RAVI’S PROVIDER UPDATES

Dear Summit County Mental Health Providers,

Below are several updates that will help continue supporting your practice during this time:

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Hotline for healthcare providers ONLY which has been set up for peer and medical consults to allay exposure fears and offer advice on infection prevention:

Colorado – COVID Healthcare Provider Hotline: 303-389-1687 (press 3)

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CDC Update for Rural Stakeholders and Communities on the COVID-19 Response

Webinar Presentation on Wednesday, April 8 at 4:00 pm ET.
Presenter: Dr. Jay Butler, Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will share guidance with partners, public health practitioners, healthcare providers, and others working to protect the health of rural communities.  To submit questions in advance, please email ruralhealth@cdc.gov with “Rural Health Update 4/8” in the subject line.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_c7OYhtMORraMfh7Exp0dBg

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New Emergency Rules on Telehealth and Licensing

To help providers continue essential behavioral health services safely, the State Board of Human Services approved an emergency rule update today that immediately allows for the following actions:

  • Utilization of verbal consent to treatment,
  • Behavioral health services using video technology,
  • Emergency license modification for agencies to continue to provide behavioral health services in the event of a statewide emergency, and
  • Modification of on-site inspection requirements for agency license and designation reviews.

For more information, please see the rule update packet here.

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Building Hope has created a list of volunteer opportunities, both local and national, that can be shared with your clients and communities who are looking to lend a hand during this trying time: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15qWeFeOPYnP06SEHUrCABunEKzfV6u13pBhohP7FY-8/edit?usp=sharing

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Eagle Valley Behavioral Health is hosting a weekly peer support group by teens for teens. If you have any adolescent clients that need support, please share this zoom link: 

Zoom Meeting Topic: Quaran-Teens

Time: Fridays, 12:30 PM Mountain Time

https://zoom.us/j/4423672744

Meeting ID: 442 367 2744

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Building Hope’s weekly provider support meeting is taking place tomorrow, Wednesday April 7th at 12pm. Please join us here: https://zoom.us/j/283239959?pwd=NGpMM3NORmR3TTVtNTJxbmNpOUpndz09

Meeting ID: 283 239 959
Password: 065369

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Please share with your SUD clients:

A 10-part Zoom series on Substance Use Disorder titled, “Walking away from Substance Shame with Michelle Marzo,” runs Thursday evenings through June 4 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Participants are invited to attend as many or as few sessions as they’d like. Topics will vary from week to week, with a significant portion of each session devoted to sharing. Topics may include: Addiction as a brain disease, vulnerability as a way out of shame, co-occurring disorders, core beliefs, the science of emotion, and spirituality, among many others. Flyer is attached. For more information or to register, contact Michelle Marzo at marzocounseling@gmail.com.

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The Colorado COVID-19 Innovation Response Team is looking for mental health workers to offer free telehealth visits for under and uninsured Coloradans. Those interested can sign up here.

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Building Hope is continuing to offer our free community connectedness events online in a virtual setting. Please share the attached events calendar with your clients and community members. Please try to join us for part two of our very popular self-massage workshop! Our private facebook event group has replays of our past events including our first self-massage workshop and sound healing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/662564941160887/

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Telehealth Basics: Telehealth Learning and Consultation (TLC), Webinar hosted Tuesdays from 9am-10am: https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/mountain-plains-mhttc/event/telehealth-basics-tlc-tuesdays

Webinar for domestic violence advocates: Using technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Are you a telehealth provider but are not listed as such on our website’s therapist page?

Our website and social media has seen an increase in visitors and it is extremely important that we have your profile completely up to date. Please review your profile on our provide database and let me know if any changes or updates need to be made: https://buildinghopesummit.org/resources/therapy-resources/mental-health-providers/

Please let us know if there is any way that Building Hope can support you during this time.

Thanks,
Ravi

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