Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Nurses and Health Care Providers
The Delaware Nurses Association (DNA) extends our deepest appreciation and gratitude to our nursing and health care provider community here in Delaware. As you would expect, nurses have been on the front lines of this global pandemic. We have heard stories about nurses responding with compassion, generosity and expertise. We have heard of nurses in Delaware that have quickly responded to dying patients being treated or ruled-out for COVID-19, placed themselves at risk to care for our community, quarantined themselves from their families and loved ones to limit exposure, and signed up to complete drive-thru testing or be reassigned from their primary duties to help with this pandemic. These stories are humbling and inspiring, it is clear that the World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife with good reason. Please know that DNA supports you and is grateful for your selfless contributions during these uncertain and concerning times.
American Nurses Association (ANA)
The ANA's website contains information regarding ethics, infection prevention, PPE advocacy, travel, volunteering and more. Please check the website for ways to volunteer your resources at the national level and in other states. Please also view and apply their resources for mental health and well being of our nursing community. Be sure to register and watch their on-demand COVID-19 webinar.
American Nurses Foundation - Well-Being Initiative
Brave of Heart Fund - Powered by the Foundations of New York Life and Cigna
This program provides financial grants to families of eligible healthcare workers, volunteers and support staff who lost their lives in the fight against COVID-19. Grantee families also have access to free emotional support services through Cigna. To date, the fund has supported over 250 families in 27 states with charitable grants. The grants provide basic and continuing financial support for common needs such as funeral costs, medical care, counseling, food, education, mortgage payments and immediate living expenses.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
COVID-19 Task Force at the White House
Delaware Health and Social Services - Division of Public Health
Many private business and organizations are offering free or deeply discounted services and products to nurses and health care personnel working on the front lines of COVID-19. View the list below and check back frequently for updates. If you know of a business or organization helping nurses and front line health care personnel that is not on the list below, please email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.