Resources to help you navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

Updated April 1, 2020

During a crisis like this, the healthcare innovation community is more important than ever.

That’s why we’re working on adapting MATTER’s existing programming to keep important conversations going as well as developing some new programming to help the healthcare innovation community navigate this uncertain time. Over the next several weeks, we’ll keep this page updated with resources to help you stay connected — from virtual conversations available from MATTER and the greater community to small business aid information and opportunities to help.

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Community programs

WEBINAR | CareAcademy: COVID-19 Roundtable for Home Care
Weekly on Fridays, 12:00pm CT
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MATTER programs

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP |Navigating Security and Compliance
Thu, Apr 9, 9:30am CT
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VIRTUAL WORKSHOP |Defining the Value You Create
Thu, Apr 9, 1:30pm CT
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VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | Understanding Copyrights & Work-for-Hire Agreements
Thu, Apr 16, 9:30am CT
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VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | Positioning and Differentiating Your Company
Thu, Apr 16, 1:30pm CT
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VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | Exploring Cybersecurity Fundamentals
Fri, Apr 17, 1:30pm CT
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VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | Understanding Trade Secret Basics
Thu, Apr 23, 9:30am CT
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Member-exclusive programs

Have questions about how to attend these webinars? Contact our team at info@matter.health.

WEBINAR | Navigating COVID-19: Utilizing Currently Available Resources
Fri, Apr 3, 2:00 PM CT

WEBINAR | Navigating COVID-19: How to Grow Amidst a Difficult Climate
Tue, Apr 7, 10:30 AM CT

WEBINAR | Navigating COVID-19: How to Communicate to Your Customers
Thu, Apr 9, 12:00 PM CT

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is working directly with state governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely affected by COVID-19. Learn more here. For small businesses in Illinois, learn more about your options here.

EVIVE CARE: FIND A COVID-19 TESTING SITE
Evive Care launched a website that connects people with COVID-19 testing centers near them. This search tool allows you to enter your state and county to find a list of testing sites in your area. Find a testing site here.

Opportunities to help

CHICAGO PROACTIVE RESPONSE
mHUB, 1871 and MATTER are collaborating to mobilize the technology ecosystem around designing solutions that can directly support the fight against COVID-19. Learn more here.

DIFFERENTIAL VENTURES COVID-19 GRANT PROGRAM
Differential Ventures is awarding $10,000-$25,000 grants to early-stage startups working in the fields of data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning who are using their technology to provide support for COVID-19 relief efforts or are searching for a cure. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and submissions are due by April 30. More details here.

MIT COVID-19 CHALLENGE
MIT is hosting a 48-hour virtual hackathon to develop solutions that address the most pressing technical, social and financial issues caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. The challenge Beat the Pandemic is happening April 3-April 5. Learn more and apply here.

HOY HEALTH: SUPPORT THE CROWD FUNDING INITIATIVE
Hoy Health is working with medical providers across the U.S. to aid the National Hispanic Medical Association and their network of over 50,000 physicians to offer a safety net solution for families in need. They hope to offer free telemedicine consultations and a 30-day supply of needed medication to uninsured consumers across the U.S. They are asking for donations to help subsidize the cost of these services. Contribute to the crowd funding initiative here.

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