In this challenging and unprecedented time, Detroit URC affiliated and linked partners continue to do vital work in Detroit and beyond to promote health equity, support collaborative research, and advocate for the most vulnerable. We send our gratitude to them, and to all of you who are working in collaboration to respond effectively to this pandemic. Here are some examples of resource compilations and reports from the ground that we hope will be of assistance:
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
- Greater Than COVID-19: Black and Latino health care workers answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines in short videos
- Key Researchers Behind the COVID-19 Vaccines: A factsheet about the scientists behind the mRNA vaccine.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Checking: Five commonly asked questions and answers about the COVID-19 vaccines, fact checked by the Seattle-King County health department.
- Learn More About the COVID-19 Vaccines: A clear and concise table with information on age eligibility, number of doses required, and common side effects of the three available COVID-19 vaccines.
- COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ Social Media Kit: Created by the National Institute of Health's Community Engagement Alliance, the social media kit includes easy-to-read graphics and pre-written captions. The graphics and captions are available in English and Spanish.
Mental Health Resources
- Pandemic Journaling Project: The goal is to make sure that ordinary people struggling through this pandemic have their voices heard, and their experiences remembered
- Managing election-related stress information: A guide containing some factors that may affect you during this election season and strategies to help address them
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): List of wellness tools, coping tips, and support groups
- COVID313.org: A guide for Detroit families put together by the City of Detroit, the Community Education Commission, and others
- Detroit Health Department: Dashboard of COVID Cases & Deaths and Dashboard of COVID Community Access indicators
Comprehensive Resource Lists
- Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposure and Disease (M-LEEaD) Center:Comprehensive list of local, regional, statewide, and international resources, including resources specifically tailored for advocating/organizing for vulnerable communities
- Poverty Solutions at U-M(disponible también en español): Compiled to help people make sense of the new resources becoming available as a result of the rapidly-changing federal, state, and local responses to the coronavirus outbreak
- COVID-19 Health Literacy Project: Get COVID-19 fact sheets translated into 30+ languages
- Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) Community Engagement COVID-19 Toolkit:MICHR’s Community Engagement (CE) program is thinking about the needs of our partners, particularly Michigan’s most vulnerable populations, and compiled this toolkit to help us face these challenges together.
- Move On Coronavirus Resource Hub: A comprehensive database that includes resources for counseling, financial aid, mental health, housing, etc.
- Michigan Community Resources COVID Legal News & Alerts: A compilation of reports and resources related to COVID for Michigan nonprofit organizations and community-based small businesses.
- Human Impact Partners Health Equity Policy Platform: Policies related to economic security, housing security, the criminal legal system, healthcare access, and COVID-19.
- University of Michigan School of Public Health:Up-to-date information from the U-M School of Public Health including video, media, and text resources.
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Several specific resource lists for event planners and those who plan to go out.
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) COVID-19 Disinformation Toolkit: Toolkit resource designed to help State, local, tribal and territorial officials bring awareness to misinformation, disinformation, and conspiracy theories appearing online related to COVID-19’s origin, scale, government response, prevention and treatment.Each product was designed to be tailored with local government websites and logos.
- NAACP Coronavirus Resources: Comprehensive list of advocacy and informational resources, including sections on African American community impact, health and employment resources, and information for youth, veterans, and small businesses.
- Organizing Against Systemic Racism During COVID-19: Resources designed to help public health, philanthropy, and other allied fields support our diverse communities’ shared goals for health, justice, racial equity, and liberation.
- Children's Defense Fund COVID-19 Action Center: Opportunities to take action and learn more about ending poverty and abolishing systemic barriers for Black children.
- Region V Public Health Training Center: COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness resources for Region V.
- Bridge Magazine Resource List: Statewide list of resources including mental health, food banks, and internet support organized by city/region.
- MI Safe Start Map: State of Michigan map that tracks the risk phases of COVID-19 indicators for different regions in the state.
- Resources for Undocumented Communities by state (in English and Spanish)
- Resources for Community-Engaged Research Partnerships During COVID-19 Pandemic: The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) at Northwestern University developed three resources to help community-academic research collaborations consider and address the impact of COVID-19 on health equity and their research projects and partnerships.
- Community Document for Sharing Ideas, Questions, & Resources on the same topic to facilitate open sharing of additional ideas and questions. Any one is able to add and share.
- Library for those engaged in building a gendered and community-level approach to improving mental wellbeing among men and boys. The Backpack offers tools to shape your journey, and connect with others engaged in or supporting similar upstream prevention work.
We will continue to update this as more resources become available. Sending healthy wishes to all.
Events & Webinars
|Saint Louis University Institute for Healing Justice and Equity||The Color of COVID||Webinar Series||slu.edu/research/research-institute/big-ideas/institute-for-healing-justice-and-equity/news-and-events/|
|Community-Campus Partnerships for Health||Communities in Partnership: Ensuring Equity in the Time of COVID-19||Webinar Series||ccphealth.org/covid-19-equity/|
|Trust for America's Health||COVID-19 and the Impact on Communities of Color: Our Nation's Inequities Exposed||Webinar Series||tfah.org/story/webinarseries/|
|American Public Health Association||Responding to COVID-19: A Science-Based Approach||Webinar Series||covid19conversations.org/|
|The Praxis Project||Community Centered Health Justice And Racial Equity - Organic Efforts Towards Health Equity-driven Policy and Practice||Archived Webinar||thepraxisproject.org/events-list/2020/webinar-equity-driven-policy-and-practice|
|American Public Health Association||Toward the 'New Normal' - Protecting Public Health as America Reopens||Archived Webinar||covid19conversations.org/|
|U-M Ford School||COVID-19: From epidemiology to equity||Archived Webinar||fordschool.umich.edu/|