COVID-19 Resources

DC AAP has gathered information for our members and the DC families on COVID-19 resources. Members are invited to email covid19@aapdc.org with questions about COVID-19.  Below is DCAAP’s compilation of resource materials on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

DC Region School & Community Resources

Parent & Caregiver Resources

Immunizations

Food Insecurity

Capital Area Food Bank Hunger Hotline: Call: (202) 644-9807

Violence

Mental Health Impact

 Schools & Childcare

Schools

General Resources

Health Care Providers
If you need to contact DC Health with a question about a patient, call 202-576-1117 during business hours OR 844-493-2652 after business hours to speak with DC Health. Do not have your patient call DC Health. You can also email coronavirus@dc.gov.
Testing
Telehealth Resources    

Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)

USDA Food & Nutrition Service

American Academy of Pediatrics

Webinars

From California Chapter 1, American Academy of Pediatrics

From the Palm Beach County Medical Society

From Anytime Pediatrics

Webinar: From Pediatric Management Institute – The Business Impact Of COVID-19 On Pediatric Practices
This recorded webinar by PMI’s Paulie Vanchiere and PCC’s Chip Hart discusses financial and operational issues Pediatric practices are facing as COVID-19 continues to evolve and provides tangible action items every Pediatric practice needs to consider over the coming days, weeks, and months.

Webinar: The Business Impact Of COVID-19 On Pediatric Practices – Part 2
Thursday March 26, 2020 – 7:00PM ET
Join PMI’s Paulie Vanchiere, PCC’s Chip Hart, and special guests who will focus on Human Resource issues as related to staff and providers, and follow up on key items discussed in the last webinar. Click here to register.

From HIPPO Education

Coronavirus CME Course Available Online
The FMA has teamed up with AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare to offer a new online CME course, Identification and Containment of the Coronavirus: COVID-19. This text-based course reviews the current data on emerging coronavirus, and highlights best practices for identification and management of patients exposed to coronavirus.

Does your office have an infection control/emergency preparedness plan?
All medical offices should have infection control and emergency preparedness plans. Review these recommendations from The Doctors Company on how to proceed if a patient with suspected COVID-19 seeks care in your office.

Webinar: Preparing for COVID-19 – Infection Control for Outpatient Settings
This on demand training from Layer Compliance™ by Caek covers the infection control policies and procedures that Infection Control Officers/Coordinators should review to minimize the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Register here.

What should private offices do now with febrile kids with a cough?
Dr. Mobeen Rathore, Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, recommends considering several strategies:
1. Triage by phone at time of scheduling is most important
2. Ask patients to wait in their vehicle until time to be seen
3. Telemedicine
4.  Schedule sick visits in the afternoon or end of the day

From Headspace
Headspace is offering all US healthcare professionals, who work in public health settings, free access to their Headspace, Plus meditation platform through 2020. Click here to subscribe.