NFPs respond to COVID-19

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Image courtesy of The Social Studio, now making scrubs for frontline health workers.

A video message from Kate Torney, CEO of The State Library of Victoria, about Memory Bank

Since the beginning of the year, we have seen many of our not-for-profit partners respond to the needs of the community; firstly, during the bushfire crisis and now in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is not a definitive list of not-for-profits organisations who are responding in a myriad of ways to the current public health crisis. However, we wish to highlight the work being done by several of our not-for-profit partners and the wonderful ways in which they have adapted their activities to provide the goods and services that the community needs and can benefit from most in the current circumstances.

We have categorised these efforts below but many of them fall into several categories.

Health sector support

Educational resources

Resources for families

Community morale

Goods & services to vulnerable communities

Fact-checked, reliable information on COVID-19

Australian Academy of Science has created a COVID-19 News and Resources Hub which include an Expert Database and a Rapid Research Information Forum for the scientific community. Within the hub, there is also a section devoted to answering the general public’s questions: COVID-19: The facts. Here you can read about the latest science behind all aspects of public health and medical research initiatives that deal with COVID-19.

Most of the information is presented in short, easy-to-understand videos. Here are just a few examples:

Why wait for a vaccine?

Can you get re-infected?

What is the likely impact on Indigenous Australians and their communities? – presented by one of our Board members Professor Fiona Stanley.

We hope you will find many of the above initiatives useful, interesting or inspiring.

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community response,COVID-19,grantees

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