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MNNP COVID-19 Update

Posted 7 months ago

Dear MNNP Members and Nurse Practitioners within Minnesota,

We are living through unprecedented times. As healthcare providers we will play a unique role in this global pandemic. MNNP would like to recognize and thank you for all the work you are doing including fielding questions (and soothing worries) to working on the front lines and being flexible and creative in how you are providing access to care. As we all work to navigate our new normal we wanted to share some recent news and provide you with some resources that may be helpful.  

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Policy and Practice Updates

As of March 30, 2020, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  is issuing an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flex

AANP is tracking the policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is updating their page frequently with federal and state policy resources

State Emergency Response: Temporarily Suspended and Waived Practice Agreement Requirements 

Thank you, Governor Walz!

On March 17, Governor Walz signed a bill to direct $200 million toward a health care response fund aimed at helping front-line workers respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Department of Human Services needs more flexibility to waive program rules to allow for programs and services to be maintained during COVID-19. Today, Sandy Paddock, MNNP President joined over fifty other health care and community leaders in supporting the Department of Human Services request for financial aid to provide basic needs for Minnesotans affected by this pandemic. The proposed legislation would provide funding for health care coverage, mental health services, services for persons with disabilities and older adults; and economic assistance, housing support, child care for individuals and families. Link here to see the letter. 

We urge you to contact your legislators to take action to better ensure our friends, family members, and neighbors who depend on safety net supports can weather this crisis. Find your legislator here. 

Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash

 


Stay Informed. Resources for MNNP members and guests:

CDC. Information for healthcare professional

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/index.html

MDH. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html  

Childcare or Household Management Request by Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegVVXHmjRKuedb-v4Ht0jypo5tr0eSvsV2Q3m5oekdwjLaDA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0FHyKDvY3OaUqSVIa9aUTiTUODkhpiBMotBmWuxVuFWfUOKx7kVYXfX2c

Information and Resources for Workers: https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/workers/?fbclid=IwAR3S2VUf1i_3nB2Esi2V4ZwH65mqhFkkZz1DrAnVqZ0-NEwe9fXRyVR51ZU

Star Tribune. How to lend a helping hand to charities during the COVID-19 crisis

http://www.startribune.com/how-to-lend-a-helping-hand-during-the-covid-19-crisis/568876122/

USDHHS. SAMHSA. Disaster Distress Helpline

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Minnesota has set up a child care information hotline open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Metro number: 651-297-1304
  • Greater Minnesota: 1-800-657-350

 

Stay healthy,

Sincerely,

MNNP Board of Directors


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