Children's Hospital Colorado

COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Council Toolkit

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Incident Command Center established the Scientific Advisory Council (SAC), an academic-operational partnership to advise hospital leaders on the best available evidence for screening and treating children with COVID-19 and protecting healthcare workers. This multidisciplinary team of scientists, clinicians and operational leaders’ charge is to review and translate the rapidly evolving COVID-19 literature to guide the organization’s clinical and operational practice and policy throughout the crisis.

Now, we’re providing these tested documents, tools and resources to assist other healthcare systems with implementing the structure for a scientific advisory board within their facilities. These resources are designed to help with any rapidly developing public health emergency or emerging disease – not only COVID-19.

We encourage you to download resources and submit questions and feedback about these tools below.

What's included

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Submit the request form for ready-to-implement processes, tools and templates to help your organization implement a scientific advisory group to review scientific evidence. Our toolkit includes the following:

  • Guidance and Processes for Rapid Evidence Assessment
  • Team Composition and Responsibilities
  • Children's Colorado Rapid Evidence Analysis and Dissemination System Flow Chart
  • Project Plan and Action Item Tracker
  • Literature Review Tracking Spreadsheet

We welcome you to download and adapt any of these resources to suit your organization's needs.

Download the toolkit

To download the complete toolkit, please complete the following form. You will receive an email with a compressed file (.zip) of all documents.

Please note: Children's Colorado will not sell or share any information submitted in this form. Members of our SAC may reach out to you in the future to learn how you customized these tools.

Citing these resources

Please cite these resources as follows:

  • Toolkit: Children’s Hospital Colorado Scientific Advisory Council Toolkit [Website]. Retrieved from Accessed on MM/DD/YYYY.
  • SAC guidelines: Children’s Hospital Colorado Scientific Advisory Council {guideline title} [Website]. Retrieved from Accessed on MM/DD/YYYY.

Share your feedback

We would love to hear from you! Please send your feedback about this toolkit along with any questions through the form below. A member of Children’s Colorado’s SAC will reply to you within the week.

Additional resources

From testing to town halls, telemedicine to phone triage, Children’s Colorado has proudly served our healthcare community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our hub of COVID-19 resources for healthcare professionals.