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COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESOURCES

For the next five weeks (one per week), NYCCAP will be hosting a series of virtual town halls on topics related to COVID-19.  Each week, we'll be sending a detailed agenda.  Town halls will start at 7:00 pm ET.  Topics include:

April 23:  Outpatient Services/Partial Programs During COVID
April 30:  Training and Medical Education Issues During COVID
May 7:   Acute Care Services: ED, CL, Inpatient During COVID
May 14:  OMH and NY State Response to COVID
May 21:  Peer Support/Psychological Support for Frontline During COVID
 
Below is list of resources to support the NYCCAP community during these distressing times. You are welcome to share the link with your colleagues, students, fellow health professional educators, and others. We are experiencing an unprecedented pandemic—at least during our lifetimes. As such, we must all take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of everyone.

PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC): Mental Health and Copiing During COVID-19:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html
 
Office of Mental Health:
https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/
 
AMA Resources:
Small Practice:  Fact Sheet
Implement Telehealth:  Comprehensive Playbook
Omar Maniya, MD, MBA: NY Epicenter insights (video interview)
What's next in the summer/fall:  How to prepare
 
 
Free access to Headspace Plus through 2020 for U.S. Healthcare Professionals:
https://www.headspace.com/covid-19
 
New York State Psychiatric Assn (NYSPA) creates volunteer mental health hotline to help with Coronavirus crisis. To volunteer, professionals are asked to complete a survey at: health.ny.gov/assistance.

NAMI: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources:
https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf


CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Kelly Stays Home by Lauren Block, MD, MPH and Adam E. Block, PhD
A FREE e-book to teach kids about the science of COVID-19. This by far is an innovative approach to combine health science, education, and respect for the stressors and thoughts our young ones are facing in processing the unprecident nature of today’s world.
 
SUPPORT: Emotional needs of children, families, students, and communities navigating new life circumstances:
 
Talking to Children about Coronavirus (COVID-19):
 
Resources for Children and Families to Cope with COVID-19:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_R8YqOAtINEDJcM9JRT-yM6BIZbcc5VRJ5U2jAvZrl0/edit?invite=COGltMoH&ts=5e7b94d8 
 
Northwell: Talking to Kids About Coronavirus:
 
Child Mind Institute:  Supporting Families During COVID-19:
https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/
 
The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds:  7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic:
 
COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities:
 
NCTSN: Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):
./docs/Parent-caregiver_guide-helping_families_cope_w_COVID.PDF 
 
On Our Sleeves:  Behavioral Health Resources For Coronavirus
https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/giving/on-our-sleeves/find-help/tools-for-you/coronavirus
 
COVID-19 Social Story:
 
National Center for PTSD:  Managing Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak

Children's Mercy Kansas City:  Social Distancing with a Plan Family Toolkit:
 
Data and Telephone Plans in Response to COVID:
 
1. Sprint: Effective 3/18/2020:
  • Providing unlimited data for 60 days to customers with metered data plans;
  • Giving 20 GB of free mobile hotspot to customers with hotspot-capable devices
2. AT&T: Waiving data overage fees for kids K-12, for the next 60 days (as of March 13, 2020), they won’t terminate service and will waive late payment fees of any wireless, home phone, or broadband residential or small business customer due to an inability to pay their bill as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. They are also waiving domestic wireless plan overage charges for data, voice, or text for residential or small business wireless customers incurred because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic.

3. Spectrum: Call (844) 579-3743 for more information and to enroll
  • Waiving data overage fees for kids K-12;
  • Offering free internet services to qualifying homes with students.
  • Opened its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint forpublic use. A map of Charter’s Wi-Fi hotspots is available here: https://www.spectrum.com/wifi-hotspots.html Enter your address or zoom in to view street-level locations of indoor/outdoor hotspots.
4. Comcast:
  • Free Xfinity WiFi hotspots - visit www.xfinity.com/wifi for more info
  • All customers receiving unlimited data plan for 60 days at no additional charge, no disconnect or late fees;
  • Internet Essentials Free to new customers for 60 days (regular cost = $9.95/mo) for any qualifying low-income households
5. Verizon wireless is adding: