Federal Support Response
USofCare is structuring our COVID response work around several core areas:
We are available to partner with you to solve challenges, develop solutions and provide access to our experts and Founder’s Council. Email us at [email protected] and let’s discuss how we can collaborate.
Also, in terms of guidance, on March 20, 2020 United States of Care released a federal policy agenda to advise Congress and the administration on how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. On behalf of our Executive Director, Emily Barson, and Board Chairman Andy Slavitt, please see the below and included link to our document:
Priority 1: Provide a significant, sustained commitment to support front-line medical workers, and to treat them as a protected class for the duration of declared federal and state emergencies.
Priority 2: Allow Americans the financial wherewithal to withstand up to 18 months of isolation and job loss; the ability to social distance will have a direct impact on the expected death toll.
Priority 3: Support the health care costs of Americans who are afflicted with COVID-19 and impacted by the economic downturn, and by extension provide financial support for states, hospitals, community health centers, and other health care institutions.
Priority 4: Protect the most vulnerable Americans from COVID-19: people with underlying chronic medical conditions, those living in close quarters or otherwise unable to practice social distancing, and seniors–especially those in nursing homes.
Priority 5: Put the full resources of the entire nation to their maximum use in order to respond to pressing medical and public health infrastructure needs.