COVID-19 – MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
- CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS):
- UNITED NATIONS:
- WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION:
- CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC):
- SUBSTANCE ABUSE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA):
- COVID-19 Homepage
- Disaster Distress Hotline
- Training and Technical Assistance
- FAQs: Provision of Methadone and Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the COVID-19 Emergency: In response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, SAMHSA is providing answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the provision of methadone and buprenorphine for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder for new and existing patients.
- COVID-19 Guidance for Opioid Treatment Programs: SAMHSA is offering guidance on pharmacotherapy for opioid use disorder availability in circumstances in which patients may be exposed to highly contagious infectious agents (such as COVID-19).
- Use of Telemedicine While Providing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT): Under the Ryan Haight Act of 2008, where controlled substances are prescribed by means of the Internet, the general requirement is that the prescribing Practitioner must have conducted at least one in-person medical evaluation of the patient. U.S.C. 829(e). However, the Act provides an exception to this requirement. 21 U.S.C. 829 (e)(3)(A).
- TAP 34: Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs: This handbook offers guidance in creating a disaster preparedness and recovery plan for programs that provide treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders. It describes the planning process, preparing for a disaster, roles and responsibilities, training, and testing.
- COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response and 42 CFR Part 2 Guidance: In response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, SAMHSA is providing COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response and 42 CFR Part 2 guidance to ensure that substance use disorder treatment services are uninterrupted during this public health emergency.
- TIP 42: Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders: This updated (March 2020) TIP is intended to provide addiction counselors and other providers, supervisors, and administrators with the latest science in the screening, assessment, diagnosis, and management of co-occurring disorders.
- Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation during an Infectious Disease Outbreak: In the event of an infectious disease outbreak, local officials may require the public to take measures to limit and control the spread of the disease. This tip sheet provides information about social distancing, quarantine, and isolation.
- COVID-19 Homepage
COVID-19 ORGANIZATIONAL RESOURCES – MENTAL HEALTH:
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Mental Health and Covid-19
- Well Being Trust – Covid-19 Mental Health Resources
COVID-19 ORGANIZATIONAL RESOURCES – GENERAL:
- National League of Cities COVID-19 Response
- United States Conference of Mayors COVID-19 Response
- National Association of Counties COVID-19 Response
- Trust for America’s Health – Resource Portal
- United States of Care – Covid-19 Response
- The New Deal – Coronavirus Policy Resources Database
COVID-19 SUPPLIES RESOURCES:
COVID-19 DATA TRACKING DASHBOARDS:
- Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins Interactive Tracking Dashboard
- Splunk: Splunk Dashboard for Coronavirus Tracking
- Tableau: COVID-19 dashboard, data resources and public health response information (Tableau)
- Elucd: National Public Perception Dashboard on COVID-19
- SAS: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Dashboards (SAS)
COVID-19 RELATED FEDERAL GRANTS:
- Eligibility: States, U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments that were identified as eligible for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 State and Local Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program are eligible to apply under the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program solicitation
- Purpose: The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program will provide funding to assist eligible states, local units of government, and tribes in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus. Allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses, and addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.
- Eligibility: Eligible entities include 53 hospital associations in all states, the District of Columbia, New York City, and Puerto Rico.
- Purpose: The purpose of this NOFO is to support the urgent preparedness and response needs of hospitals, health systems, and physicians and nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak in order to help prepare them to identify, isolate, assess, transport, and treat patients with or persons under investigation for COVID-19 or other special pathogens. This NOFO will provide targeted awards to 53 hospital associations in all states, the District of Columbia, New York City, and Puerto Rico. Funding will be distributed to hospital associations using a formula specific to COVID-19, which takes into account criteria such as at-risk populations and other vulnerabilities associated with this pandemic (e.g., population density; size of populations with increased risk for mortality from COVID-19, such as older adults and individuals with comorbid health conditions; and health care capacity). Hospital associations will then distribute funds to hospitals and related health care entities within their state or jurisdiction, which may be used to train staff to implement pandemic preparedness plans to respond to COVID-19; procure supplies and equipment (with attention to supply chain shortages); rapidly ramp up infection control and triage training for health care professionals, especially considering growing supply chain shortages; retrofit separate areas to screen and treat large numbers of persons with suspected COVID-19 infections; implement expanded telemedicine and telehealth capabilities, and; increase the numbers of patient care beds to provide surge capacity using temporary structures, such as temporary hospitals that are deployed in a pandemic.
- Eligibility: State governments, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
- Purpose: The current national crisis of COVID-19 will certainly contribute to growth in these numbers. Americans across the country will struggle with increases in depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief. There is also anticipated increase in substance misuse as lives are impacted for individuals and families. The purpose of this program is to provide crisis intervention services, mental and substance use disorder treatment, and other related recovery supports for children and adults impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will be provided for states, territories, and tribes to develop comprehensive systems to address these needs. The purpose of this program is specifically to address the needs of individuals with serious mental illness, individuals with substance use disorders, and/or individuals with co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders. Additionally, the program will also focus on meeting the needs of individuals with mental disorders that are less severe than serious mental illness, including those in the healthcare profession