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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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Plan to Have a Greener Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up in a few short weeks, and it’s time to think about planning for all your guests. It can be overwhelming to plan for so many people, clean the house, do all the grocery shopping, but don’t lose sight of the purpose of the holiday: to give thanks. Appreciate the world around you by having an eco-friendly Thanksgiving meal. According to life.gaiam.com, here are a few twists to “greenify” your delicious Thanksgiving:

Cook organic food—Give thanks to your local farmers by buying their food at co-ops or farmer’s markets. If something you need is out of season, then shop organic at a grocery store. These foods will have a low carbon footprint and be more delicious.

Reuse to-go containers—Fight climate change on turkey day by asking guests to bring their own reusable containers. “Every year, Americans use enough plastic wrap to cover the entire state of Texas.” Be mindful of how you store your leftovers this year.

Use china and cloth napkins—Paper plates, napkins and plastic silverware may be easy to clean up, but the environmental impact is lasting. “The average American uses 2,200 two-ply paper napkins per year- which adds up to 662 billion napkins being added to the landfill on an annual basis.” Be green: use cloth napkins and dinner plates.

Compost leftovers—If you’re lucky enough to be able to grow a garden in November, don’t forget to compost the leftovers from Thanksgiving. Potato peels, carrot peels and cranberry sauce can all be added to a compost pile.