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National Council webinars present experts on key mental health and addictions topics, followed by meaningful Q&A with webinar participants.

Webinars are offered in the following tracks:

  • Addiction Disorders
  • Clinical Practice Improvement
  • Workforce Development
  • Compliance
  • Integration
  • Health Reform & Other Delivery/Payment System Changes
  • Trauma-informed Behavioral Health
  • Health IT & Treatment Technologies

The National Council does not offer continuing education credits or certificates of attendance for webinars.



Making the Case: How MAT Improves Mental Health Care for those with Opioid Dependence

Date: Tue., Oct. 6, 1:00 pm EDT

This is the second webinar in a three-part series on Medication Assisted Treatment. Join Dr. Hilary Connery – Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and Clinical Director for McLean Hospital Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse – to learn more about MAT’s contribution to improved mental health care and outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses and opioid dependence and successful modalities for mental health and MAT coordination and integration.

Using technology to improve outcomes for patients

Date: Wed., Oct. 14, 1:00 pm ET
Presenters: Sandra Vale, MD, Adult Behavioral Health Medical Director, The Center for Healthcare Services; Scott Hedges, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Seven Counties Services

This is the first webinar in a four-part series on how technology is transforming health care. Our health care system is placing more emphasis on reducing emergency room usage, avoiding hospitalization and improving transitions in care. All of these activities attempt to meet the triple aim of improving patient experience of care, reducing costs and improving the overall quality of care. Patient engagement is a problem across health care and remains a challenge for those with behavioral health conditions. In this webinar, medical directors from two community behavioral health organizations will detail how their centers use a new technology to drive clinical conversations within their treatment settings regarding patient engagement and treatment adherence. This webinar will provide timely information for treatment teams and administrators seeking to improve care.

Lessons from the Field: Effective Identification and Enrollment of Medically Frail Individuals

Date: Tue., Nov. 17, 12:30 pm EDT
Speakers: Seema Verma, President and Founder, Strategic Health Policy Solutions; Marquita Little, Health Policy Director, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families; Matthew Brooks, Chief Executive Officer, Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers, Inc.

The National Council and Community Catalyst recently developed an issue brief — Promoting Effective Identification of “Medically Frail” Individuals Under Medicaid Expansion—to help state policymakers develop procedures to effectively identify and link individuals who are medically frail to the Medicaid option that best fits their needs.

This webinar will feature representatives from early adopter states who will share their experiences developing policies for the medically frail exemption requirement. Speakers will explain how these policies were applied in their states and offer recommendations for state advocates, enrollment assisters and behavioral health providers.

MAT Roundtable: Lessons Learned from CBHOs Implementing MAT for Opioid Dependence

Date: Tue., Nov. 17, 12:30 pm EDT

This is the third webinar in a three-part series on Medication Assisted Treatment.During this roundtable, join leaders in community behavioral health – including Lynn Fahey, CEO of Brandywine Counseling and Community Services and Raymond Tamasi, President and CEO of Gosnold on Cape Cod – who will share their organizations’ experiences with successful and replicable models of mental health and MAT integration.



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The National Council does not offer continuing education credits or certificates of attendance for webinars.

Attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people that join. So please sign in early to ensure your seat for the live event. A free audio recording and Powerpoint will be available after the live event concludes.

How Do I Participate in National Council LIVE Webinars?

Registration is required for each webinar. Upon registering, you will receive email confirmation with webinar access information. Please register using the email of the person who will attend the webinar as the access information is unique and cannot be shared or forwarded. If multiple persons from your organization plan to attend the webinar from different computers, each person must register separately.

At the time of the webinar, you will need Internet access to view the presentation on your computer monitor and listen to the presenters through your computer speakers. We recommend that you log in at least 15 minutes prior to event time. You may also dial into a phone line to access the audio. During the presentation, you can send in questions for the speaker using the dialog box on the right of your webinar window.

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