for methanol contamination.
Web link    Date Added: 07/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Jul 6 2020 5:29PM  
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.
Unknown item type    Date Added: 04/28/2020    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 11:48PM  
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  
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  
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: Aug 19 2020 10:32AM  
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