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COVID-19 Updates for the Chronic Disease Community

By California Chronic Care Coalition

August 23, 2021

As an organization representing health consumers with chronic conditions across the state, the California Chronic Care Coalition understands the concern many have as it relates to the novel Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19).

We will continue to keep you updated on the latest information and how the COVID-19 pandemic could affect you or your loved ones with chronic conditions. We will be posting any updates we publish here:

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine – News Release – August 23, 2021

Updated Quarantine and Isolation Recommendations – Guidelines – August 19, 2021

Safely Reopening California – Announcement – June 15, 2021

Disabled Resources Center Partners to Serve – Resources – May 11, 2021

I’m Vaccinated. Now What? – Blog Post – March 14th, 2021

FDA Takes Additional Action in Fight Against COVID-19 By Issuing Emergency Use Authorization for Second COVID-19 Vaccine- Press Release – December 18th, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project – Website – December 3rd, 2020

Thanksgiving Tips for a Healthy Holiday – Blog Post – November 20th, 2020 

Patient Access to Medications Threatened by Federal “Copay Accumulator” Rules – Factsheet – November 19th, 2020

New Normal, Same Cancer – Addressing Decline in Cancer Screenings and Preventive Care Toolkit – November 17th, 2020

NYT Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker – Article – November 16th, 2020

Surgeon General Issues Call to Action to Control Hypertension – Statement – October 7th, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap – Summary – September 14th, 2020

Staying Prepared During Wildfires – Blog Post – September 10th, 2020

California Immunization Coalition and California Chronic Care Coalition Urge People to Get Vaccinated During Seasonal Influenza and COVID-19 “Twindemic” – Press Release – August 31st, 2020

What to Know About Contact Tracing – Blog Post – August 21st, 2020

To Optimize Medication Use, Listen to the Patient’s Perspective – Blog Post – August 5th, 2020

Gov. Newsom Orders All Indoor Operations to Close as Cases Spike – Press Conference Summary – July 14th, 2020

Maintaining Preventative Care During the Pandemic – Blog Post – June 26th, 2020

Preparing for Wildfire Season While Living with a Chronic Condition – Blog Post – June 19th, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap – Summary – June 5th, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap – Summary – May 29th, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap – Summary – May 22nd

Conquering Insurance Challenges: Finding New Coverage & Overcoming Denials – Webinar – May 21st, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap – Summary – May 8th, 2020

Advocacy to Action Combined Chronic Disease Advocacy Day California – Webinar – May 6th, 2020

COVID-19 and the Chronic Disease Community National Briefing with the CDC, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and UC Davis Health – Webinar – April 29th, 2020

Health Groups Urge Californians to Respond to Gov. Newsom’s Request to Check In on Seniors – Press Release – April 15th, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Recap for Week of April 6th – Summary – April 14th, 2020

CCCC Joins “Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In. Initiative – News – April 9th, 2020

Legislative Actions on COVID-19 – My Patient Rights Blog Post – April 7th, 2020

California Expands Healthcare Capacity Before Anticipated COVID-19 Peak- Press Conference Summary – April 6th, 2020

COVID-19 Task Force Updates Opportunities for Small Businesses, Guidelines, and PPE – Blog Post – April 3rd, 2020

Gov. Newsom Announces Creation of the “California Health Corps” and Calls on Health Care Providers to Register – Blog Post – March 30th, 2020

President Trump Emphasizes Need for America to Reopen While Combatting COVID-19 Crisis – Blog Post – March 24th, 2020

Gov. Newsom Announces Statewide Stay At Home Executive Order – Blog Post – March 19th, 2020

Gov. Newsom Announces New Recommendations to Protect High-Risk Individuals – Blog Post – March 17th, 2020

Statement on COVID-19 For People with Chronic Conditions – Organization Statement – March 15th, 2020

White House Declares National Emergency – Press Conference Key Points – March 13th, 2020

COVID-19 and the Chronic Disease Community – Blog Post – March 6th, 2020

Toolkits and Useful Information

Vaccinate All 58 – CDPH Vaccine Hub

California COVID-19 Hub –

CDPH Daily News Releases and Facts – COVID-19 in California

CDC Recommendations for Higher Risk Populations

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services COVID-19 Partner ToolKit

President’s 15 Day Guidelines to Slow the Spread

World Health Organization Live Situation Dashboard

Department of Managed Health Care All Plan Letter on Telehealth and Prescription Refills

My Patient Rights for Health Plan Denials

My Patient Rights COVID-19 State Public Health Information

FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control – Myths

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

COVID-19 Active Legislation Across the Country Interactive Map

COVID-19 Enacted Laws Across the Country Interactive Map 

Resources for Families with Complex Medical Needs

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Twitter Pages

California Chronic Care Coalition Twitter – @CAChronicCare

Chronic Care Policy Alliance Twitter – @ChronicCarePA

My Patient Rights Twitter – @MyHealthRights

Governor Gavin Newsom Twitter – @GavinNewsom

Office of the Governor Twitter – @CAGovernor

California Department of Public Health Twitter – @CAPublicHealth

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Twitter – @CDCgov

World Health Organization Twitter – @WHO

White House Twitter – @WhiteHouse

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Twitter – @CMSgov

Facebook Pages

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Chronic Care Policy Alliance Facebook – @ChronicCarePA

My Patient Rights – @MyPatientRights

California Department of Public Health – @CAPublicHealth

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – @CDC

World Health Organization – @WHO

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