Nursing Homes and COVID-19: Mitigating the Spread of the Virus through Federal Guidance and Technology

June 30, 2020 | 10:00 AM MT


The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on long-term care environments given that they house older adults and individuals with underlying chronic conditions, who are more susceptible to serious complications from COVID-19 illness. According to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as of March 2020, 127 of the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes had at least 1 resident who tested positive for COVID-19. Nationally, counties own, operate and support 758 skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes. The concentration of COVID-19 cases and deaths in nursing homes greatly impacts both counties and our residents. Join NACo and United Health Care (UHC) for a webinar outlining federal guidance and telehealth technology resources that help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes and protect our nation’s vulnerable populations.

Medicaid Telehealth Webinar

June 30, 2020 | 12:00 PM MT


The webinar gives an overview of the Medicaid telehealth program and focuses on the flexibilities authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in response to COVID-19. Subject matter experts from CMS, NIHB, and Tribal health leaders share best practices to implement telehealth and discuss the enhancements state Medicaid programs have made during the pandemic. Participants are encouraged to join the dialogue to help NIHB and federal partners gain greater insight on ways to
strengthen the Medicaid telehealth program.

Indian Child Welfare: Practice Impacts and Responses to COVID-19 in State Agencies

June 30, 2020 | 12:00 PM MT


Join NICWA for a webinar with state Indian child welfare professionals to hear discussions about impacts to state agency services and implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act during the pandemic.

Hospital Best Practices in Standing Up Telehealth During COVID-19-McLeod Health

June 30, 2020 | 1:00 PM MT

Indian Country COVID-19 Response Update Call

July 2, 2020 | 2:00 PM MT

Dear Tribal Leaders, Public Health Officials, and Indian Country Professionals,

 Please join the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service and our broader Indian Country COVID-19 Response Team Thursday, July 2, 2020. Next Thursday, we will feature content and special guests from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Education