Free and Charitable Clinics throughout the U.S. are at the frontlines of community healthcare needs and concerns. As concerns over the Coronavirus increase, the NAFC has compiled resources regarding the disease spread, preparedness and prevention.
For information on Coronavirus Disease 2019, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage providing educational resources and updates on the disease: https://www.coronavirus.gov.
Within this website you can find a wide variety of resources including information about how the disease spreads, symptoms and prevention, has resources for communities, healthcare professionals and more, and has regular updates on the disease.
Below are specific links within the above site with important information.
- Information for Healthcare Professionals: For information and guidance specifically tailored to health care professionals in clinical settings, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/index.html
- Resources for Healthcare Professionals Preparing for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19: To aid healthcare professionals, CDC has developed two checklists that identify key actions that can be taken now to enhance preparedness for potential or confirmed patients with coronavirus disease 2019: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/preparedness-checklists.html
- Spread: For more information on how Coronavirus Disease 2019 spreads, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html
- Prevention & Treatment: For information on prevention and treatment of this disease, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html
- FAQ’s: For frequently asked questions and answers from the CDC on the Coronavirus Disease 2019, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
- Preparedness Resources: For more information and guidance on preparedness planning from the CDC, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/pandemic-preparedness-resources.html
- N95 Respirators: For information on strategies on optimizing the supply of N95 respirators, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirator-supply-strategies.html
You can also find information from NAFC Partner Henry Schein Medical on their Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update webpage that has a list of additional resources for healthcare professionals: https://www.henryschein.com/coronavirus.
The NAFC will continue to monitor this situation and will be in regular contact with our members regarding any additional resources.