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TTC Resources and Upcoming Events

The Technology Transfer Centers (TTC) aggregates COVID-19 related products and events from across their networks:

MHTTC Resources

Responding to COVID-19, the Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers (MHTTC) offers products and resources that can be useful when coping with the effects of widespread public health crises such as:

  • Psychosocial Impacts of Disasters: Assisting Community Leaders
  • Supportive Practices for Mental Health Professionals During Pandemic-Related Social Distancing

MHTTC Pandemic Response Resources including recorded webinars

ATTC Resources

The Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC) have produced several resources to help providers to improve services capability in response to COVID-19:

ATTC Pandemic Response Resources

PTTC Resources

The Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTC) have produced several resources to help providers to improve services capability in response to COVID-19:

PTTC Pandemic Response Resources

SMI Adviser Resources

Resources on COVID-19 and Serious Mental Illness

SMI Adviser compiled a list of resources for clinicians who serve individuals with serious mental illness (SMI). During this crisis, refer to the evidence-based resources below for specific guidance around COVID-19. If you have specific questions on recent changes in telepsychiatry, prescribing clozapine, or any other topic, you may request a consultation from one of our national experts.

SMI Adviser Coronavirus Resources:

  • Resources on COVID-19 and Serious Mental Illness
  • Education Activities about COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Resources


How to prepare for a Video Appointment (PDF | 116 KB)

How to Talk About the COVID-19 Vaccines with Individuals Who Have Serious Mental Illness (SMI) (PDF | 3.2 MB)

Recorded Webinars:

National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED)

NCEED has gathered information to help support the community as the COVID-19 crises evolve. Resources were created to provide guidance on how to support yourself, your loved ones and your patients.

Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information – Focus-PHI

While the CoE-PHI develops tools and resources to increase healthcare organization and provider awareness about OCR and SAMHSA COVID-19 Guidance and Resources (and what they can do to protect patient privacy while providing SUD and MH telehealth services), we suggest reviewing SAMHSA’s COVID-19 Guidance and Resources as well as the HHS Office of Civil Rights’ Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency.

Tips to keep your telehealth visit private (PDF | 559 KB)
Federal Guidance for SUD and Mental Health Treatment Providers (PDF | 500 KB)

SAMHSA 42 CFR Part 2 Revised Rule - On July 15, 2020, SAMHSA finalized changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records regulations, 42 CFR Part 2 (“Part 2”). Part 2 protects the confidentiality of individuals in substance use disorder treatment, and establishes privacy and security requirements for written, electronic, and verbal information. The effective date of the changes to Part 2 will be August 14, 2020. Read the SAMHSA 42 CFR Part 2 Fact Sheet (PDF | 133 KB) for further details regarding the changes.

Recorded Webinars

  • Understanding the new changes on 42 CFR Part 2
  • Understanding New SAMHSA/OCR Guidance for Telehealth SUD and MH Services;
  • Maintaining Patients Confidentiality When Providing Medication for Opioid Use Disorder in Community Health Centers.

PCSS Resources

Resources and presentations

Tip Sheet

Recorded Webinars

Online Trainings


ORN Resources

Recorded Webinars


Last Updated

Last Updated: 05/04/2023