NACDD Resources to Support States Response to COVID-19

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Last Updated: May 25, 2022

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors  (NACDD) has prepared several resources to assist State Health Department Chronic Disease Units and other public health professionals as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‚ÄúChronic Disease Units are uniquely expert in their understanding of the chronic disease burden in their communities, and already many of them are making important contributions to the COVID-19 response. As COVID-19 continues to impact the United States in unprecedented ways, we applaud our State and Territorial Health Departments for their commitment and dedication to protecting public health and safety.‚ÄĚ John W. Robitscher, MPH, CEO of NACDD. Read the rest of his¬†statement¬†applauding Chronic Disease Units for their work during COVID-19.

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Leverage State Policy Tools

  • Check out the latest¬†Pulse Survey of Chronic Disease Directors¬†and how the COVID-19 response is impacting their units.¬†
  • Review¬†State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus¬†from the Kaiser Family Foundation to learn about cases and deaths; adopted social distancing measures; health policy actions to reduce barriers to COVID-19 testing and treatment; and additional state-level data related to COVID-19, including testing and provider capacity.
  • Visit the¬†State Fiscal Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19)¬†page at the National Conference of State Legislatures for information on state budget legislation to prepare and respond to the coronavirus through supplemental appropriations, rainy day fund transfers, and economic measures.¬†
  • View resources on¬†State Action on Coronavirus (COVID-19)¬†from the National Conference of State Legislatures, including updates on state legislation to support state action related to COVID-19.
  • Identify¬†State Quarantine and Isolation Statutes¬†as gathered by the National Conference of State Legislatures. The page summarizes state law authority for quarantine and isolation within state borders.
  • Review¬†What Steps Have States Taken to Address Coronavirus?¬†from the National Governors Association. This includes information on state actions around National Guard activations, state employee travel restrictions, and¬†other key¬†actions and resources that may inform other states¬†and territories¬†as they prepare for and respond to the coronavirus.
  • Browse the¬†COVID-19 Related State Actions on Telehealth¬†collection from the Center for Connected Health Policy to find state actions to remove policy barriers to telehealth utilization to address the pandemic.
  • Read the article¬†How States are Responding to Coronavirus, in 7 Maps¬†from Politico that provides maps¬†that provides maps of state actions including paid leave and state-mandated school closures.
  • Find¬†policy options for states to address COVID-19¬†as proposed by the American Medical Association.
  • Learn about¬†Health Insurance Providers Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)¬†from the AHIP, including how health insurance providers are taking action at the corporate and state level, including removing cost-sharing for testing, waiving prior authorization requirements, providing telehealth without cost sharing, and allowing early access to prescription refills.
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a third set of¬†frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs)¬†to aid state Medicaid and Children‚Äôs Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies in their response to the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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