COVID-19 brings new health, economic and social crises on a daily basis. These crises especially affect lower-income, ethnic minority communities with job loss, food insecurity, and poorer access to health care. Information overload and cultural and linguistic gaps in information exacerbate anxiety, confusion, and uncertainty. National conversations underscore the growing need for mental health and emotional supports for individuals, families and providers across all populations.
NNED partner organizations across the country have rapidly pulled together—demonstrating collective strength, innovation, and new partnerships—to address the particular needs of their residents. Their efforts to reduce the anxiety and mental health stressors associated with COVID-19 expand the capacities of local healthcare systems to care for diverse populations.
This NNED Virtual Roundtable series will highlight issues associated with COVID-19, including:
- Unique experiences of individuals in underserved communities;
- Strategies for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health information; and
- Specific actions taken by select NNED communities to deliver high-impact and easy to implement approaches that support behavioral health needs.
Links to Resources:
- View the recording of the NNED Virtual Roundtable Communities Respond to COVID-19 with Innovative High-impact Strategies
- Download the slides from the NNED Virtual Roundtable
- Learn more about the panelists
- Coronavirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks Response Resources
- Resources for Responding to COVID-19
- COVID-19 Resources for Diverse Communities
- Links to Resources shared by panelists:
- Watch the TedXTalk Allegories on race and racism, by Camara Jones.
- Learn more about Bhutanese Response Assistance Volunteer Effort (Brave).
- Learn more about the Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio.
- Learn more about the Bhutanese American Students Organization.
- Learn more about Columbus Connection.
- Learn more about the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW).
- Learn more about the Boys and Girls Club of Bay Mill Indian Community.
- Learn more about the program Preventing Long-term Anger and Aggression in Youth (PLAAY).
- Learn more about Binghamton City School District.
- Learn more about Familias Triunfadoras, Inc.
- Links to Resource shared by participants:
- Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
- Candice LeBlanc
- Denise Octavia Smith, MBA, CHW, PN: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Griselda Villalobos, CSW, PhD, LCSW
- Maria Covernali: email@example.com
- Sudarshan Pyakurel, MSW, MA
- Tonia Thompson, EdD