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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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Everything You Need to Know About the Slow Food Movement

According to the Slow Food website, it is a “global, grassroots organization with more than 150,000 members and 2,000 food communities throughout 150+ countries.” The movement is promoted as an alternative to fast food, and is built on the belief that “the food we eat should taste good; that it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work.”

The Slow Food Movement was founded in 1989 by Carlo Petrini. The native of the Piedmont region in Italy created the organization as a reaction to the opening of a McDonald’s in the historic Piazza di Spagna in Rome, as well as the poisonings and deaths that resulted from a wine producer’s choice to cut his wine with methanol to produce larger quantities of a cheaper product. Afraid that the unique regional flavors of Italy were in danger, he began promoting a lifestyle that preserved the important cultural heritage of food and the people who produce it.

Participating in the Slow Food Movement is a great way to become more connected to your community and the food you eat. Whether you go all in and totally adopt the lifestyle or simply incorporate some of the elements into the way you eat and think about food, these steps will help you get started:

- Buy whole ingredients and cook them yourself. Avoiding processed foods is great for your health, and taking the time to actually prepare your food is rewarding and can be a surprisingly relaxing activity.

- Grow some of your own food. If you’re lucky enough to have a spacious backyard, you can plant a big and luscious garden filled with delicious fruits and vegetables. But even if you live in a tiny studio apartment, you can still grow certain kinds of produce indoors or on a tiny windowsill. Nothing tastes quite as good as something that you’ve grown yourself.

- Shop locally. Visit farmer’s markets or seek out other growers in your area. It’s a great feeling to know the story behind what you’re eating, and you’ll be supporting the food producers in your community.

- Join a Slow Food group in your region. There are more than 100,000 Slow Food members all over the world, so it’s likely that you have a group near you. It’s a great way to meet more people who are passionate about preserving the quality of food and a chance to swap new ideas.