COVID-19 Research Resources
A curated list of research resources around guidelines, policies, and procedures related to COVID-19, drawn from Harvard University, affiliated academic healthcare centers, and government funding agencies

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Community Resources

Consults for COVID-19 Research

The Harvard Catalyst Community Engagement Program is currently offering consults with researchers and community stakeholders engaged in COVID-19 research. This could include supporting linkages between researchers and community partners, providing tips on developing community advisory boards, identifying strategies for building community engagement into study design, and providing feedback on community-engaged grant proposals. Please email us to set up a brief consult.


Community Resources and Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The Boston Foundation: Boston Indicators (October 2018)

"Boston Indicators is the Boston Foundation's research center, which works to advance a thriving Greater Boston for all residents across all neighborhoods. We do this by analyzing key indicators of well-being and by researching promising ideas for making our city more prosperous, equitable, and just. To ensure that our work informs active efforts to improve our city, we work in deep partnership with community groups, civic leaders and Boston's civic data community to produce special reports and host public convenings."


The Boston Public Health Commission: The Health of Boston Report (2016-2017)

"Since 1996, the Health of Boston reports have been commissioned to provide information about the health of Boston residents. The purpose of these reports is to provide descriptive information about the health status and factors that influence the health of Boston residents."


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health: 2017 State Health Assessment

The State Health Assessment is a report on the health of the Commonwealth grounded in data from existing DPH data sets, external data sources such as US Census, CDC, and other state agencies as well as through the Statewide Partnership Advisory group, focus group input, existing DPH advisory group input, key informant interviews, and the general public. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in collaboration with our colleagues across the Commonwealth, is dedicated to understanding the social determinants that contribute to the disparities highlighted in the 2017 State Health Assessment and taking action to eliminate the resulting health inequities. Collecting data on how these factors shape existing and emerging health issues helps us understand what we can do as a Commonwealth to make Massachusetts an even healthier place to live.


Planet MassCONECT: Resource Finder

The PLANET MassCONECT website was created to support trainees in partner communities as they find, adapt, and implement evidence-based programs for health promotion. The current version of the PLANET MassCONECT project is offered by the Outreach Core of the U54 Partnership between the University of Massachusetts, Boston (UMass Boston) and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), which is funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) through 2021 (grant number U54 CA156732). Programs include: