Trump Administration Announces $20 Billion in New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding

US Administration Announces $20 Billion in New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding

Trump Administration Announces $20 Billion in New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding

Yesterday, under the leadership of President Trump, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced $20 billion in new funding for providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Under this Phase 3 General Distribution allocation, providers that have already received Provider Relief Fund payments are invited to apply for additional funding that considers financial losses and changes in operating expenses caused by the coronavirus. Previously ineligible providers, such as those who began practicing in 2020 are also invited to apply, and an expanded group of behavioral health providers confronting the emergence of increased mental health and substance use issues exacerbated by the pandemic are also eligible for relief payments. Providers can begin applying for funds on Monday, October 5, 2020.

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Amid COVID-19 IBH Undeterred In Evidence-based Client Services

IBH Undeterred In Evidence-based Client Services Amid COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Joyfields Institute News – August 14-2020 – Atlanta, GA - In a statement today, Joyfields Institute for Evidence Based Professionals announced that IBH Addiction Recovery Center of Akron, Ohio is taking bold steps undeterred in its efforts to deliver evidence-based and strength-centered services to their clients.

Since March the agency and staff has been undergoing the process of becoming certified as an evidence-based organization, leadership and as practitioners. Recently it completed (along with 4 other agencies in Summit County, Ohio) a third party driven internal self-assessment to determine steps it must take to enhance services it delivers using evidence-based approaches. Amid the challenges of COVID-19 the staff and its leadership have remained undeterred. The self-assessment resulted in an Evidence-Based Organizational (EBO) Report Card that is helping to guide its next steps.

IBH Executive Director, Jonathan Wylly commented saying, "The IBH Team is excited to work with Joyfield’s and our local county mental health and addiction authority (Summit County ADM Board) to further our goal of becoming a highly regarded and sought-after addiction treatment services agency."

In July its leadership participated in training, various capacity building, strategic and implementation action planning sessions revolving around becoming an evidence-based organization (EBO). IBH is building capacity around the five  areas defined within our evidence based organizational development program.

  • Knowledge and use of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices
  • Demonstrating of effective leadership
  • Organizational culture and assessment
  • Strategic planning, performance measurement, and program evaluation
  • Organizational capacity and sustainability

Later in August and September the entire IBH  direct care staff will undergo evidence-based practitioner training, skills building and coaching to also build capacity for providing evidence-based direct client services.

Mr. Wylly stated further that, "Going through the certification process is helping us tie together all our ongoing efforts to improve our performance as well as considering new practices for us to push harder."  

In a statement Joyfields Institute president, Sobem Nwoko congratulated the team on its "efforts to build staff and organizational capacity in proven methods essential for helping clients achieve success." He observed that the IBH team "is making it all happen in the midst of this pandemic. It is indicative of unrivaled commitment on their part. BRAVO! to IBH and its team of professionals"

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About Joyfields Institute

Joyfields Institute is the world's leading provider of evidence-based & strength-centered programs and supports training, implementation, and evaluation.

About IBH Addiction Recovery Center

IBH Addiction Recovery Center provides professional treatment services and peer support to “persons afflicted with alcohol and drug addiction so they have the opportunity to restore hope and gain skills for a lifetime of sobriety.” Learn more at http://ibh.org/

CONTACTS

Joyfields Institute
Sobem Nwoko, President
[email protected]
(678) 542-0038

IBH Addiction Recovery Center
Gayle Stckley, Director Quality & Performance Improvement
[email protected]
330-237-6882

 

 

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ADM Board Pushes Through With Pilot Evaluation of Agencies it Oversees

ADM Board Completes Phase-1 of Evidence-Based Organizational (EBO) Development of County Service Providers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Joyfields Institute News – July 16, 2020 – Atlanta, GA - County of Summit ADM Board has completed a pilot program which evaluated county agencies the board oversees. The board worked with Joyfields Institute as an objective third party to assess work being done. Five service provider agencies voluntarily participated in the pilot.

Specifically the pilot examined the degree work being performance is evidence-based utilizing the Joyfields Institute's Evidence-Based Organization Report Card (EBORC). The EBORC process entails gathering data which is then analysed and utilized to report findings. The report focused on the five areas of evidence-based organizational development and effectiveness:

  1. Knowledge and use of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices.
  2. Demonstration of effective organizational leadership.
  3. Understanding of organizational culture and use of organizational assessment.
  4. Utilization of effective strategic planning, performance measurement, and program evaluation.
  5. Ongoing efforts to enhance organizational capacity and sustainability.

The report for each agency is comprehensive and included recommendations for improving in the five areas.

Sobem Nwoko, President, Joyfields Institute stated, "Report cards benefit agencies and especially their funders in different ways. As an example, agencies and their funders are able to use their report findings and recommendations to design funding strategies, and initiatives that are data-informed. It also places them in a position to make disbursements more efficient, agency specific for targeted capacity building, among others."

A cumulative report of the combined 5 pilot agencies was also produced for the ADM Board as part of the project.

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About Joyfields Institute
Joyfields Institute is the world's leading provider of evidence-based & strength-centered programs and supports training, implementation and evaluation. Learn more at www.joyfields.org

CONTACTS
Joyfields Institute
Sobem Nwoko, President 
[email protected] 
(678) 542-0038

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EB Pathways Conference & Masterclasses is ONLINE This October

Join Us ONLINE for EB Pathways Conference & Masterclasses This October

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NEWS FLASH! Whatever your're doing we urge you to pick up the pace!

Ok - a weak attempt at humor. Anyways we know the drill now- lets Get our momentum back. Keep adapting POWERFULLY. Our colleague David Myers says it best, "In a crisis those who are not evidence-based will struggle, and some may not survive". Dr. Myers is the author of the EBO Booklet, "Becoming An Evidence-Based Organization (EBO)".

If you aren't already, work toward being evidence-based. You will be placed in the  position to build capacity for adapting in rapidly evolving conditions - almost seamlessly.

Join us this October ONLINE at our upcoming fall event and learn how;

Evidence-Based "PATHWAYS" Conference & Masterclasses - ONLINE Event

October 21-30 | At Your Desktop or Smart Device

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GOP Senators Introduce New Police Reform Bill

Senate Republicans released a policing bill on Wednesday that centers on creating more transparency in law enforcement and using federal aid as leverage for change. Among other measures, the bill would increase federal reporting requirements for use-of-force and no-knock warrants and withhold funding to departments without bans on chokeholds.

GOP Senators Introduce New Police Reform Bill

 

 

 

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Officials Reduce Barriers to COVID-19 Loans for People with Records

Move To Reduce Restrictions on COVID-19 Loans for People with Records

Federal officials on Friday agreed to ease restrictions that blocked some people with criminal records from receiving small-business loans needed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The U.S. Small Business Administration will no longer disqualify applicants who have been convicted of a crime over the last five years, instead adjusting the restrictions to loan-seekers who are less than a year removed from their conviction. Loan applicants who have been convicted of financial crimes, such as bribery and embezzlement, in the last five years would still be prohibited from securing emergency assistance for their business through the Paycheck Protection Program.

Officials Reduce Barriers to COVID-19 Loans for People with Records

 

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