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Chronic Illness/Disability

Here are several resources for those with chronic illnesses and/or disabilities. These resources were collected by our community partners and vetted by CUIMC Columbia Students.


People with Moderate to Severe Asthma: Information for patients with moderate to severe asthma, including risk for contracting COVID-19, treatment, ways to prepare and how to follow the asthma action plan.

What People With Asthma Need To KnowInformation and frequently asked questions for people with asthma.


Caner Care: CancerCare’s mission is to “provide free emotional and practical support for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones, and the bereaved.” This resource provides phone and web-based counseling and support groups, a telephone hotline, free online resources, and financial assistance programs. You can search the website by cancer diagnosis or topic.

Information for Breast Cancer PatientsCOVID-19 information for breast cancer patients during the time of COVID-19 in a 9-minute YouTube video.

Chronic Diseases/Conditions

Advice and Support for Chronic Disease Patients and Their FamiliesFree COVID-19 support program for those with chronic diseases and their loved ones. You can get expert advice, join the online community, and learn about different ways to get involved.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community:  Resources for the deaf and hard of hearing community, including YouTube videos in ASL.


Diabetes and Coronavirus: Information on topics related to diabetes and COVID-19, including tips, online discussion boards, and legal rights.


What do older adults and people with disabilities need to know?: Information for older individuals and those living with disabilities. This is available in Spanish. 

Guidance for Wheelchair Users: Advice for wheelchair users to take during the COVID-19 pandemic, including how to keep hands and the wheelchair clean and social distancing.

Access-A-Ride Transportation for people with disabilities whose disability prevents their use of accessible mass transit, public bus, or subway service for some or all trips. 

COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities: Resources for those with disabilities including, information on COVID-19, food and supplies, social services and Medicaid benefits, home health care, transportation, housing, utilities, education, employment, businesses, finance, pet and service animals, and mental health. 


Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV: Information for persons with HIV and their health care providers regarding COVID-19. 

Information for Breast Cancer PatientsCOVID-19 information for breast cancer patients during the time of COVID-19 in a 9-minute YouTube video.

Kidney Disease/Dialysis

Staying Safe During Dialysis and the COVID-19 OutbreakInformation on what dialysis centers should be doing to protect patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Covid-19 and Kidney Disease: Resources for patients with kidney disease and their caregivers. This page also has general COVID-19 information including, diet, transplants, dialysis, managing health, medications, clinical trials, coping and support, travel, and things for caregivers to know. 

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