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-Special Edition-
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
March 23, 2020
The Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) aims to provide you with timely updates and resources regarding COVID-19. It is very important to practice social distancing at this time and it can save lives, but we also recognize that social distancing can worsen existing inequities and cause feelings of social isolation. We have compiled a list of COVID-19 updates, resources, webinars, and other items below for your reference. Please take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and stay healthy! 
Five things to help stop the spread of coronavirus
The World Health Organization is advising people to follow five simple steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

🧼 1. Wash your hands
💪 2. Cough/sneeze into your elbow
🤦🏻‍♀️ 3. Don't touch your face
📏 4. Stay more than 3ft (1m) away from others
🏡 5. Stay home if you feel sick
Our Founder/Director Melissa Simon, MD, MPH was chosen as a 2020 Faculty Mentor of the Year. The official Mentor of the Year award ceremony will be a brief part of the 2020 Lewis Landsberg Research Day activities, which has been rescheduled to Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Read more in this article from Feinberg School of Medicine.

"Chicago-area pregnant women share concerns about coronavirus. Northwestern OB-GYN says issue is about contact." 
Faculty Director Dr. Melissa Simon featured in the Chicago Tribune, read article here

Note: The Chicago Tribune has lowered its paywall for important updates related to COVID-19, and The New York Times and The Washington Post allow you to subscribe to free updates about COVID-19 (you should see popups to subscribe for updates when you click the NYT and WP articles below). 
Tips for Staying Connected 
  • Video chat applications: [e.g., FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.] 
  • Video conferencing applications: [e.g., Google Hangouts, CISCO Webex Meetings, Zoom, Bluejeans, etc.]

Mental Health Resources 

Home Education Resources for Caregivers 

Pregnancy  & Parenting Resources Resources in Spanish Other Resources 
Remember to wash your hands! Here's a fun video of our team doing the #GhenCovyChallenge. Join us to stop COVID-19 from spreading. See our video here and take the time to try it out from home and tag us @HealthEquityNU and include our hashtag #LiftHealthForAll!
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The Center for Health Equity Transformation is a joint center between the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and
the Institute for Public Health and Medicine.

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