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Off the back burner: Diverse and gender-inclusive decision-making for COVID-19 response and recovery

This commentary article by Bali et al. highlights the disproportionate impact of pandemics on women. The authors argue that it is essential to include a diverse group of individuals in decision-making for an effective COVID-19 response and recovery, with particular attention to the perspectives of women from low-middle income countries.

A call for a gender-responsive, intersectional approach to address COVID-19

This commentary article from Ryan and Ayadi outlines the short and long-term health and economic impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls, and proposes actionable recommendations for healthcare, public health, and policy development for a gender-responsive, intersectional approach to pandemic planning.

Ethics of COVID-19-related school closures

This commentary article by Silverman et al. explores the ethics of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes data indicating significant negative long-term effects for students from families who live with inequities.

COVID-19 pandemic guidelines for mental health support of racialized women at risk of gender-based violence

This knowledge synthesis report from York University, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), summarizes the findings of a rapid review on the racialized and gendered social determinants of mental health among those exposed to gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources: Coronavirus COVID-19

This website from the Canadian Network for the Health and Housing of People Experiencing Homelessness offers resources, best practices, tools, tips and community examples to help its sector respond to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Embedding equity into emergency operations: Strategies during COVID-19 & beyond

This brief and corresponding webinar from the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) and the Public Health Alliance of Southern California discusses how to embed equity into emergency response during COVID-19,including case study examples, policy strategies and recommendations.

COVID-19 response and recovery

This web page from the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) links to COVID-19 recovery resources including a four-point recovery plan, health and policy considerations and possible strategies to improve worker safety.

COVID-19 & race

This web page from PolicyLink outlines five equity principles for re-building an equitable economy for COVID-19 recovery, a set of actions to support these principles, and additional commentary on the implications of COVID-19 for racialized groups.

The coronavirus pandemic: Unequal risks for communities of color

This virtual Q&A and accompanying transcript text from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health addresses questions about exposure, social factors, housing, public health care and other disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on racialized people.

A feminist economic recovery plan for Canada

This report from the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) and YWCA Canada provides intersectoral data on the gendered impact of COVID-19 related to class, race, immigration status, violence, and type of work, and highlights policy recommendations to consider in Canada's recovery plan.

Health promotion in times of crisis

This fact sheet from the International Union of Health Promotion Education (IUHPE) and the Réseau francophone international pour la promotion de la santé (International Francophone Network for the Promotion of Health) serves as a position statement reinforcing the role of health promotion in developing equitable approaches to the COVID19 pandemic.

Perspectives on COVID-19: Impacts on underrepresented populations

This web page from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council offers links to research articles on the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic related to education, disability, mental health, domestic violence, and other social issues.

Current, pre- and post-COVID impact on healthcare report

This report from Trans Youth Canada summarizes the preliminary findings of three surveys about the impact of COVID19 on the healthcare, education, and community/social service needs of trans, Two-Spirit, and/or gender diverse youth (16-24) in Canada.

COVID-19 health equity resources

This resource repository from the American Medical Association highlights critical health equity resources including data, position statements, research and tools related to structural inequities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health equity policy platform for COVID-19 response and recovery

This policy platform, designed by Human Impact Partners (HIP), highlights policy ideas that were generated by grassroot organizations, with the aim of establishing public health interventions led by communities most impacted by these inequities (e.g., Black, Indigenous and Latinx communities). Although written in the U.S. context, this document can inform policy interventions related to COVID-19 response and recovery in Canada.

COVID-19: CHCs on the frontlines

This web page from the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres describes how community health centres are working with partners to address health inequities of COVID-19

Caring for vulnerable populations during the pandemic

This webinar recording from the College of Family Physicians of Canada explores populations in Canada who are most vulnerable to COVID-19 due to structural inequities. These populations include Indigenous communities, those who are socially isolated, care home residents with disabilities and people who experience homelessness.

Social resources for Canadians impacted by COVID-19

This resource repository from The Upstream Lab provides links to resources including a guide to providing social care during COVID-19 and links to socioeconomic supports. It also features resources related to health inequities and COVID-19.

Responding to COVID-19: Cities reducing poverty

This report from Vibrant Communities and the Tamarack Institute describes community-based initiatives to meet community needs related to inequities in housing, food, access to services and other social determinants of health during COVID-19.

The Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project: COVID-19 resources

This online data monitoring resource from the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project offers links to conceptual and empirical publications related to epidemiological analysis and evidence of health inequities in COVID-19.

Coronavirus response: Peer-to-peer resource sharing

This online resource library from Community Commons is a living repository of equity-themed tools and resources that describe the equity implications of COVID-19 and actions to address these disparities.

Inégaux face au coronavirus : constats et recommandations

This report from l’Observatoire québécois des inégalités describes population groups in Quebec at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 due to low income, social isolation, inadequate housing and other systemic inequities.

COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples

This web page from the United Nations offers links to statements and declarations calling for the prioritization of the needs of Indigenous peoples around the world in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

This webpage from the First Nations Health Authority (BC) offers a variety of resources for First Nations individuals, community leaders and health professionals. It also offers links to First Nations supports and services for COVID-19.

Older people and COVID‐19: Isolation, risk and ageism

This commentary article from Brooke and Jackson reviews how COVID-19 carries increased health risks, negative consequences of social isolation and stigma associated with age for older adults.

COVID-19 social impacts network

This webpage from the Association for Canadian Studies features an online network linking professionals across disciplines and sectors. It also includes an online library of resources to support those addressing the social and economic aspects of the COVID-19 crisis in Canada.

Mitigating the wider health effects of covid-19 pandemic response

This journal article by Douglas, Katikireddi, Taulbut, McKee and McCartney discusses the economic, social isolation and other adverse effects of COVID-19 social distancing measures on groups who are vulnerable due to pre-existing inequities.

Managing your business during COVID-19

This webpage from the Government of Canada provides links to economic supports for individuals, communities, Indigenous Peoples and multiple sectors for navigating the circumstances related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 related resources

This website repository from the Network for the Advancement of Black Communities offers resources related to housing, education, mental health, and other equity implications of COVID-19 for racialized communities.

COVID 19 and the disability movement

This website from the International Disability Alliance offers links to resources addressing the rights of people with disabilities and recommendations for inclusive pandemic response.

Disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

This report from the World Health Organization describes specific considerations for people with disabilities related to infection control measures and access to health services during COVID-19.

Why social policies make coronavirus worse

This commentary article from Think Global Health describes COVID-19 as a syndemic related to increased chronic disease risk due to inequitable income policies.

Equitable response community commons

This resource hub from the Center for Urban and Racial Equity offers a variety of resource types related to financial assistance, working conditions, healthcare access and policy actions for communities most vulnerable to the negative effects of COVID-19.

Coronavirus 2019: Reducing stigma

This website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers information specific to addressing stigma and discrimination due to COVID-19.

COVID-19: A data perspective

This database from Statistics Canada offers data related to equity issues of COVID-19 including food insecurity, Indigeneity and other social determinants of health.

Public health and Covid-19: Shifting to recovery

This webpage from the Public Health Association of BC offers links to resources, discussions, and consultation opportunities around COVID-19 advocacy and planning.

Social stigma associated with COVID-19

This report from the China International Famine Relief Commission (CIFRC), United Nations International Child Education Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) discusses ways to prevent and address the social stigma that is associated with COVID-19.

Coronavirus resources for the homelessness section

This webpage from the Canadian Alliance to Prevent Homelessness provides links to resources for those working in the homelessness sector on addressing the risks and impacts of COVID-19.

COVID-19: The gendered impacts of the outbreak

This article from Wenham, Smith and Morgan describes the gendered impacts of COVID-19. It describes how to avoid reproducing or perpetuating gender and health inequities through the public health response to the pandemic.

Canadian workforce unevenly protected from COVID-19

This report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives describes how the lack of policy protections for some workers result in a disproportionate negative impact of COVID-19.

Social justice in pandemic preparedness

This article from DeBruin, Liaschenko and Marshall looks at implementing a social justice approach to pandemic planning.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

This web page from the government of King County (Washington State, USA) provides multilingual information on COVID-19 and how it impacts different aspects of society.

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