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Key Ingredients in Response to the Pandemic: Peer Support Values

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Martha Barbone

Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)

Martha Barbone, a peer specialist from Massachusetts, writes about the importance of person-centered support and shared lived experience during a pandemic.

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Turning COVID-19 Challenges into Opportunities: Tele-behavioral Health within Latino Communities

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Marta Gallego-Adkins Ph.D.

Psychologist, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, FL

To overcome the barriers to accessing mental and behavioral health services experienced by many within the Latino and immigrant community in Southwest Florida, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc., in Venice, Fla., a participating site in the CoE’s collaborative, developed a solution that prioritized bi-lingual and bi-cultural outreach and service provision within their community.

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Keeping Clients and Staff Safe in Residential Treatment; Lessons Learned throughout COVID-19

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Patti Mohling, LMSW, CADC

Counselor/Preauthorization Coordinator, Pathways Behavioral Services

Pathways Behavioral Services, a participating site in the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solution’s collaborative in Waterloo, IA, implemented new rehabilitative services protocols in response to COVID-19 to ensure they could remain open and continue to provide services to those experiencing SUD or transitioning back into the community from the criminal justice system.

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Innovative COVID-19 Partnerships: Bringing Community Together to Support Those Experiencing Homelessness

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Mark Boorse, MHS

Director of Program Development, Access Services

Access Services, a participating site in the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solution’s collaborative, expanded COVID-19 testing to vulnerable populations within their community by leveraging innovative partnerships to scale their mobile crisis and telehealth services.

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