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-Special Edition-
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
April 7th 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. Visit our "COVID-19 News and Resources" page here for additional informationPlease take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and stay healthy!
CDC Recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19:

🧼 Wash your hands often
📏 Avoid close contact & stay 6 feet away from others
🏡 Stay home if you feel sick
😷 Cover your mouth & nose with a cloth face cover when around others
💪 Cough/sneeze into your elbow
🤦🏻‍♀️ Don't touch your face
🧽 Clean & Disinfect frequently touched surfaces

March 26, 2020
“Coronavirus In Chicago: How Moms Are Navigating Childbirth and Newborns During A Pandemic” - CBS Chicago

Our Center Director, Dr. Melissa Simon, and Strategic Operations Director, Samantha Alonis, are featured in this article.

Northwestern Medicine and the Center for Health Equity Transformation endorsed the Black Maternal Health Momnibus, aimed at reducing disparities in maternal health outcomes. This congressional caucus was established to elevate the Black maternal health crisis and advance policy solutions to save lives.

"Northwestern's Center for Health Equity Transformation is proud to support the Black Maternal Health Momnibus because American mothers are dying at alarming rates with significant racial disparities. Many of these deaths are preventable by addressing the underlying determinants that drive health inequities such as discrimination, racism, and access to stable housing, transportation, healthy food, and other resources."

- Dr Melissa Simon, Faculty Director of the Center for Health Equity Transformation 

Learn more HERE

*See our newsletter from March 23, 2020 HERE for additional resources*
General Information & Updates Tips for Staying Connected 

Mental Health Resources

Education and Homeschooling Resources

Education and Homeschooling Resources Volunteer Resources
  • Call for Chicago COVID-19 Mutual Aid Volunteers – organizer Kelly Hayes has started a Google form to help coordinate mutual aid efforts
  • Chicago Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a network of both medical and non-medical professionals who volunteer to assist during public health emergencies. Register HERE

Financial Resources
Other Resources 
Coming Soon! 
CHET Conversations aims to provide a safe space for community partners and members to share and talk about any issues they might be experiencing as a result of COVID-19. We hope to serve as a platform to help folks connect, promote social interaction, share information and resources, and to bring together our communities.
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Let's spread some fun and positivity! Share your video or picture on Twitter @HealthEquityNU and Instagram @HealthEquity.NU with us and we will feature you on our newsletter and social media. What are you doing for fun? How are your pets dealing with you being at home so much? What are you cooking? How are you keeping your kids entertained?
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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