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****************** DBHDS Commissioner Temporarily Closes State Hospital Admissions ********************
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Workforce Shortage Forces Temporary Closure of State Hospital Admissions:
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Virginia and other states across the nation have seen an increase in mental health cases following the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health hospital beds are needed now more than ever! Although psychiatric hospital beds are desperately needed, COVID-19 has had an impact on the workforce in Virginia’s psychiatric hospitals. This reduction in workforce has prompted Virginia to significantly reduce beds at the Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents from 48 to 18 over the past several months. To address the workforce reduction, Commissioner Land at the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) has ordered that Catawba Hospital, Central State Hospital, Eastern State Hospital, Piedmont Geriatric Hospital, and Western State Hospital temporarily close admissions and reduce their bed capacity to accommodate reduced staffing levels.

NAMI Virginia understands the bed reduction and closing of state hospital admissions will greatly affect Virginians with mental health needs and their families. We are currently advocating for mental health workforce development in Virginia and full funding to support adequate staffing at Virginia’s state psychiatric hospitals; funding that supports, at a minimum, the number of beds available prior to bed reductions and the temporary closure of admissions. NAMI Virginia is also joining partner organizations to request American Rescue Plan funds be appropriated to fund an additional ten Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU’s) across Virginia to provide care for individuals experiencing behavioral health crises. These units will provide immediate access to care 24/7 and subacute beds for up to 5 days of treatment.

What to do if you or your loved ones need to know:
If you or a loved one are unable to obtain a state psychiatric hospital bed to address a mental health crisis, please call 911. Other options include calling your local community services board mental health crisis line, go to your local emergency room, and/or seek out a bed in a private behavioral health hospital.

NAMI Virginia | P.O Box 8260, Richmond, VA 23226

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****************** DBHDS Commissioner Temporarily Closes State Hospital Admissions ******************** 
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Workforce Shortage Forces Temporary Closure of State Hospital Admissions:
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Virginia and other states across the nation have seen an increase in mental health cases following the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health hospital beds are needed now more than ever! Although psychiatric hospital beds are desperately needed, COVID-19 has had an impact on the workforce in Virginia’s psychiatric hospitals. This reduction in workforce has prompted Virginia to significantly reduce beds at the Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents from 48 to 18 over the past several months. To address the workforce reduction, Commissioner Land at the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) has ordered that Catawba Hospital, Central State Hospital, Eastern State Hospital, Piedmont Geriatric Hospital, and Western State Hospital temporarily close admissions and reduce their bed capacity to accommodate reduced staffing levels.  
 
NAMI Virginia understands the bed reduction and closing of state hospital admissions will greatly affect Virginians with mental health needs and their families. We are currently advocating for mental health workforce development in Virginia and full funding to support adequate staffing at Virginia’s state psychiatric hospitals; funding that supports, at a minimum, the number of beds available prior to bed reductions and the temporary closure of admissions. NAMI Virginia is also joining partner organizations to request American Rescue Plan funds be appropriated to fund an additional ten Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU’s) across Virginia to provide care for individuals experiencing behavioral health crises. These units will provide immediate access to care 24/7 and subacute beds for up to 5 days of treatment.  

What to do if you or your loved ones need to know:
If you or a loved one are unable to obtain a state psychiatric hospital bed to address a mental health crisis, please call 911. Other options include calling your local community services board mental health crisis line, go to your local emergency room, and/or seek out a bed in a private behavioral health hospital.  

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********* Webinar Recording - Supporting the Preventive Health Care Needs of Dually Eligible Women with Disability *********

Resources for Integrated Care invites you to view a recording of our webinar, Supporting the Preventive Health Care Needs of Dually Eligible Women with Disability.

Webinar Recording - Supporting the Preventive Health Care Needs of Dually Eligible Women with Disability
www.resourcesforintegratedcare.com/DCC/Webinar/2021/Supporting_Preventive_Health_Care_Needs_of_Du...

Webinar Description:
Individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid with disability are more likely to report that they were unable to get necessary medical care, tests, or treatments compared to those without disability.[1] Women with disability experience a myriad of barriers in accessing preventive health care services, which may adversely impact their overall health and exacerbate health disparities.[2] Barriers to care include physical and structural obstacles, such as inaccessible facilities and limited transportation options to access services; communication challenges; provider bias, including lack of awareness among providers; and financial and systemic barriers.[3] As a result, women with disability have lower preventive care screening rates that fall behind women without disability, which can delay detection and adequate treatment of health concerns.[4]
This webinar explores the challenges and barriers that women with disability face in accessing screenings and health services, and highlights promising practices providers and health plans can employ to achieve better integrated, person-centered care. The webinar also addresses increased challenges to accessing preventive health care during the time of the COVID-19 public health emergency. By the end of this interactive webinar, participants will be able to:
• Recognize the challenges and barriers to accessing health care that women with disability face, including attitudinal biases, physical access barriers, communication challenges, stigma, and unmet social needs
• Identify how providers, care teams, and non-clinical staff can employ integrated and person-centered approaches to support women with disability in receiving care that meets their needs and preferences
• Describe how health plans and providers can support women with disability by improving communication and physical accessibility
Featured Speakers:
• Monika Mitra, PhD, Director, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Brandeis University
• John Harris, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Magee-Women’s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
• Sarah Triano, Director, Policy and Innovation, Complex Care, Centene Corporation
• Amy Shannon, Consumer
Intended Audience:
This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders, including health plan leaders, primary care providers, social workers, care coordinators, case managers, caregivers, and organizations that provide services for dually eligible women with disability.
[1] Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2019). How Does Disability Affect Access to Health Care for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries? Retrieved from www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/OMH/Downloads/Data-Highlight_How-Does-Disability-Affect-....
[2] Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. (2013). Access to Preventive Healthcare Services for Women with Disabilities. Retrieved from www.astho.org/Access-to-Preventive-Healthcare-Services-for-Women-with-Disabilities-Fact-Sheet/.
[3] Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. (2013).
[4] Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. (2013).

Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) develops and disseminates technical assistance and actionable tools for providers of beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid based on successful innovations and care models. The RIC website features additional resources and tools for providers and health plans, available at www.resourcesforintegratedcare.com. RIC is supported by the CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office.

Please contact RIC@lewin.com with any questions.

Resources for Integrated Care
The Lewin Group
3160 Fairview Park Dr #600,
Falls Church, VA 22042
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********* Webinar Recording - Supporting the Preventive Health Care Needs of Dually Eligible Women with Disability *********

Resources for Integrated Care invites you to view a recording of our webinar, Supporting the Preventive Health Care Needs of Dually Eligible Women with Disability.
 
Webinar Recording - Supporting the Preventive Health Care Needs of Dually Eligible Women with Disability
https://www.resourcesforintegratedcare.com/DCC/Webinar/2021/Supporting_Preventive_Health_Care_Needs_of_Dually_Eligible_Women_with_Disability
 
Webinar Description:
Individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid with disability are more likely to report that they were unable to get necessary medical care, tests, or treatments compared to those without disability.[1] Women with disability experience a myriad of barriers in accessing preventive health care services, which may adversely impact their overall health and exacerbate health disparities.[2] Barriers to care include physical and structural obstacles, such as inaccessible facilities and limited transportation options to access services; communication challenges; provider bias, including lack of awareness among providers; and financial and systemic barriers.[3] As a result, women with disability have lower preventive care screening rates that fall behind women without disability, which can delay detection and adequate treatment of health concerns.[4]
This webinar explores the challenges and barriers that women with disability face in accessing screenings and health services, and highlights promising practices providers and health plans can employ to achieve better integrated, person-centered care. The webinar also addresses increased challenges to accessing preventive health care during the time of the COVID-19 public health emergency. By the end of this interactive webinar, participants will be able to:
•         Recognize the challenges and barriers to accessing health care that women with disability face, including attitudinal biases, physical access barriers, communication challenges, stigma, and unmet social needs
•         Identify how providers, care teams, and non-clinical staff can employ integrated and person-centered approaches to support women with disability in receiving care that meets their needs and preferences
•         Describe how health plans and providers can support women with disability by improving communication and physical accessibility
Featured Speakers:
•         Monika Mitra, PhD, Director, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Brandeis University
•         John Harris, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Magee-Women’s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
•         Sarah Triano, Director, Policy and Innovation, Complex Care, Centene Corporation
•         Amy Shannon, Consumer
Intended Audience:
This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders, including health plan leaders, primary care providers, social workers, care coordinators, case managers, caregivers, and organizations that provide services for dually eligible women with disability.
[1] Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2019). How Does Disability Affect Access to Health Care for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries? Retrieved from https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/OMH/Downloads/Data-Highlight_How-Does-Disability-Affect-Access-to-Health-Care-for-Dual-Eligible-Beneficiaries.pdf.
[2] Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. (2013). Access to Preventive Healthcare Services for Women with Disabilities. Retrieved from https://www.astho.org/Access-to-Preventive-Healthcare-Services-for-Women-with-Disabilities-Fact-Sheet/.
[3] Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. (2013).
[4] Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. (2013).
 
Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) develops and disseminates technical assistance and actionable tools for providers of beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid based on successful innovations and care models. The RIC website features additional resources and tools for providers and health plans, available at https://www.resourcesforintegratedcare.com. RIC is supported by the CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office.
 
Please contact RIC@lewin.com with any questions. 

Resources for Integrated Care
The Lewin Group
3160 Fairview Park Dr #600,
Falls Church, VA 22042

************* Submit your Artwork by Monday July 19! **************
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Hurry! Deadline for the 2022 IOD Calendar artwork is approaching.
In order to give more people an opportunity to participate in the IOD Calendar, we have decided to extend the deadline to Monday, July 19. Everyone is encouraged to submit artwork regardless of background, ability, or experience. Here are some simple submission guidelines for artists to follow:
• All artwork must be two-dimensional (i.e. drawings, paintings, or photography). Artwork may be created for the purpose of this calendar or may be selected from an existing portfolio of work. Check out last year's selections.
• Each artist is welcome to submit a maximum of three (3) works of art for consideration using the form below.
• If selected, artists must agree to the terms of the Artwork Release Form. Unfortunately, we are unable to feature any artwork without the release form. Please be sure you are willing and able to comply with the terms prior to submission.
Make sure to submit your work by Monday, July 19, 2021.

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************* Submit your Artwork by Monday July 19! **************
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Hurry! Deadline for the 2022 IOD Calendar artwork is approaching.
In order to give more people an opportunity to participate in the IOD Calendar, we have decided to extend the deadline to Monday, July 19. Everyone is encouraged to submit artwork regardless of background, ability, or experience. Here are some simple submission guidelines for artists to follow:
• All artwork must be two-dimensional (i.e. drawings, paintings, or photography). Artwork may be created for the purpose of this calendar or may be selected from an existing portfolio of work. Check out last years selections. 
• Each artist is welcome to submit a maximum of three (3) works of art for consideration using the form below. 
• If selected, artists must agree to the terms of the Artwork Release Form. Unfortunately, we are unable to feature any artwork without the release form. Please be sure you are willing and able to comply with the terms prior to submission. 
Make sure to submit your work by Monday, July 19, 2021. 

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