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National ACT Virtual Meetings to Address Impact of COVID-19: September 2021

12:00pm - September 13, 2021 thru 1:30pm - September 13, 2021 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Northwest MHTTC
Registration Deadline: September 13, 2021
Need more information?
Contact us at northwest@mhttcnetwork.org

Join us for this 90-minute meeting on how ACT Teams in COVID hotspots are pivoting in response to the Delta variant. Special guest speaker: Dr. Brandon Guthrie, PhD, Associate Professor in Global Health and Epidemiology at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. This meeting is hosted and facilitated by the Northwest MHTTC and the Institute for Best Practices at the University of North Carolina.


ABOUT THIS EVENT

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a multidisciplinary, team-based model that provides intensive community-based and outreach-oriented services to people who experience the most severe and persistent mental illness. The vast majority also have a co-occurring substance use disorder and many experience comorbid medical illnesses as well as homelessness. This is a vulnerable population and their providers – ACT teams – are at elevated risk themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Northwest MHTTC is partnering with the Institute for Best Practices at the University of North Carolina to host and facilitate regular meetings for ACT teams. 

Goals of the meetings are to:

  • connect with one another
  • share strategies and resources for adapting team practices and communications   
  • facilitate connection to the most up-to-date resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
     

For more information or questions, contact:

Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine and Director of the Washington State Center of Excellence in First Episode Psychosis or Lorna Moser, PhD, Director of the UNC ACT Technical Assistance Center in the UNC Department of Psychiatry’s Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health and Coordinator of the North Carolina ACT Coalition.

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FACILITATORS

Lorna MoserLorna Moser, PhD

Dr. Moser is the Director of the UNC ACT Technical Assistance Center in the UNC Department of Psychiatry’s Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health; and Coordinator of the North Carolina ACT Coalition.

 

 

headshot of Dr. Maria Monroe-DevitaMaria Monroe-DeVita, PhD

Dr. Monroe-DeVita is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Director, Washington State Center of Excellence in First Episode Psychosis.