COVID-19 Resources for the MA Substance Addiction Workforce

Resources for Massachusetts substance addiction services providers related to the COVID-19 emergency are provided below.

This list will be updated at least weekly.

To submit a resource, contact us. Put “COVID-19 resource” in the subject line.

General Information and Updates

Substance Addiction & Healthcare Specific Information and Updates

Massachusetts

National

Support and Training / TA (including how to use technology to provide services)

Recovery Supports

Licensing / Certification Information and Updates

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (BSAS)

Contact Ian Bain with questions

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MBSACC)

  • Testing has been suspended for the duration of the epidemic.

Providing In-Person services – Workforce Support

Equity

Double Jeopardy: COVID-19 and Behavioral Health Disparities for Black and Latino Communities in the U.S (from SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity)

ATTC's Social Determinants of Health and COVID Discussion Series (registration required; recordings will be posted to the linked page)

National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health

Opioid Response Network's COVID-19 Special Population Resources (resources are not only related to opioids)

The COVID Racial Data Tracker

Racial Data Transparency

Funding Strategies and Support

National Council Financing ECHO - 3 sessions, recordings will be made available

FCC Telehealth funding opportunity - outpatient programs eligible

 

Note

Key issues identified by providers include:

  • delivering services online (technology and adapting to varying availability, considerations for treatment, billing, records/EHR connectivity, home monitoring)
  • keeping safe those who provide and receive services in person
  • prescriber guidance (e.g. Buprenorphine)
  • legal changes affecting privacy (42 CFR, HIPAA)