Mental Health Survey

Hello NBRC Community,

CA Service System Survey

NBRC is partnering with the Center for START Services (CSS) at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability/UCED as part of the expansion of START services in California. Part of this process is to gather input from our community on the current mental health needs for individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and mental health needs (IDD-MH).  The goal is to determine what services are currently working well in our area and where improvements are needed. This list of questions is intended to learn from you about existing services in your community for people with IDD-MH, including persons with autism. This survey includes services that may be funded by regional centers, county mental health/behavioral services or insurance.

Please rate each question listed using the scale found below and put additional explanations in the space provided.  When responding about service availability in your community, please think about community as the area in which you or the people that you serve can realistically access needed services. At the end of the survey, we welcome you to identify any additional gaps in service effectiveness that you would like us to be aware of.

We are hoping to collect as many responses as possible from individuals working in or using any aspect of the service system (mental health, ID/DD services, education, drug/alcohol treatment, hospitals, justice, etc.), so please take a few minutes to both complete this survey by clicking on the link below, and then to forward this link to as many people within your organization and/or contact list as possible and ask them to complete it and forward it as well.

To begin the survey, please click on the below link

CA Service System Survey

PPE Pick Up Day 11/8/21

When?

Monday, November 8th

9:30 am – 12 pm

 

Where?

NBRC Napa Office

610 Airpark Rd.

Napa, CA 94558

 

What’s Available? 

Hand Sanitizer (8 oz., 16.9 oz., 1 gallon varieties)

N95 Masks

Surgical Masks

Isolation Gowns

Face Shields

Gloves (limited sizes)

DDS Directive – Vaccination Mandate

Below please find the latest directive from the Department of Developmental Services which summarizes the 9/28/21 California Department of Public Health Order.  Please pay particular attention to letter (e) below which mandates that all regional center and service provider employees must become vaccinated by November 30, 2021.

DDSDirective_PublicHealthOfficer_COVID-19Order_09282021

The new Public Health Order (PHO) requires full vaccination of the following individuals by November 30, 2021:

  1. All workers that work in Adult and Senior Care Facilities licensed by the California Department of Social Services (Community Care Licensing)
  2. All in-home direct services workers, including registered  home care aides and certified home health aides
  3. All wavier personal care services providers and In Home Support Services (IHSS) providers
  4. All hospice workers who are providing services in home or in a licensed setting
  5. All regional center employees as well as service provider workers, who provide services to a consumer through the regional center to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, except for those workers who only provide services to a consumer with whom they live or who are a family member of the consumer for whom they are providing services.

The PHO states that all workers who are eligible for the live-in and family member exceptions outlined in sections b, c and e above must only provide services to a single household.

Exemptions and Record Keeping

The PHO allows for specified exemptions for religious beliefs or qualified medical reasons.  If a worker is exempted they must be tested weekly for COVID-19 and wear a surgical mask.  If a worker is exempted the employer must retain a record of the exemption and the workers weekly COVID-19 test results.

Employers must retain a record of vaccination for each employee.  Per the PHO record keeping includes: (1) full name and date of birth; (2) vaccine manufacturer; and (3) date of vaccine administration (for first dose and, if applicable, second dose)

Full Vaccination Defined

One does of a one dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson or both doses of a two does vaccine such as Pfizer or Moderna

Board of Directors Meeting 10/6/21 at 6pm

The next meeting of the Board of Directors is a Regular Business Board Meeting scheduled as follows:

 

DATE:             October 6, 2021

TIME:              6:00 pm

PLACE:           Via Zoom

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88155755357?pwd=dWIrTWVyaUYxSytLUkZvYWsvMVJtUT09

 

Join by Phone:

Phone Number: 1-669-900-6833

Webinar ID: 897 0968 7840

Passcode: 912329

Se Habla Español

 

 

 

REMINDER: Notices are posted at www.nbrc.net. All meetings are made accessible to persons with disabilities and all members of the public are welcome to attend. Please contact Janelle Santana at (707) 256-1224 for further information or to request any disability-related modifications or accommodations.

Oct 6, 2021 Board Packet

Backpack & School Supplies Event

We had an awesome day at our Backpack & School Supplies Event! Over 50 backpacks were given away! Wishing all the students an amazing school year!

NBRC announces Public Meetings on Performance Contract 9/1/21 at 6:00 p.m.

NBRC will be presenting information on the agency’s Performance Contract, including objectives, outcomes and prior year performance

 

Save the date for Wed, September 1st at 6:00pm – more information about how to join via Zoom will be provided 7 days prior to the meeting

Per Trailer Bill Language (TBL) Section 16: Section 4629, Regional Centers are required to hold at least one public meeting regarding it’s prior year’s performance contract objectives and outcomes. In addition, per TBL Section 10: Section 4571 a public meeting of the Regional Center’s governing board is required to assess the comparative performance of the Regional Center and identify needed improvements in services for consumers, including but not limited to case management services.

HCBS Grant Application Period is Open FY 20-21

HCBS Compliance Activities Funding

In recognition that service providers will need to continue taking steps towards modifying their services, the fiscal year 2020-21 enacted budget contains $15 million to fund changes that are necessary for providers to come into compliance with the HCBS rules by March 2023.

2020-21 HCBS Compliance Grant Guidelines have been released and the application period now open. Grant applications are due no later than February 12th,2021. Completed applications should be emailed to:HCBSgrants@nbrc.net

More information on HCBS and the grant guidelines can be found here:

HCBS Grant Reminder Flyer 1-21 V2

https://nbrc.net/hcbs-compliance-projects/

https://www.dds.ca.gov/HCBS/