Grief and COVID-19

September 15, 2020 | 10:00 AM MDT


Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something important. Everyone grieves differently. Development, culture, family, and other factors strongly influence how people experience, mourn, cope with, and heal from loss. 

This webinar will discuss the loss and grief specifically associated with COVID-19. Using case examples, varied types of losses will be identified while interventions to address loss and grief during the pandemic will be suggested.  Information will presented on the unique aspects of grief and loss as they pertain to COVID-19, global grief, the risk factors of prolonged grief reaction related to death during COVID-19, as well as methods to effectively intervene with patients.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives:
1. Detect different types of loss and grief associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. 
2. Examine global nature of grief expressed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
3. Employ interventions to address grief associated with loss from COVID-19.

Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities

September 15, 2020 | 10:00 AM MDT


The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is hosting a virtual symposium on Thursday, September 17, 2020 to highlight state, tribal, territorial and community-based efforts to address COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native populations. The Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities virtual symposium will feature national, state, tribal and local experts leading these efforts and is developed for public health leaders at all levels and community organizations confronting the pandemic.

Telehealth & Health Equity: Considerations for Addressing Health Disparities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 15, 2020 | 12:00 PM MDT


During this COCA Call, presenters will discuss the intersection of telehealth and health equity and implications for health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will identify long-standing systemic health and social inequities that contribute to COVID-19 health disparities, while highlighting opportunities and limitations of telehealth implementation as an actionable solution.

Clinical Strategies to Promote Emotional and Behavioral Health in College-aged Youth During COVID-19

September 16, 2020 | 11:00 AM MDT


In collaboration with the New York Presbyterian Youth Anxiety Center, we are proud to present a free clinically based webinar training series designed primarily for campus based mental health providers. This training will focus on evidence based practices, strategies, and supports for use with college-aged youth as they return to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. The introductory session will launch on September 16, to broadly address the context and needs of campus mental health during COVID-19. There will be a 45-minute presentation with a 15-minute Q&A session.

Until We Have a Vaccine: Surveillance, Testing, and Contact Tracing

September 16, 2020 | 3:00 PM MDT


The fourteenth COVID-19 Conversations webinar will discuss the many aspects of COVID-19 containment, including best practices for disease surveillance and outbreak identification, testing strategy and opportunities, and progress on contact tracing.

The webinar will begin with an introduction from the session's moderator, Karen DeSalvo, Chief Health Officer, Google, and then feature a conversation with a panel of experts, including:

  • Michael Osterholm - Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota
  • LaQuandra Nesbitt - Director, District of Columbia Department of Health

The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience. 

This webinar has also been approved for 1.5 continuing education credits for CPH, CME, CNE or CHES. Several days after attending the webinar, participants will receive an email on how to claim their credits.

Insights from Congressional and Tribal Leaders: Coronavirus Relief for American Indian Tribal Governments

September 17, 2020 | 10:00 AM MDT


In March 2020, American Indian tribes celebrated their historic inclusion in the CARES Act, receiving nearly $11 billion in direct relief. The Act recognized that tribal governments are confronting extraordinary demands parallel to those faced by state and local governments. The relief dollars, however, have been slow to reach Native Americans. While tribal governments have put forth unprecedented efforts to serve their citizens in crisis, restrictions on the use and timing of federal relief monies have hindered tribes’ capacities to do all they are capable of.

Now, as Congress returns from their summer recess to debate additional coronavirus relief packages, including potential additional direct aid to tribal governments, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development will host a diverse panel of Congressional and tribal leaders to look ahead and discuss how Congress might come together on a bipartisan basis to enhance support for Indian Country’s pandemic recovery efforts.

Connecting Prevention Specialist to Native Communities During Times of Crisis: Listening Sessions

September 18, 2020 | 10:00 AM MDT


The National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC will be holding virtual sessions to support our Native communities in these challenging times. These weekly meetings will cover major concerns that have been expressed, and will continue to share resources, and encourage the peer support that has been happening among those who participated. We hope these meetings will be supportive and helpful, and that we can help connect you with the resources you need. Also feel free to reach out to Cindy Sagoe in advance to let her know if there are any topics you specifically want us to be prepared to address. We hope each and every one of you are staying safe and we look forward to connecting with you soon!
- Your National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC team in collaboration with SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center


Rural Health Clinic Cost Reporting During COVID

September 21, 2020 | 12:00 PM MDT


Rural health clinics will have a number of additional items to consider when we file our next cost report including: productivity standard exemptions; provider relief fund allocations; paycheck protection program loans; and expanded telehealth benefits. Thankfully, we have two experts in this space who are graciously agreeing to share their knowledge with the RHC community! Speakers will be: Julie Quinn, CPA, Vice President for Health Services Associates (HSA) Jeff Bramschreiber, CPA, Healthcare Partner for Wipfli