COVID-19 Resources

WICHE is closely monitoring the outbreak of “SARS-CoV-2,” and the disease it causes, which has been named “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). To inform and facilitate your response to a rapidly changing situation, WICHE has compiled the following set of resources, which will be updated as new information becomes available.

 

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Webinars

MHTTC Telehealth Learning & Consultation (TLC) Tuesdays

Telehealth Learning and Consultation (TLC) Tuesdays was a weekly online series for providers who are unfamiliar with telehealth. Our Technology Transfer Center (TTC) Network specialists devoted the first segment of each hour-long session to a specific topic, then addressed questions submitted by TTC Tuesday registrants. See recordings of the presentations, download the slides, and access more resources.

Past topics:

  • April 28: Telehealth Troubleshooting
  • March 31: Telehealth Basics
  • April 7: Telehealth Billing 
  • April 14: Telehealth Tools 
  • April 21: Telehealth with Children and Adolescents

The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)a partnership between WICHE and the University of North Dakota aimed at disseminating and implementing evidence-based practices for mental disorders into the field, hosted a free webinar about the psychosocial impacts of disaster. Dr. Andrew J. McLean spoke to the best practices for responding to the psychosocial impacts of disasters. See a summary and slides from the webinar..


Changing the Conversation about Mental Health to Support Students in the West During a Pandemic

Dennis Mohatt, vice president, Behavioral Health Program, and Patrick Lane, vice president, Policy Analysis and Research, were joined by Alison Malmon, founder and executive director of Active Minds, in this conversation. Video to come soon. For an audio recording of this webinar, please contact Genevieve Berry at gberry@wiche.edu.

Slides from the webinar

Transcript from the webinar


Telehealth

  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

    • Partnerships with Telehealth providers to pre-screen, establish resource connections, and reduce healthcare worker exposure while social distancing.
       
    • Some states are requiring insurance companies and health plans to cover out of network providers, copays, deductibles, and Telehealth.
  • NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

    • Contains resources for Telehealth expansion and Telemedicine while providing MAT.
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

    • Resources for social workers transitioning to their practices to Telehealth during
      COVID-19. 
       
    • Facetime and Skype Teletherapy sessions are offered for clinical social workers.
       
    • Telehealth workers can provide Teletherapy to new and existing Medicare beneficiary and get reimbursed.

Mental Health

  • Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)

    • The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) has compiled these resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states across HHS Region 8 to address mental health issues during COVID-19.
  • Resources from Active Minds

    • Active Minds, a nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults ages 14-25, offers these resources for different audiences. 

Licensure & Regulation

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)

    • Listing of Telebehavioral health information for counselors in health care.  Topics addressed include; Licensure and Liability Insurance; Ethical Standards; Insurance Billing Practices & Policies; Effective Remote Counseling.

Reimbursement

  • NAADAC

    • Contains Medicare Expansion/Insurance information.
  • State of Alaska

    • Temporary expansion of Medicaid Telehealth coverage.

Counseling Students Across State Lines – Guidance & Resources

Helpful Apps – COVID-19 information / Mental Health strategies

  • COVID-19 Screening Tool  (iPhone only)

    • The latest information from trusted sources about the coronavirus disease. It contains screening tools and gives access to resources.
  • betterhelp

    • A convenient way to get professional help from licensed therapists and counselors online. Counselors cover a wide range of areas from depression and anxiety to family and couples’ therapy.
  • Connections

    • Allows people to track their sobriety, access e-therapy to learn new recovery skills, connect with trained counselors and peers through messaging, clinical support available 7 days/wk. 9am-10pm EST, and more.
  • Moodpath

    • A personalized mental health companion. Offers a place to reflect and get information, encouragement, and guidance.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Info

    • The official WHO info app. Keep up to date with the latest global COVID 19 information.
  • Youper

    • Created by a team of doctors, scientists, and engineers to personalize various emotional health techniques for coping.