Resources Library: Healthcare System & Response

Responding to COVID-19: Resources

Added Monday, March 16, 2020 by Action Alliance

The Action Alliance has collected resources that deal with issues around responding to COVID-19, or Coronavirus, in our communities. We hope these not only provide needed information, but also help center disability justice, community care, and trauma-informed care in our our response to this situation. Click on any of the links below for additional information.

General Resources
The Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 Website
How To Prepare Your Home for Coronavirus
Coronavirus and Parenting

Resources for SDVAs

When rendering Services:
NNEDV: Using Technology to Communicate With Survivors During a Public Health Crisis
NNEDV: Digital Written Consent to Share Information
National DV Hotline: Staying Safe During COVID-19
Your Rights as a Tenant During COVID-19 Outbreak (en español)
Corrections Agencies and Rape Crisis Centers Working Together: Five Things to Know About Confidentiality
Video Conferencing & Digital Communication Platforms: Comparison Chart

For Staff:
Paid Leave During COVID Crisis Guidance
Using CoC Program Funds for Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response
NNEDV: How to Operate as a Remote Workplace During a Public Health Crisis
NNEDV: COVID-19 Coalition Guidance for Programs
Futures Without Violence: COVID-19 Resource List

Social Justice and COVID-19 Response
“Coronavirus: Wisdom from a Social Justice Lens” episode of the Healing Justice Podcast
Caring Across Distance: Some Things to Consider Before Movement Gatherings During COVID-19 by Maryse Mitchell-Brody
Social Justice in a Time of Social Distancing by Kenneth Bailey and Lori Lobenstein
The COVID-19 Outbreak: Potential Fallout for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Please Stop Treating Me Like I’m Disposable When You Talk About The Coronavirus
Additional Resources for Facing Coronavirus/COVID-19 from Adrienne Maree Brown

Social Distancing Activities/Events/Resources
Drawing Lessons by Mo Willems at the Kennedy Center
A children’s story read aloud every day (#gadbookclub on Twitter)
Netflix Party app for Chrome -- watch movies together and chat from a distance
Google Arts & Culture partnership with museums -- view exhibits at home
Online AA meetings during COVID-19

Art and Poetry for this moment
in the corona (a poem by Adrienne Maree Brown)
Wash Your Hands (a poem by Dori Midnight)
Pandemic (a poem by Lynn Ungar)

Also from NNEDV:
Cybersecurity Alert: Hackers Use Interactive Malicious COVID-19 Map to Spread Malware

The COVID-19 outbreak is developing faster than information can be spread to the public. It is a natural response to want to find whatever information is available as a means of coping with the uncertainty. Unfortunately, bad actors understand this impulse and are actively exploiting our desire for the latest information on COVID-19.

Malware intelligence researchers have discovered several malicious websites that purported to have an up-to-date map of worldwide COVID-19 cases. Visiting the website could allow hackers to place malicious software on your computer that can be used to steal your passwords, bank information, and other sensitive information.

This is a good time to remind yourself of good cyber-security practices. Avoid unknown or suspicious websites. Verify links in email or elsewhere before clicking on them. Always hover over links to find where they go before clicking and make sure you have taken steps to secure your personal computer and home network against cyber threats. Avoid using public/open wifi where possible to reduce information theft.

Online Tech Resources
National Cyber Awareness System / Home Network Security
Interactive Malicious Covid-19 Map to Spread Malware
Live Coronavirus Map Used to Spread Malware
Battling online coronavirus scams with facts
Malicious coronavirus map hides AZORult info-stealing malware
Battling online coronavirus scams with facts
State-sponsored hackers are now using coronavirus lures to infect their targets

The Alarming Truth Behind the Rising Mortality Rate in the U.S.

Added Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by Action Alliance

While the global maternal mortality rate (MMR) decreased by 36.6 percent between 2000 and 2015, the U.S. MMR increased by 16.6 percent. The United States was one of six countries and the only developed country to see an increase in maternal mortality during this time period.

To learn more, check out the infographic below designed by Bradley University’s online Master of Science in Nursing program.

Infographic on the truth behind the rising maternal mortality rate in the United States


The Intersections Between Intimate Partner Violence and HIV/AIDS

Added Monday, May 02, 2016 by Action Alliance

The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women has compiled a Special Collections series on the Intersections Between Intimate Partner Violence and HIV/AIDS.  The Special Collection series includes terms and definitions, impact on at-risk populations, where to get tested, and the various articles discussing the intersection of intimate partner violence and HIV/AIDS.

Trans birth control information pamphlet

Added Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Action Alliance

This brochure is for trans people who are interested in learning more about their birth control options. The brochure includes questions for providers, things to consider, and frequently asked questions about fertility and transitioning.

Published by the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance and the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood.

Tri-fold brochure.

Trauma-Informed Birth Support for Survivors of Abuse Webinar

Added Tuesday, June 28, 2016 by Action Alliance

This VAWnet webinar provides information on the impact of trauma in pregnancy and childbirth, and outlines how a partnership between advocates and birth workers in the community may be of benefit to pregnant survivors of domestic or sexual violence.  Together, victim advocacy and doula skills can set in motion a new beginning for healthier relationships between survivors of abuse and their newborns.