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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.


Upcoming Webinars


How Easily Can People Access Your Services?

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 2:30-3:30 PM EST

Presenter: Scott Lloyd, President, MTM Services

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On average, how long does it take for someone to get services from your agency? You want to offer the best service possible, but also don’t want to side step necessary intake procedures and protocols.

Organizations using open access with collaborative documentation – more than 500 to date – reduce their wait times, significantly decrease no show rates, increase productivity and increase customer satisfaction. Join this webinar to learn about the process of establishing an open access policy and how organizations adjust to this kind of system – in their workforce, clinical practice and beyond.



Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Presenters: Kathleen Nolan, Director State Programs, National Association of Medicaid Directors; Joe Parks, Missouri Medicaid Director; William Halsey, Director of Integrated Care for Connecticut Medicaid

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Opioid abuse and addiction are on the rise, and are seriously impacting families and communities across the country. Data shows that the Medicaid population bears a brunt of this epidemic. The consequences of opioid abuse have raised the interest of state Medicaid programs in tackling this complex problem. The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) released a report last fall that highlights a range of options for Medicaid to address this challenge across the spectrum of prevention, monitoring, education and treatment. Now NAMD is teaming with the National Council for Behavioral Health to host a discussion of this problem, and the potential solutions state Medicaid programs may employ to prevent and reduce opioid abuse and overdose.

On this webinar, leaders from state Medicaid offices will share the main findings of the report, and the challenges Medicaid programs may face in managing this issue. We will then hear from state voices on their successes and lessons learned in their efforts to tackle opioid abuse—including the opportunities and constraints at the patient, provider, plan and state policy levels. We welcome you to join the conversation.



Watch this page for topics, dates, and registration. Go to our Webinar Archive for recordings and PowerPoint presentations from past National Council LIVE webinars.

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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.

Download the Attendee Quick Reference Guide to keep handy.

A recording and the PowerPoint will be be posted within 48 hours AFTER the event.

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