School of Public Health

COVID-19 Resources for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Professionals

The UW MCH Program has aggregated multiple resources to help clinicians, researchers, and others who support the health of families cope with the challenges of the pandemic. This page will be updated as new resources become availabe.

Health Equity

Multilingual COVID-19 Resources
Ethnomed,an online publication for clinicians and other health care workers who care for immigrant and refugee populations, has compiled resources in multiple languages that cover all aspects of the pandemic. Resources includes clinical recommendations, PSAs, and recorded announcements.

Critical Value Podcast / The Urban Institute
Current episodes focus on how the coronavirus pandemic affects vulnerable communities.

COVID-19 Support for African-Americans
The NAACP maintains a list of resources that support African-Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic with healthcare, employment, affordability, military, education, and small businesses.

COVID-19 Equitable Response / Center for Urban and Racial Equity 
This hub features over 20 categories that address anti-racism and stigma, policy demands and calls to action, mutual aid networks, testing and health care services, emergency financial assistance and more.

The Impact of the Coronavirus Emergency Response 
Race Forward calls for all health emergency managers to actively dispel racist misinformation, to collectively work to create a system-wide response needed to end the spread of this communicable disease, and to address the needs of marginalized populations while stamping out stigma and blame.

Race Equity Tools 
Information for community and activists to help analyze the pandemic, healing and community centers, resource building, rapid response, and more.

Health Affairs discusses the best practices to protect vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies works to ensure that African-American communities are being adequately considered for COVID-19 policies and includes relevant articles and podcasts on this issue.

Workforce/Training

Coronavirus Training Resources
The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice offeres training that covers communication, legal issues, diseases invesitigation, and other topics for public health workers.

COVID-19 Guidance from the AMCHP 
These resources cover workforce training, self-care suggestions for caregivers and families, and a COVID-19 town hall series.

Pandemic Response 

How is each state responding to the pandemic? 
Politico describes state responses the COVID-19 pandemic, including limitations, ban of large gatherings, mandatory quarantine, paid sick leave, non-essential business closures, and state-mandated school closures.

National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI) 
A comprehensive look at each state’s preparedness to the pandemic and the nation’s health security.

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Children’s Health

Masks for Moms: helping Moms Stay Safe
University of Illinois at Chicago's MCH Center of Excellence campaign to create masks for pregnant women and people in labor and delivery to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Resources include how to wear and make homemade cloth face coverings.

Quick Guide for Communicating about MCH and COVID-19 University of Minnesota's MCH department compiled trusted COVID-19 resources and sample social media posts on topics such as pregnancy, breast/chestfeeding, new parents, children and youth with special health care needs, health justice, and breastfeeding, as well as relevant social media hashtags.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Multiple pandemic resources for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or caring for young children.

World Health Organization (WHO)FAQ  
Answers to commonly asked questions on pregnancy and childbirth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MotherToBaby 
A new observational study examines the short and long-term effects of the novel COVID-19 virus in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Support Children's Emotional Well Being During the Pandemic 
Child Trends offers recommendations on how to care for children's mental health during quarantine and isolation.