COVID-19 is Still a Significant Health Issue in the United States
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been more than 17 million cases and more than 2,000 deaths among U.S. children under age 18 with the highest number of deaths in 0-4 year old children, 761 as of April 2023.
In fact, more than 267,000 people died of COVID-19 in the U.S. in 2022. It is the third leading cause of death in the country since 2020.
We All Have a Role in Beating COVID-19
It takes all of us to help prevent the spread of COVID-19! Whether you are a provider or patient, you can help. You can prevent the spread by being vaccinated, maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask. Additionally, NAPNAP has collected up-to-date reliable resources to help keep you informed and provide you with tools to help prevent the spread within your community.
The U.S. government’s public health emergency on COVID-19 ended on May 11, 2023. To better help families transition back to traditional coverage:
- COVID-19 Transition To Traditional Coverage 101 – COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project
- Bridge Access Program for Uninsured Fact Sheet – HHS
- State Unwinding Tracker – Georgetown Center for Children and Families
- Medicaid Call Center Options – Georgetown Center for Children and Families
- Overview of Impacts – CDC
- State Policy Choices – Medicaid Enrollment – Kaiser Family Foundation
Access Specific COVID-19 Resources
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NAPNAP was awarded funding to support this website enhancement via CDC’s Mobilizing Pediatric Provider Networks: An Education and Training Initiative to Prevent and Control Infectious Disease Threats federal project.