Novel Coronavirus and prevention services
Update (March 2, 2020): Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) has launched a page specific to COVID-19. Please visit: https://www.theathenaforum.org/COVID19 for more information.
The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) appreciates your concern for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impacts on your community. Please remember to take care of yourself as well as those you serve.
As leaders in the community, we know you are looking for innovative ways to continue prevention services and public awareness strategies, as well as provide factual and consistent communication about COVID-19 (see resources below). We recommend you work with your Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) manager to discuss any concerns or questions about your contract or services.
If you are a current HCA contractor, please register for the next Learning Community Meeting on March 25 starting at 9 a.m. Registration information is located on the agenda and at https://www.theathenaforum.org/training-calendar/month. Note, from 11 a.m. to noon we will hold a question and answer session.
As you continue to find creative solutions to maintain services, we welcome you to share these with other coordinators and prevention providers on the Athena Forum discussion board at https://www.theathenaforum.org/creative-solutions-these-difficult-times.
- Health Care Authority, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery call for providers of mental health, substance use, and gambling support services – every Tuesday, through April 7 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Register here.
- Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) website
- Washington State Health Care Authority novel corona virus (COVID-19)
- Washington State Department of Health 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19) website
- Washington State Governor Jay Inslee website
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Taking care of your behavioral health: Tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak