Helping WNC Providers and our Community Respond to COVID-19


A practice support specialist will reach out within 24 hours*

The Regional Response Team at UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC wants to ensure Western North Carolina healthcare providers are well-equipped to manage COVID-19 and other community health needs. We encourage you to explore the following practice resources, updated guidance, training opportunities, and community resources.

 

COVID-19 Practice Resources

COVID-19 Regional Report
monthly report with updated guidance and resources for healthcare professionals

Data Dashboards

Library Guides
updated COVID-19 guidance, topic guides, tip sheets, patient resources, and more

PPE Supply Chain Resources
supply updates and vendor sourcing information

Vaccine Information for NC
registration portal,  rollout plan, training, tip sheets, patient resources

WNC Primary Care COVID Survey Results

 

FREE Weekly Drop-in Support via MAHEC Project ECHO®

Join us for these live videoconference sessions with MAHEC medical experts and practice support specialists. Each session includes case discussions and an opportunity to have your questions answered. You can drop in for as long as is helpful; however, you must attend the full hour to receive CME or CEU credits.

Community Health Workers' Peer Learning Collaborative
Third Thursday of the month from 12:00 to 1:00 pm beginning Nov. 19

  • Share best practices for engaging with community members to reduce the impacts of COVID-19
  • Identify resources and strategies to improve access to healthcare, social support, and other resources

Register to attend

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NC and SC Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network
Weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:30 pm beginning on Nov. 9

  • Cohort-based learning to help teams prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19
  • Quality improvement practices, training, technical assistance, resources, and tools

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Primary Care COVID-19 Collaborative Update
Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 am on Dec. 8 | Dec. 15 | Jan. 5 | Jan. 19

  • Regional updates on COVID-19 cases, clinical workflows, screening and triaging patients, and testing availability
  • Guidance on common challenges associated with diagnosing and managing patients with COVID-19

Register to attend

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COVID ECHO Archives

Acute Care of Inpatient with COVID-19

  • Learn current recommendations for acute care of COVID-19 patients
  • Explore evidence-based practices for stabilizing acutely ill patients
  • Identify when to transfer patients to a higher level of care
  • Understand risks and needs of specific populations

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Act Now: Coordinating Community Resources in WNC

  • Explore community-based resources that can help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19
  • Learn how NCCARE360 can help you coordinate care for your patients and clients

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Developing Resilience for the Healthcare Workforce

  • Explore tools for building personal and professional resiliency
  • Discover stress-reduction techniques that can improve your quality of life and patient care

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Primary Care COVID-19 Collaborative

  • Regional updates on COVID-19 cases, clinical workflows, screening and triaging patients, and testing availability
  • Guidance on common challenges associated with diagnosing and managing patients with COVID-19

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Using Telehealth: Practice Support for COVID-19 Preparedness

  • Support for providing telehealth services including virtual check-ins, e-visits, and telephone visits
  • Guidance on telehealth platforms, billing, and workflows

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Additional Resources

Webinars on COVID-19 | NC AHEC

Alternatives to Hospitalization

If you are caring for patients who have a DNR or who have requested not to be admitted to the ICU, CarePartners Home Health and Home Hospice are accepting referrals for patients who have tested positive or who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

 

Community Engagement and Inquiries

Please click the button below to learn how to

  • Donate medical supplies, equipment, expertise, time, or other resources
  • Access information about resources available in your community
  • Participate in student volunteer opportunites 
     

 

Community Resources

Asheville/Buncombe County Community Resources and Volunteer Needs | United Way 2-1-1

Buncombe County COVID-19 Community Updates

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Your Spot Your Shot | NC COVID-19 Vaccine Information