NIHCM Newsletter / April 2020

Links to Frequently Updated COVID-19 Information

To help you and your organizations find answers to questions concerning COVID-19, NIHCM is providing you with the following links to expert sources which are frequently updated. We will continually update this list.

Where can I find live updates on the global outbreak?

The World Health Organization (WHO) provides daily COVID-19 situation reports, news and recommendations for the public.

Johns Hopkins University and KFF are maintaining interactive web-based dashboards to visualize and track reported cases by country and by US states and counties in real time.

Where can I find the most up-to-date COVID-19 guidance from the US government?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides public health and safety information for the medical and health care provider community.

The White House Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force is providing the latest official information on COVID-19.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Partner Toolkit to help patients and providers access CMS and HHS materials on COVID-19.

Where can I find state-by-state information and projections of peak COVID-19 cases?

State health departments are publicly reporting detailed information on their COVID-19 cases.

The National Governors Association, KFF and American Enterprise Institute (AEI) are tracking state-level actions and mitigation strategies in response to the outbreak.

The University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has developed a model projecting the date of peak hospital resource demand due to COVID-19 in each state.

Thomas McAndrew, University of Massachusetts Amherst, conducts weekly surveys of infectious disease researchers to assess their collective expert opinion on the trajectory of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US.

How many people have been tested for COVID-19?

The COVID Tracking Project collects information from public health authorities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 5 US territories to provide comprehensive data on the number of people being tested for COVID-19.

What is in development for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines?

The Milken Institute is tracking the progress of COVID-19 treatments and vaccines in the research pipeline.

What are the latest projections on the global economic impact of COVID-19?

J.P. Morgan: "What Will the Recovery Look Like From the COVID-19 Recession?," April 10, 2020.

Oxford Economics: "Global Economic Prospects: Coronavirus inflicts a short, sharp recession on world economy," March/April 2020.

Goldman Sachs: "The CARES Act and Its Impact on the US Economic Outlook," March 31, 2020.

What are some potential strategies for safely reopening US cities and the economy, once the transmission rate of COVID-19 has been reduced?

Scholars are offering perspectives on reopening the nation as we slow the spread of COVID-19 and achieve a sustained reduction in new cases.

What are the implications of COVID-19 for business leaders, and what information and support do consumers want?

McKinsey & Company is providing business leaders with perspectives on the evolving situation and implications for their companies, including a rapid research effort on consumers’ questions, concerns and behaviors.

Oliver Wyman is offering facts and guidance on critical questions that health care business leaders should address in the short term to ensure the continuity of their business and the safety, health and well-being of their workforce and customers.

How can we minimize the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations?

The Urban Institute offers insights and evidence-based solutions to help families and communities, including vulnerable populations that are low income, housing insecure, homeless or incarcerated.

How can we combat misinformation about COVID-19?

The Federal Management Agency (FEMA) is helping the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to COVID-19.

The WHO created a series of “myth busters” based on the latest clinical and research information about COVID-19.

The NIHCM Foundation, the Alliance for Health Policy and the Commonwealth Fund have convened a series of webinars providing insights into the health system response and how to limit the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US.

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