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Resources and Tools for Addressing Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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For more than 50 years, we have been working to promote health and wellness among our staff, stakeholders, members and the communities they support. With recent news of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) inviting a heightened sense of uncertainty and apprehension, that commitment has never been stronger. In this time of confusion, there is hope. And there is help.

You are not alone. There are 3,325 member organizations that, like you, are working to keep their doors open, their staff safe and their communities healthy. To help you navigate this rapidly evolving situation, we are building a coronavirus resource directory and sharing tools and information to inform you every step of the way. For example:

Understanding the implications of the coronavirus can be challenging, especially as conflicting updates abound. Use these resources to learn about the current state and scope of the pandemic:

Resources for Behavioral Health Organizations

Keeping your doors open is essential during this time of need. To help limit disruption of services, while protecting your patients and staff from infection risk, consider the following guidelines:

In addition to the potential risk to physical health, the threat of COVID-19 also affects us emotionally. Here are some behavioral health care resources that can help:

As leaders on the frontlines of mental illness and addiction treatment, managing the needs of your patients, community and staff can be difficult during this time – we can help. We will keep you apprised of the latest news, updates and resources as they arrive. In the meantime, please follow us on social media to stay informed, or contact us should you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Together, we will thrive.