COVID-19 Resources for State Adolescent Health Programs and Coordinators
We know the work of many State Adolescent Health Coordinators (SAHCs) and adolescent health programs have changed quickly as you determine how to continue programming and engaging youth in socially distanced/virtual contexts. The State Adolescent Health Resource Center (SAHRC) and NNSAHC are working closely to determine how we can support individual SAHCs and state adolescent health programs.
Bi-Weekly Calls for SAHCs:
To help us understand where your AH programs are and how we can support you, and to give you a regular opportunity to connect with each other around your state work, challenges and needs, SAHRC will be hosting bi-weekly Office Hour/Calls for SAHCs and other AH focused staff in your programs beginning Wednesday, April 29th at 3pm ET (through July, and then we'll assess the frequency and neccessity of the calls). The bi-weekly calls will be a mix of informal (first 30 minutes) open check in, paired with a topic that we are hearing you express interest in (second 30 minutes). However, the calls will be flexible, and use the time however seems useful on that day and for whoever joins in the discussion. To receive call access information and a calendar notice for the bi-weekly calls, contact SAHRC
MCH Mini-Course in Resiliency and Adaptive Leadership
The MCH Workforce Development Center offers a short video series (9 videos, 28 minutes total) on responding to the needs of our colleagues and the populations we serve as they navigate state responses to the epidemic.
Professional Development for Public Health Professionals
We have heard from some SAHCs and other youth focused staff, that they are encouraging contractors and grantees to participate in professional development opportunities while while grants and regular programming are on hold. SAHRC has carefully curated free resources related to adolescent development, young adults and positive youth development for public health professionals.
Youth & Young Adult Related COVID-19 Resources
Shared folder and accompanying spreadsheet of tips, tools and resources organized by topic (such as mental health), audience (adults, parents, youth) and type of tool (tips, tool, hotline). While this compilation was prepared for SAHCs related to youth/young adults (talking to them, supporting them), it also includes self-care tools and resources for SAHCs, and links to Federal guidance for adolescent related grants to states, professional development.
MCH & Community COVID-19 Resources
The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs has compiled, and is updating regularly, a resource page regarding resources and guidance specific to our MCH population (including a robust list of resources on Telehealth), and self-care suggestions for caregivers and families who may feel isolated due to social distancing requirements.
For and By Youth
Youth Reinforcing The Important of Physical Distancing
When the stay-at-home order started in Minnesota many people were noticing that the physical distancing messages were not reaching everyone and especially youth. The YCB, Minneapolis Youth Congress, Minneapolis Health Department, City of Minneapolis, and School Based Clinics came together to get more information out to youth. Together they created a video series with youth to answer important questions about COVID-19 in short bursts.
What is COVID-19? Why Physical Distance?
Does Age & Race Matter?
Why Physical Distance During COVID-19?
COVID-19: The Voices of Young People
America's Promise is currently offering a platform for youth to share their COVID-19 stories at the Voice for Youth Project
. Questions for youth relate to: COVID-19's impact on youth personal life (i.e.,relationships with others) and well-being (physical and mental), challenges and obstacles that have arisen in their life due to COVID-19 and how youth are navigating them; and the caring adults who are playing a role in supporting youth during this time.