Mental Health Awareness Month Mental Health Awareness Month May is Mental Health Awareness Month. But mental health is more than a month. In order to stop the stigma, communication must continue around the importance of mental health all year. Specifically, during the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health has become a national conversation. The Kaiser Family Foundation reported in late April over half of U.S. ... Read more...

Contact Tracing and Next Steps Contact Tracing and Next Steps States move toward reopening, public health decisions continue to be in the spotlight. As curves plateau and state economies continue to struggle, people around the country are asking: when will we get back to normal? Public health and government officials, however, focus on how we return to normal. As of May 1, more than half ... Read more...

Managing Anxiety Amid COVID-19 Managing Anxiety Amid COVID-19 Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lot of noise flooding our daily lives. As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase, so do cases of anxiety and worry. Everyone in the world has been indirectly or directly affected by this virus. It’s no secret by now COVID-19 has a far greater impact than just those ... Read more...

Additional COVID-19 Stimulus Funding Available Additional COVID-19 Stimulus Funding Available The Federal coronavirus stimulus package was so well-received, it actually ran out of money! Luckily, Phase 3.5 of the COVID-19 funding passed, making $484 billion of emergency funds available for small businesses. The SBA is accepting applications again now. More Funding for Small Businesses: The Paycheck Protection Program was replenished, allowing small businesses and nonprofits to apply for economic ... Read more...

Eligibility Requirements for CARES Act Stimulus Funding Eligibility Requirements for CARES Act Stimulus Funding By now you’ve likely heard about the Federal coronavirus stimulus package to help businesses manage during the COVID-19 outbreak. Many behavioral health agencies are wondering if they are eligible for funding.  CARES Act Stimulus Funding Eligibility You are eligible if you are: A small business with fewer than 500 employees A 501(c)(3) with fewer than 500 employees A Tribal business ... Read more...

Telehealth Part 2: New Rules and Regulations from CMS Telehealth Part 2: New Rules and Regulations from CMS During these unprecedented times, many adjustments are put into action to accommodate the new normal of social distancing. As previously discussed in our New Rules for Telehealth Technology blog post, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a large spike in virtual healthcare visits. In these times of rapid change, normal rules and regulations are relaxed to ... Read more...