The mission of the Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative (CMHC) is to provide a forum for a diverse and representative group of system stakeholders to influence the development and ongoing operation of an accessible and effective children’s mental health service system within Hennepin County.

DHS responded on April 21, 2020. The CMHC Coordinators have added additional references/information to compliment what has been shared by these agencies. Please take the time to read through.

The Federal Communications Commission announced that its Wireline Competition Bureau will begin accepting applications for $200 million in funding through the COVID-19 Telehealth Program beginning on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM Central Time.

Thank you to all of you who participated in last month’s conversations on the impact of COVID-19 on families and provider practice! We have been working hard to summarize themes from those discussions and compile the resources mentioned & shared, and are very happy to be able to share this back with you all!

We have been in communication with state officials and compiled the following information/resources to support you all as you manage through the COVID-19 crisis. These are difficult and uncertain times, for sure, but the best and fastest way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and return back to “normal” life is to follow the advised protocol as much as possible!

Thank you to Hennepin County for hosting the Systems of Care Training with Liz Manley at the end of February 2020. It was incredibly informative and offered a very needed baseline understanding of a system of care for providers, families and county employees and leaders.

The Collaborative will host two online gatherings for providers to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on practice and for providers to connect with one another on practice-related issues. We hope to gather the learning and information from these convenings and share back with the provider community, Hennepin County and state partners.

• Saturday, March 21st – PCLG Coffee & Conversation – CANCELLED
• Tuesday, March 24th, 2:30-4p – School-Based Mental Health Committee – Online
• Wednesday, March 25th, 9-10a – Provider Discussion on COVID-19 – ONLINE ONLY ( click to join)