The National Academy for State Health Policy’s COVID-19 Action Center offers a wealth of information on how states are tracking and responding to the coronavirus pandemic including COVID-19 data collection by race and ethnicity; updates on state testing capacity, contract tracing programs, stay-at-home orders, and re-openings; and Medicaid and CHIP strategies to protect coverage.
As we reopen our communities and think about long-term recovery plans, we should also consider how to redesign our systems to achieve better health for everyone. Philanthropy has a vital role to play in this process.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 website provides data, guidance, and resources on the evolving situation.
The Council on Foundations: Funder to Funder Call: Sharing Approaches to COVID-19 Community Response
The Council on Foundations (COF) hosted a webinar on March 12 focused on community approaches to COVID-19 response. A recording of the webinar will be made available on the COF in the coming days.
Southern California Grantmakers: How Philanthropy Can Support and Enhance the Government Response to COVID 19
Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) hosted a March 12 webinar to share best practices for grantmakers in pandemic preparedness and response while emphasizing community resiliency and support for our most vulnerable community members. A recording is available on their website.
Philanthropy New York hosted a webinar on March 12 to allow grantmakers in the region to share funding decisions related to COVID-19 as well as to exchange questions and up-to-the-minute information.
In “Lead By Shutting It Down: Notes on COVID-19,” President and CEO of The California Endowment Robert Ross discusses Italy, flattening the curve, and social-distancing.
In “As Coronavirus Spreads, The Bill for Our Public Health Failures is Due,” a Washington Post op-ed, President and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Richard Besser applies a health equity lens to the COVID-19 response.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: 6 Steps for Grant Makers to Take Now to Ensure Nonprofits Recover From Coronavirus Spread
In “6 Steps for Grant Makers to Take Now to Ensure Nonprofits Recover From Coronavirus Spread,” published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund, discusses how funders can help nonprofits recover from the COVID-19 crisis.