Tools and Resources for Navigating the Coronavirus

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First off, all of us here at The Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana hope that each and every one of you are staying safe as the Coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, and are heeding the warnings that have been sent by officials from the local to national levels.

As the world continues to wrestle with the effects of the virus, we understand the ripple effects will be felt far and wide for some time to come. As such, we are happy to share a list of resources provided by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

Resources from CDC on COVID-19 related to Individuals with Disabilities (added June 1, 2020)
Guidance for Direct Service Providers [cdc.gov]
Guidance for Group Homes for Individuals with Disabilities [cdc.gov]
Guidance for Direct Service Providers, Caregivers, Parents, and People with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders [cdc.gov]
People with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders [cdc.gov]

Helpful links where you can find information provided by FEMA:
FEMA online simplified application information
COVID19 coverage by FEMA
FEMA Stafford Act Guidelines

Information on Financial Assistance can be found here:
SAMSHA Grants   https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/fg-20-006
Montana Nonprofit Association and SBA Loans https://www.mtnonprofit.org/covid19nonprofit/
Assessing and Accessing Emergency Declaration for Cost Recovery and Federal Legislation for Behavioral Health (click here to link)
Federal Funding opportunities via MHCF webinar – (click here for link)

Information on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can be found here:
To order PPE: https://panacealife.com/wholesale/
List of PPE: download here

Information on Telehealth can be found here:
Coronavirus Response Act
Message from SAMHSA
Telehealth FAQ
National Council Telehealth Best Practices
Essential Businesses Letter
DPHHS Telehealth Policy Notification
Using Peer Supporters Effectively During COVID-19
Montana Healthcare Programs Notice

If any of you have further resources that could potentially help our communities, please share ideas and links in the comments below.

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