TTC Resources and Upcoming Events
The Technology Transfer Centers (TTC) aggregates COVID-19 related products and events from across their networks:
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
The Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC) have produced several resources to help providers to improve services capability in response to COVID-19:
The Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTC) have produced several resources to help providers to improve services capability in response to COVID-19:
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.
- Resources on COVID-19 and Serious Mental Illness
- Education Activities about COVID-19
- COVID-19 Resources
- Managing the Mental Health Effects of COVID-19
- Telepsychiatry in the Era of COVID-19
- Serious Mental Illness and COVID-19: Tailoring ACT Teams, Group Homes, and Supportive Housing
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.
- Eating Disorders and COVID-19: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know (PDF | 444 KB)
- Eating Disorders and COVID-19: What Individuals and Families/Caregivers Need to Know (PDF | 444 KB)
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.
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.
- 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.
- Taking Care of the Compassionate Care Team: Conversations about Moral Distress and Moral Injury
- Telepsychiatry’s Role in Medication Assisted Treatment
- Telemedicine-Delivered Buprenorphine Treatment in the Age of COVID-19
- Optimal MOUD prescribing practices for the Future: During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
- How COVID-19 Impacts Clinical Practice
- Supporting Providers After Overdose Death
- Grief and Managing an Overdose Death (PDF | 580 KB)
- Young adult seeking treatment after overdosing
- Stress, Relaxation, and Mindful Breathing: A Primer
- The Opioid Epidemic and COVID-19: How Social Determinants of Health Create Differential Impacts
- Telemedicine: Getting Started, Regulations and Privacy Issues
- American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine webinar titled Telemedicine: Getting Started, Regulations and Privacy Issues
- Compassionate Fatigue and Self Care: For Helping Professionals Working with Opioid Related Disorders