The Women's Health Network - 
COVID-19 Community Resources
As a result of the April 2020 Network meeting, the need to distribute resources to the community to help cope with the global pandemic was identified.   Network members shared many valuable community resources which are listed below.  Contact us if you have a resource to add. 
COVID-19 Resources (Click Link)
Sedgwick County,  Kansas Resources  

Culturally grounded self-help groups-- “Standing on the Shoulders of Our Ancestors; Preparing a Path for our Youth!" Established in 2001, TCOE is a collective made up of concerned elders from the Wichita African American community. – The Wichita African American Council of Elders Facebook Page 

Information and Resources for the Latino Community

“Planeta Venus started as a Radio show that was created out of the need to connect and communicate to the Latino community in the Wichita, Kansas area … The objective of the show has always been to entertain, inform and open a space for the Hispanic community in the area.” – 

Wichita State Student Emergency Assistance

Student Affairs and Care Team have compiled this list of alternative emergency assistance resources for students experiencing hardship due to COVID-19.  This website also contains links to additional information on self-care and coping, a student health page, and WSU COVID-19 bulletins.

Wichita Family Crisis Center

We provide comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and sexual exploitation. Our aim is to create safe communities by targeting the issues affecting residents and working to prevent future occurrences. Survivors are never alone.”

Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center

Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center works with individuals and communities through comprehensive services and education to create a culture of intolerance for sexual violence and an atmosphere of healing for those impacted by it.” –

COMCARE Crisis Line- Mental Health Help

“COMCARE of Sedgwick County helps people with mental health and substance abuse needs improve the quality of their lives. COMCARE provides a wide array of mental health and substance abuse services to residents of Sedgwick County.”

In a mental health emergency, call Crisis any time at 660-7500

"The VISION is a drug free community.

The MISSION is the prevention of prescription, drug and alcohol abuse, through community collaboration to enhance the health, wealth, and safety of the Wichita community.

The GOAL is to focus on strategies that will benefit individuals, families, organizations, schools and businesses by reducing substance abuse in the community." -

" - a student-led mental health coalition with a purpose to empower young people, promote civic engagement, collaborate with community members, and help initiate student-led mental wellnes projects. ICTeens in Mind strives to address the interconnections between mental health, substance abuse, and other issues in our community." -

Wichita Area Food Resources

A list of Wichita area food resources that includes phone numbers, days and hours of operation.

COVID-19 Education, tips, & boredom busters

For assistance in taking care of your family and talking to kids about COVID-19. Also includes tips for keeping kids at home and a list of boredom buster ideas.

Additional Resources 

Cairn Health - Formerly Medical Service Bureau

“We connect people to available resources and we deliver important services to low-income or fixed income persons of all ages, whether they are children, families, adults, seniors, or persons who are working or may have been laid off, are experiencing homelessness or others who have temporarily fallen on hard times.” – Cairn Health 

I Stay Home for Rare

“I Stay Home For Rare” Financial Assistance Campaign Launched by Living in the Light. Help for people living with rare diseases and economic challenges during COVID-19” –

COVID-19: Resource Center | KMUW

“NPR and KMUW are thoroughly committed to monitoring COVID-19 activity and its potential impact on your lives. We are taking precautions to keep staff safe in Washington, Wichita and all around the country. We are continually updating with the latest news, as well as local school, government and business closures, plus event cancellations.”

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

The Dart Center’s website provides timely articles, expert interviews, journalist-to-journalist advice, tip sheets and other resources. The website also serves as a multimedia venue for discussion of controversies and breakthroughs in trauma science, policy and media coverage.” –

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)- COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide 

(Spanish Version)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in an unprecedented crisis that affects not only our physical health and daily lives, but also our mental health. To address these needs, NAMI is committed to providing credible information and resources to help people navigate through this crisis. In this guide, you will find answers to questions ranging from how to manage anxiety during this difficult time, to how to access medication while in quarantine, to how to deal with the loss of a loved one to COVID-19.” –

Every Mother Counts- Resource Hub for COVID-19 & Maternal Health

“Whether you’re a new mom, a mother-to-be, a physician, midwife, or doula, or simply interested in information, on this page you will find a consolidated list of information and resources related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and maternal health.” –

Our Bodies, Ourselves

“In 1970, a group of women in the Boston area self-published “Women and Their Bodies,” a 193-page booklet that dared to address sexuality and reproductive health, including abortion. … We invite you to learn more about OBOS’s influence, impact, and ongoing advocacy work, and about Our Bodies Ourselves Today, a new collaboration with the Center for Health & Human Rights at Suffolk University.” –

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington

"From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America's shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment." - Barnes & Noble

Purchase Options:       NOOK                Book                    Kindle

WorkWell KS

“Our goal is to create healthier worksites in Kansas through worksite implementation of policies, systems, and environmental best practices.” –

Kansas Prevention Collaborative

“The Kansas Prevention Collaborative was created in an effort to integrate and innovate behavioral health prevention efforts. The collaborative has two main goals; Integrate behavioral health prevention efforts (substance use disorders, suicide prevention, mental health promotion, problem gambling education and awareness) [and] allocate greater resources to local level, community-driven prevention efforts.” – Kansas Prevention Collaborative 

Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

"The mission of the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc. is to improve the health and well-being of Kansans by working collaboratively to promote, protect and support breastfeeding." -

Coronavirus Equity Considerations

"The coronavirus outbreak is officially a pandemic, according to the World Health Organization. Because of the racial and economic inequities embedded in our country's systems, the effects of the coronavirus could be compounded for Black, Brown, Asian, and indigenous communities, as well as other population groups." - NAACP 

FULL Resource Guide HERE

Buyer Beware:  How to Avoid Scams & Misinformation During COVID-19

"The number of scams related to the COVID-19outbreak is increasing. Reports to the Federal Trade Commission show that scams have cost the public millions since the beginning of January. And the actual cost could even be higher because many people are too embarrassed to admit they were scammed, or don't know where to make a report." - CDC   

Not a Virus: Asian Identity and COVID-19

" [A] discussion on how misconceptions about COVID-19 contribute to prejudice against Asian Americans and how this affects their health and well-being." - Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement Research Center, (CARE)

Return to Play: COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool

"Two Aspen Institute programs, the Sports & Society Program and the Health, Medicine and Society Program, have collaborated to develop this tool, the first cross-sport risk assessment guide that sets out how various sport and recreation activities can be enjoyed while minimizing transmission or contraction of COVID-19." - The Aspen Institute

Addiction Center

"Although the COVID-19 pandemic has forced most of the country into lockdown, rehab centers are still open. The virus may be on everyone's mind, but drug and alcohol abuse continue to cause overdoses and destroy families. If you or your loved one struggles with addiction, it is possible to begin recovery today." -

Rehab Spot

"Coronavirus could be a unique opportunity for you to start treatment.  If your job, classes, and social life have held you back from getting help, why not give rehab a chance during this time of isolation?"

Alcohol Help

An educational website that explains the different types of treatment available to help individuals find the most successful path to sobriety. 

O.C. Suboxone

A resource page to raise awareness on the "62% increase in overdose after state government imposed stay-at-home orders" in the United States.  This page hopes to prevent further overdoses and provide support to families during the pandemic. 

From Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA)  

Coping with Stress Tips

“In the wake of an infectious disease outbreak, monitor your own physical and mental health. Know the signs of stress in yourself and your loved ones. Know how to relieve stress, and know when to get help.” - SAMHSA

Taking Care of your Behavioral Health

“This tip sheet describes feelings and thoughts you may have during and after social distancing, quarantine, and isolation. It also suggests ways to care for your behavioral health during these experiences and provides resources for more help.” - SAMHSA

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The Women's Health Network is part of the Women's Informed Network (WIN) of Wichita State University's Center for Health Equity.