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Arizona Governor's Newsletter - COVID Debrief 3.30.20

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Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

 


From the Governor

Our country is battling the COVID pandemic. In Arizona, the numbers of cases continue to rise. There is significant paucity of testing. We have been hearing about the Personal Protective Equipment shortage and the hardships that our hospitalist-based and clinic-based colleagues have been experiencing.

This ACP Arizona March newsletter focuses on COVID-19 online resources. Many thanks to those ACP Arizona members who called or emailed their Senator to push for healthcare provisions in the federal stimulus package.

Telemedicine is now front and center–ACP has provided valuable information on Telemedicine here, and the Arizona Medical Association has partnered with CGM to provide a free Telemedicine platform to ArMA members. Click here to learn more. Please continue to write to your legislators and senators to promote equity in telemedicine and also to advocate for including residents and fellows in providing care.

You'll find Arizona stats and resource links below, but I wanted to point out an announcement by Arizona Health Department Director Dr. Cara Christ stating that ambulatory doctors should limit testing.

And finally, the Arizona Department of Health Services, together with the Governor's Office, has created a website which will triage all types of help for COVID-19. The website includes information for individual financial donations as well as a form for organizations to complete to provide business services, including assistance in manufacturing/providing PPE.

Stay well during this stressful time.

With much love and solidarity,

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Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP

Governor, Arizona Chapter

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ACP Resources

ACP is committed to doing everything possible to help internists prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 virus to ensure that our patients get the care they need. See the resources on our regularly updated webpage here.

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Other Clinical Resources

https://emcrit.org/ibcc/covid19/

http://www.covidprotocols.org/

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Arizona COVID Cases

As of 3/29

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona: 919

Total tested: 13,872

Number of deaths:  17

Cases by County

Apache: 18

Cochise: 3

Coconino: 62

Gila: 1

Graham: 2

Greenlee: 0

La Paz: 2

Maricopa: 545

Mohave: 7

Pima: 153

Pinal: 51

Navajo: 62

Santa Cruz: 2

Yavapai: 12

Yuma: 5

Visit the ADHS COVID-19 Response pagefor more

The Arizona Department of Health Services link provides full historical and current data on COVID-19 events in Arizona.

Cases of COVID-19 are rising also in the Navajo Nation and Coconino County (Flagstaff).

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Arizona COVID-19 Links

Resources from Maricopa County:

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has gathered a variety of resources for health care providers in Arizona's largest county to utilize during this uncertain time.

For more resources tailored to providers, including weekly MCDPH webinars, click here.

The MCDPH COVID-19 website has resources for all people, including members of the public.

Other County Resources:

Spanish Language Resources:

COVID information resources for Spanish speaking patients and families can be found here.

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Wellbeing Resources

Arizona State University is providing Mindfulness sessions for health care providers.

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