COVID-19 Weekly Recap – June 5th, 2020
June 6, 2020
June 6, 2020
Note: Updated June 3rd, 2020
Note: Updated June 4th, 2020
Total Cases: 1,842,101
Total Deaths: 107,029
States with highest number of cases reported:
Here’s a recap on the state’s updates:
Managing a chronic illness during the COVID-19 pandemic can be difficult. People living with chronic conditions may experience additional barriers when accessing or managing their healthcare, or have questions about their illness and the novel coronavirus. Check out our latest blog for additional resources and to learn more.
The Chronic Care Policy Alliance hosted a webinar on how a federal policy change will leave many patients facing higher out-of-pocket costs for their prescription medications. Founding director Liz Helms was joined by Executive Director of the HIV + Hepatitis Policy Institute, Carl Schmid, who provided an overview of the NBPP rule change and key insights into the impact it will have on patients with chronic disease. If you would like to view a recording of the webinar, please check chroniccarealliance.org soon.
The Arthritis Foundation is hosting a three-part national Coronavirus & Arthritis webinar series to bring together national leading experts, patient advocates, and others in a conversation about the coronavirus and arthritis.
Register for the three-part national webinar series by visiting arthritis.org/webinar.
Primary care practices across California have been significantly impacted by COVID-19, and many face an uncertain future due to the financial repercussions. The legislature voted to save the Song-Brown Primary Care Physician Training Program, and groups are urging the governor to adopt the legislature’s budget proposal.
The California Medical Association, California Academy of Family Physicians, and Pacific Business Group on Health are collaborating in support of Care for Californians initiative, an effort that would take immediate steps to ensure patients have access to primary care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Care for Californians Initiative would ask the state to take the following actions:
Keep up with California Nonprofits Association’s virtual town halls with California lawmakers from around the state. Hear directly from the California lawmakers representing your area, and from philanthropy, and nonprofits on what’s going on at the state and federal levels in response to COVID-19 and how these policies impact nonprofits.View schedule