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Webinars

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. 

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

For help, email Communications@TheNationalCouncil.org.


Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Expansion Grant Deep Dive

Join the CCBHC Success Center at the National Council for Behavioral Health for an informational session on SAMHSA’s recently announced FY21 CCBHC Expansion Grants.

This session will provide an overview of the CCBHC core requirements, review the funding opportunity announcement (FOA), provide answers to frequently asked questions, and share strategic guidance and tips on implementation of the CCBHC model. While this session is intended to provide context and information, the National Council team and presenters are unable to answer any inquiries on behalf of SAMHSA. Any questions related to the funding opportunity itself will need to be directed to your SAMHSA project officer.

Check out our CCBHC Expansion Grants FAQs.

Improving Client Outcomes with Care Coordination

Join us for a two-part webinar series that will explore improving health outcomes for both individuals and populations, first by exploring care coordination practices, and then by exploring population health management strategies.

The first webinar in this series will focus on Care Coordination, an approach utilized at the individual level, which involves strong cross collaboration and shared responsibility across clinical teams and providers to improve upon and provide whole person care. This session will explore the role of the care coordinator, identify the various functions of effective care management, and discuss how organizations can plan for change to improve their care coordination, with special focus on care coordination within CCBHC settings during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

CoE Office Hours: Resources to Advance Health Equity Within Your Organization

Historically marginalized communities continue to face disproportionate challenges around access to and quality of behavioral health care due to systemic racism that results in significantly poorer mental health outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). Organizations must address their internal systems, and individual and organizational bias to reduce disproportionate health care challenges, decrease trauma and re-traumatization, build resiliency and strengthen engagement to mitigate these inequities and eliminate challenges faced by their clients and staff of color within their organizations.

Join us to learn more about general organizational considerations and resources developed by the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CoE) to advance diversity, equity and engagement within your organization during our CoE Office Hours session on Thursday, January 21, from 3-4 p.m. ET. We will also discuss an upcoming ECHO opportunity that will provide a safe space for peer-to-peer learning and open discussions among a group of health provider organizations committed to creating and advancing diverse, equitable and engaging environments.

Grantwriting for SAMHSA Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Expansion Grants

Join the CCBHC Success Center at the National Council for Behavioral Health for an informational session on grantwriting for SAMHSA’s recently announced FY21 CCBHC Expansion Grants, presented by Health Management Associates.

SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families Technical Assistance Center Presents: Best Practices and Systems of Support for Justice-Involved Veterans

The designation justice-involved Veteran is used to describe former service members who are involved in the criminal justice system. Involvement in the criminal justice system can range from initial arrest to court involvement, incarceration in jail or prison, or reentry into society. This webinar will provide an overview of emerging best practices and systems of support for justice-involved Veterans from the “front end” or initial point of contact with first responders to the point of reentry and readjustment with support from systems, programs, and peers.

Population Health Management Strategies

Join us for a two-part webinar series that will explore improving health outcomes for both individuals and populations, first by exploring care coordination practices, and then by exploring population health management strategies.

The second webinar in this series will focus on Population Health Management, which considers all clients in a population, from low-risk, healthy individuals to high-risk individuals with chronic conditions. This approach requires the capacity to utilize data to pursue a wide range of activities to systematically track and manage health conditions, treatment access and use, and effectiveness of treatment and services to understand population health priorities. This session will explore how to leverage common EMR-based mental health and substance use screening tools, level of care determination tools, and risk stratification tools to better inform behavioral health and primary care integration, with a focus on identifying and addressing healthcare disparities.

Adolescent Substance Use 101: Current Trends & The Impact of COVID-19

This webinar will provide an overview of current trends in psychoactive substance use among adolescents. The information will describe current data about what substances are being used and how trends differ across the county. The mechanism of action and associated impact of each major drug category will be detailed. Additionally, time will be dedicated to discussing the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic and its impact on rates of use and access to treatment.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to describe the psychoactive substances most commonly used by adolescents—including the main mechanisms of action and main reasons for adolescents’ use—and discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on current trends in adolescent substance use.

CCBHCs: A New Model for Behavioral Health Gaining Momentum in States

There is growing concern about the COVID-19 pandemic’s long-term impact on mental health and substance use and the threat of an epidemic of deaths of despair from alcohol and drug use and suicide. The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) model is well-placed to respond to this anticipated surge.

Policymakers are looking to CCBHCs to provide increased access to mental health and addiction treatment; address the longstanding gap in unmet need for care; improve partnerships with law enforcement, hospitals, and primary care; and expand states’ capacities to address the opioid crisis and growing suicide rates.

Find out how the 220 CCBHCS now operating in 33 states are changing the future of health care and why a growing number of states are moving toward permanently implementing the model independently via a state plan amendment or Medicaid waiver.

Solving for Sleep: Behavioral Health Lens on Sleep: Assessment and Intervention

This session will address sleep within behavioral health treatment: screening for sleep needs; SUD and sleep; behavioral interventions for sleep; and interdisciplinary collaboration.

This session is part of a year-long virtual series called “Solving for Sleep” which is focused on addressing sleep and related social and health needs through enhancing integrated primary and behavioral health care. This series is offered by the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) and the SAMHSA Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions.

Solving for Sleep: One Good Night: Experiences of Insomnia for Patients and Families Across the Lifespan

This session will feature panel style and video presentations focused on lived experiences including perspectives on older adults and parents of children with sleep difficulties.

This session is part of a year-long virtual series called “Solving for Sleep” which is focused on addressing sleep and related social and health needs through enhancing integrated primary and behavioral health care. This series is offered by the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) and the SAMHSA Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions.

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