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Updates to Service Delivery by Heartland RADAC due to COVID - 19

 

It is the intention of Heartland RADAC to continue serving clients to the best of our ability, while adhering to the restrictions of the Statewide Stay at Home Order No 20-16, issued by Governor Kelly, which went into effect on March 30, 2020.   https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EO20-16.pdf

In order to continue providing services, Heartland RADAC has made a few adjustments to allow us to continue working with clients by phone and telemed/video, while maintaining the social distancing requirements due to COVID – 19.   

All Assessments, Case Management, Peer/Recovery Coaching and Treatment will be performed via phone and/or video depending on the technology available. 

When you call in to the agency main number, our schedulers will ask you a series of questions to make sure you have the ability to complete an assessment.  Once scheduled,  our staff will assist you in getting connected to you based on your responses to the following questions.   

Questions re: technology will include: 

1) Do you have the ability to download an app on your computer or phone? 

2) If yes – are you willing to download the app needed to complete a service via video. 

3) Do you have an email? Are you currently able to retrieve emails? 

4) What is your contact number we can reach you? 

5) Is there an identified Voicemail, where we can leave a confidential message? 

Please call us at 913-789-0951 or 1-800-281-0029 to schedule an assessment.

 https://www.hradac.com/what_we_do/hradacconsentandreleaseforms.html

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A Billion Acts of Green: Celebrate Earth Day Beyond April 22

A Billion Acts of Green is this year’s theme of Earth Day celebrated on April 22. Earth Day Network (EDN), the organization that grew out of the first Earth Day in 1970 started the Billion Acts of Green campaign to encourage people to celebrate beyond the day. Currently EDN has over 45 million acts pledged toward their goal of a billion by the Global Earth Summit that takes place in Rio, Brazil in 2012. Here are a few of the major contributions thus far.

Avatar Home Tree Initiative
James Cameron and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment capitalized on the movie Avatar to increase discussion of environmental issues. They also created the Avatar Home Tree Initiative that was announced to coincide with the release of Avatar on DVD. The goal was to plant over a million trees. They succeeded by planting 1,006,639 trees in 16 countries.

Ocean Conservancy
While over 70 percent of the Earth is covered in water, there’s still a tremendous need to take care of this precious resource. Ocean conservancy contributed over 10 million acts of green by removing over 10 million pieces of trash from coastlines of 108 countries. They kept track of types of trash they collected so we can better understand what pollutes our waters. Learn more at www.oceanconservancy.org.

Green Schools
The Earth Day Network has partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council and The Clinton Foundation, and aim to have all K-12 schools in America green within a generation. They annually reach over 30,000 teachers and administrators that encourage students to have a sense of responsibility for the environment. The Earth Day Network also organizes legislation to encourage schools to become greener. These include the Healthy Schools Act, No Child Left Inside and the National Civic Education Project.

How are you going to contribute to A Billion Acts of Green? Visit www.earthday.org to learn more about what Earth Day does and how you can contribute to A Billion Acts of Green.