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COVID-19 Resources

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Updated regularly, this is a collection of key member, industry, and federal resources curated by NAATP to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for our members and the industry at large. The collective work of NAATP is supported by its membership.

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Messages from NAATP Leadership

COVID-19 Vaccination Encouraged for All Treatment Staff

The CDC recommends that healthcare professionals be offered the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines. As essential healthcare staff working with individuals at high risk of contracting COVID, addiction treatment providers have an ethical imperative to get vaccinated unless there is a medical reason not to do so.
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Treatment Provider COVID Impact Survey

During August and September, NAATP collected data from 165 addiction treatment provider organizations in an effort to better understand the impacts of COVID on our membership, and more effectively advocate for continued relief for the SUD treatment field. Data was collected in the areas of revenue, staffing, patient services, and telehealth.



Interviews with Marvin Ventrell, NAATP CEO

“Addiction lives and grows in isolation, recovery occurs in community, and community is only real and sustainable to the extent that it is just.” 

May 15, 2020 - NAATP's CEO, Marvin Ventrell, discusses in this NAATP Podcast the profound impact that COVID-19 has had on the addiction field and the population that we serve, NAATP's response, and what's next.

Marvin also recently sat down with Neil Scott from Recovery - Coast to Coast and discusses the state of treatment in the time of COVID 19, as well as reimagining the future of treatment following the pandemic.

Recovery Coast to Coast Podcast

Public Policy Updates

CDC Sets COVID-19 Vaccine Priorities

December 2, 2020​ - NAATP has been steadfastly working on making certain that SUD workers are recognized as essential health care providers which would make them eligible for early-stage vaccinations. 
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New SUD Provider Relief Funds Announced

October 1, 2020 - Today HHS announced an additional $20 billion for healthcare providers. This money is from previously appropriated funds and specifically includes eligibility for substance use disorder residential treatment providers. 
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Congress can push HHS to Designate SUD Treatment Provider Assistance Funds

September 21, 2020 - While we will continue to press for relief in any future legislative relief package, we have decided to also focus on another avenue. Previously Congress provided billions of dollars in a fund for “healthcare providers.”  There are billions left unspent in that fund. Health and Human Services (HHS) can designate some of those dollars for SUD treatment providers.
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