CHIMA is working to populate resources so that members can have easy access to COVID-19 updates. If your organization has been using additional reputable sources, please share them with us at


World Health Organization's dashboard

- Protect yourself: including advice for the public on masks, myths, and the workplace 

- Country & technical guidance: downloadable articles including risk communication and community engagement, naming the coronavirus disease, guidance for institutions, surveillance, rapid response teams, case investigation, country-level coordination, planning, monitoring, and more

- Situation reports and dashboard; track the most recent statistics and updates from the World Health Organization

- Online training: including courses eligible for CPE credits (see below

- Research and development: including a full database of publications on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), updated daily, Monday through Friday

Government of Canada | Health Canada coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

- COVID-19 updates, prevention and risk, symptoms, and treatment

- Preparation: tips for caring for those who are ill, picking up prescriptions, etc.

- Travel advice: travel advisories, safety and security abroad 

- Canada's response: economic and financial support for Canadians

Harvard Medical School | Coronavirus Resource Center

- FAQs about Coronavirus and COVID-19

- Various podcasts with infectious disease physicians, public health experts, and professors 

- Important terms to know 


World Health Organization: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation

This dashboard allows you to view countries, areas, or territories with cases. 

ViriHealth data sources
ViriHealth data tracker  

ViriHealth compiles case information from government health ministry websites daily. 

ViriHealth provincial trends 

Graphs of the total number of cases and daily cases by province. 

Esri dashboard 

Various visual representations of the reported data for the coronavirus pandemic. 


CIHI: ICD-10-CA coding direction COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)

Direction on how health information professionals should code instances of COVID-19. Updates are being made frequently.

CIHI: COVID-19 resources 

Most recent public data CIHI has available on a number of topics that relate to COVID-19 including health care workers, hospitals and emergency departments, beyond the hospitals, health care spending, and your health system. There are also external data sources. Updates are being made frequently.

CIHI: Support request (eQuery)

Search CIHI’s repository of answers on data-related topics, or submit your questions for CIHI products and services.


Canadian Mental Health Association 

Relevant resources including tips to respond to employee anxiety about COVID-19, tips to support mental health amid concerns of COVID-19 pandemic, and more. 

Government of Canada | Mental health and wellness 

Various topics including improving your mental health, information on mental illness, disorders and diseases, suicide prevention, and mental health services available to all Canadians. 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic 

CAMH is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centres in its field. Find FAQ's and information on dealing with isolation, supporting a loved one, stigma, and prejudice. There are also a few tests including a perceived stress scale (PSS) test and a GAD-7*test that screens for symptoms of anxiety. 


Heart & Stroke | Get healthy

Helpful resources on various topics such as recipes, healthy eating, reducing stress, staying active, and the health of kids. | COVID resources

"Mindful is a mission-driven non-profit. We’re dedicated to inspiring, guiding, and connecting anyone who wants to explore mindfulness—to enjoy better health, more caring relationships, and a compassionate society." 


The World Health Organization has published COVID-19 courses, applicable for CHIMA's professional members to obtain CPE credits. Please see the available opportunities: 

WHO: COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response
This 3-module course covers the mission and purpose of this program (incl. COVID-19 knowledge), country-level prepardness and response, and pillars of the public health response. By the end of this course, lead planners and relevant partners should be able to assess and fill in capability gaps to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.


Category 1 Free Online: 2 hours approx. 
This course provides information on what facilities should be doing to be prepared to respond to a case of an emerging respiratory virus such as the novel coronavirus, how to identify a case once it occurs, and how to properly implement IPC measures to ensure there is no further transmission to HCW or to other patients and others in the healthcare facility.
1 Category 1 Free Online: 1 hour approx.
WHO: ePROTECT Respiratory Infections (EN)
All personnel responding to outbreaks of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) need to have the basic knowledge and skills to mount an effective response. They need to understand what ARIs are, how they are transmitted, how to assess the risk of infection and to understand basic hygiene measures to protect themselves. This learning package consists of 4 modules with videos and downloadable presentations.
2 Category 6* Free Online: 45–90 mins. approx.
This course includes content on clinical management of patients with a severe acute respiratory infection. It is intended for clinicians who are working in intensive care units (ICUs) in low and middle-income countries and managing adult and pediatric patients with severe forms of acute respiratory infection (SARI), including severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis and septic shock. It is a hands-on practical guide to be used by health care professionals involved in clinical care management during outbreaks of influenza virus (seasonal) human infection due avian influenza virus (H5N1, H7N9), MERS-CoV, COVID-19 or other emerging respiratory viral epidemics.
7 Category 6* Free Online: 10 hours approx. 

This course provides a general introduction to emerging respiratory viruses, including novel coronaviruses. By the end of this course, you should be able to describe:

- The nature of emerging respiratory viruses, how to detect and assess an outbreak, strategies for preventing and controlling outbreaks due to novel respiratory viruses;

- What strategies should be used to communicate risk and engage communities to detect, prevent and respond to the emergence of a novel respiratory virus.

3 Category 6* Free Online: 3 hours approx.
This online course assists learners in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief, with emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to cope with the effects of various types of stress.
1.5 Category 6* $15 + taxes Online: 45 – 90 minutes
Red Cross: Psychological First Aid - Caring for Others
This online course assists learners in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief on others, with emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to support others to cope with the effects of various types of stress. 
1.5 Category 6* $15 + taxes Online: 45 – 90 minutes
* Category 6: Other educational activities (Maximum 20% content – maximum 7 credits - in three-year CPE cycle) This can include participation in educational activities on topics not related to the HIM domains of practice but are relevant to the professional position of the member. 


Karen Pietrangelo, MHS, BA, CHIM, will be working to curate crisis tactics that are submitted to CHIMA from across the country. Please submit these to 


Monday, March 23, 2020


- Update for education partners 
- April 2020 CHIM NCE temporary process for candidates 


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