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Wraparound Care in Communities of Faith
Trauma-Informed Care is an approach to addressing experiences of early adversity that emphasizes compassion and incorporates the belief that every person has intrinsic value and should be treated with dignity. It also promotes the understanding that negative behaviors may be typical responses to past traumatic experiences.
Join us on Wednesday, April 1 to learn how the combination of a trauma-informed faith community and a unique, faith-based emphasis on wraparound care may reduce negative outcomes and increase flourishing in individuals with past trauma and/or substance use disorder.
Andrea D. Clements, PhD
Professor and Assistant Chair for the Psychology Department at East Tennessee State University
Tanner Clements, M.Div
Director for Uplift Appalachia and teaching pastor at Christ-Reconciled Church, Johnson City, Tenn.
UPDATED: FAQs for Opioid Use Disorder Prescribing and Dispensing in the COVID-19 Emergency
In response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, SAMHSA is providing updates to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the provision of methadone and buprenorphine for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder for new and existing patients. Read More.
DEA and SAMHSA Buprenorphine and Telemedicine COVID-19 Guidance
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has partnered with SAMHSA to ensure authorized practitioners may admit and treat new patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) during the public health emergency. Read More.
Quality Payment Program and Quality Reporting Program/Value Based Purchasing Program COVID-19 Relief
On March 22, 2020, CMS announced relief for clinicians, providers, hospitals and facilities participating in quality reporting programs in response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This memorandum and factsheet supplements and provides additional guidance to health care providers with regard to the announcement. CMS has extended the 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data submission deadline from March 31 by 30 days to April 30, 2020. This and other efforts are to provide relief to clinicians responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the MIPS automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy will apply to MIPS eligible clinicians who do not submit their MIPS data by the April 30, 2020 deadline.
Long-Term Care Nursing Homes Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit
On March 27, CMS issued an electronic toolkit regarding telehealth and telemedicine for Long Term Care Nursing Home Facilities. This document contains electronic links to reliable sources of information regarding telehealth and telemedicine, including the significant changes made by CMS over the last week in response to the National Health Emergency. Most of the information is directed towards providers who may want to establish a permanent telemedicine program, but there is information here that will help in the temporary deployment of a telemedicine program as well. There are specific documents identified that will be useful in choosing telemedicine vendors, equipment, and software, initiating a telemedicine program, monitoring patients remotely, and developing documentation tools. There is also information that will be useful for providers who intend to care for patients through electronic virtual services that may be temporarily used during the COVID-19 pandemic. Toolkit
COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Homeless Providers: Daily Resource Digest
Below are new resources from HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) and their federal, state, and local partners. SNAPS will share daily updates highlighting new COVID-19 prevention and response resources targeted to homeless providers.
New HUD SNAPS Resources
Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoCs (A Spanish Version of Preventing and Managing the Spread of Infectious Disease for People Experiencing Homelessness is now available)
COVID-19: Client Screening and Work Flow Examples (San Diego, CA Client Screening Workflow Example and Fillable Template are now available)
FAQ: Can ESG funds be used to train staff on how to deliver services during the COVID-19 pandemic, including how to recognize symptoms, how to protect recipient staff from infection, and how to protect against spreading the virus while providing assistance?
Visit the SNAPS Disease Risks and Homelessness page on the HUD Exchange for a full list of COVID-19 infectious disease prevention and response resources