You’re Invited! Two HRSA Partnered Events


You’re invited to two HRSA partnered events. For more information about the series, contact Veronica Roa at [email protected].

For more resources and tools about telehealth, visit:

Health Center Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic & The Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness Web Portal

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Webinar on January 21, 2021, 1:00pm


The Health Resources and Services Administration uses information from the COVID-19 Health Center survey to help track health center capacity and the impact of COVID-19 on health center operations, patients, and staff. This session will present specific data from rural health centers in New England and introduce and demo the new COVID-19 Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness web portal developed to help rural entities prepare for and respond to the pandemic.

Register in advance for this webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


    U.S. Public Health Service
    Senior Dental Advisor
    Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Christina Lachance, MPH
    Senior Advisor, Office of the Associate Administrator
    Bureau of Primary Health Care
    Health Resource and Services Administration 

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Telebehavioral Health Webinar Series – Part I

January 28, 2021, 1-2PM EDT

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations invites you to a free webinar on  Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Unsheltered and Vulnerable Populations during the Pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the special role of providers of health care to persons experiencing homelessness in addressing their medical and behavioral health needs during the pandemic
  • Understand promising practices for engaging unsheltered and vulnerable populations in substance use disorder treatment during the pandemic
  • Describe adaptations to ongoing services to improve access to behavioral health care during the pandemic
  • Gain awareness of the major challenges of implementing behavioral health services to persons experiencing homelessness during the pandemic

Featured Speakers:

  • CAPT Christopher Bersani, PsyD, ABPP, Deputy Regional Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Regional Operations, Region 1 Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Heidi Nelson, CEO, Duffy Health Center , Hyannis, Massachusetts.
  • Patricia A. Cawley, Senior Director of Program Services, Duffy Health Center, Hyannis Massachusetts.
  • Daniel K. Rodrigues, MSW, LICSW, Associate Director of Substance Use Disorder Services, Duffy Health Center, Hyannis Massachusetts.
  • Danielle Louder, Program Director, Northeast Telehealth Resource Center, Augusta, Maine.


Webinar Moderator:

  • Elizabeth McNamee, LCSW, Public Health Analyst, Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Regional Operations, Region 1 Boston, Massachusetts

Register in advance

This webinar is a close collaboration between the Office of Regional Operations Boston, Denver, and the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center. The series’ goal is to highlight innovative work addressing behavioral health, with a focus on substance use disorder, being accomplished by HRSA grantees through telebehavioral health in the context of COVID-19.

The PowerPoint presentations of the telebehavioral health webinar series will be e-mailed to all participants.

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