COVID-19 Resources

Protecting Public Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic:
PHI Response & Resources

Click on the link below to view the full list of PHI resources on COVID-19. We also recommend for COVID-19 updates, please continue to consult the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization WHO.

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Stress Playbooks

During this time of change and uncertainty, many families are dealing with more stress than normal. It’s so important to help families find ways to cope to not only improve their emotional health but physical health too.

These Stress Playbooks  provide some best practices on minimizing stress. 

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Stress Relief during COVID-19 

Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids during COVID-19


COVID-19: Family Violence Hotlines and Resources

  • CA COVID-19 Response  - Resources for emotional support and well-being

  • CA Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV)  - List of Domestic Violence Organizations in CA for safety planning and direct services

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline  or 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224

  • The National Teen Dating Helpline  at 1-866-331-9474

  • CA Coalition Against Sexual Assault list of agencies, searchable by county 

  • How to seek help online for those sheltering at home with an abuser (PDF) 


  • Comunicación directa y recursos para la violencia doméstica

    • Asesor General de Salud Pública de California: Recursos para el apoyo emocional y el bienestar 

    • La Línea Nacional Contra la Violencia Doméstica  a 1-800-799-7233

    •  a 1-866-331-9474

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COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide

USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These programs can support recovery efforts for rural residents, businesses and communities through:
• technical, training, and management assistance;
• financial assistance; and
• state and local assistance.

This resource matrix organizes funding opportunities identified in the CARES Act and other federal resources that can help support rural America.
Opportunities are categorized by customer and assistance type.
For more information on the immediate actions USDA is taking to respond to COVID-19, visit
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COVID-19 Materials Developed for Tribal Use

The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health and Indian Health Service are working together to produce relevant materials related to COVID-19 for tribes to distribute.
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Economic impact payments: What you need to know

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some taxpayers who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the economic impact payment.
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As rural health leaders, you've been working diligently on communications regarding important issues such as social distancing, hand washing and overall messaging around practices to flatten the curve.  An additional concern is taking all steps possible to not overburden our rural health facilities, while demonstrating leadership in our communities to promote a sense of vigilance, but also an environment of security and calmness.
In this spirit, NRHA through donated services of partner Legato Healthcare Marketing, is providing NRHA members free access to a communications toolkit -- designed to allow customization and branding for your facility -- with messaging focused on:

  • Calling first to determine if someone should be seen

  • Your rural hospital/clinic taking a leadership role to protect your community

These materials are based on CDC messaging and guidance from a national rural health taskforce.

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Sheltering in Place: ACEs-Informed Tips for Self-Care During a Pandemic

While focusing on self-care might seem overwhelming right now, there are a few easy ways to incorporate self-care into each day. Even focusing on just one practice each day, we may regain a sense of empowerment in the midst of this chaotic time knowing that we have taken steps to take care of ourselves, which also better equips us to take care of others.

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10 ways to avoid ACEs (during the pandemic)

How can we reduce ACEs and toxic stress during the COVID-19 pandemic? Using HOPE, as a guide, here are 10 suggestions to reduce ACEs now.

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Health Care Toolbox

Addressing the psychological and emotional impact of the COVID 19 pandemic for children, families, and healthcare staff. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California

First 5 Association Resources

The following are resources to help families, children and communities in California cope with and understand the COVID-19 pandemic and response. 

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Coronavirus Grant Request | No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry is offering emergency grants to support local school districts and nonprofit organizations in their efforts to ensure kids get the nutritious food they need. For more information click on the resource link below. 

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American Heart Association

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources You Can Use
Voices for Healthy Kids is fortunate to be connected to many great organizations on the front lines of helping individuals and communities manage through the coronavirus. For more information click on the resource link below. 

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Health Information & Expert Guidance

(This resource list came from the CalFresh Healthy Living, UC State Office)

We also recommend that you visit your state and local public health departments’ and local school district websites and social media pages for the latest guidance in your area.