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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.


CoE Office Hour: Supporting the Wellbeing of LGBTQ+ Clients and Staff: Intersectional and Affirming Strategies

Due to historic marginalization and discrimination, LGBTQ+ individuals face health disparities and challenges in accessing inclusive healthcare. Individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ are more likely to report chronic physical health conditions, as well as experience mental health and substance use challenges at higher rates. It is important to provide equitable mental health and recovery services to persons who identify as LGBTQ+ and foster engaging environments for staff where they feel connected and understood. Staff and providers must understand and affirm a wide array of other identities that also overlap for LGBTQ+ individuals and populations, including those who also identify as Black, Indigenous and persons of color (BIPOC), persons with disabilities, persons who primarily speak languages other than English, and other identities.

 

Join us on Tuesday, October 19th from 2-3pm ET for a conversation with health equity and racial justice experts to hear about systemic challenges LGBTQ+ persons with intersecting identities face in healthcare and as staff in healthcare organizations. Experts will also discuss strategies to provide affirming supports for clients and staff who identify as LGBTQ+ in addition to their  intersecting identities.

CoE Office Hour: Resources & Tools for Advancing Rural Health Equity through Integrated Care

Rural, agricultural and tribal communities face a particular set of health inequities that are not as common in urban areas, due to several factors including historical injustices, structural urbanism and the effects of the mental health and recovery services workforce shortage on access to rural health services.

To advance health equity in underserved rural communities, it is important to recognize both systemic challenges and advantages that exist in rural areas, especially during COVID-19, as well as the social influences that shape rural health outcomes. Advancing integrated care in rural areas has the potential to not only improve access to comprehensive services, but also improve health equity and social determinants of health in rural areas.

Join us on Wednesday, October 20 from 2-3 p.m. ET for a conversation with rural health experts who will discuss innovative integrated care opportunities and share helpful tools and resources for advancing integrated care in rural communities. We will also share and discuss an upcoming ECHO opportunity that will provide peer-to-peer learning and open discussions among a group of rural health provider organizations committed to improving rural health equity.

Nicotine Addiction, Mental Wellbeing & Recovery 101

Advancement of public health policies and practices over the past 50 years has been effective in reducing nicotine addiction and smoking among the general population; however, significant tobacco-related disparities still exist among individuals with mental health and substance use challenges.

Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control on Thursday, October 21 from 12–1 p.m. ET for a conversation about strategies to address tobacco-related disparities and improve mental wellbeing and recovery for individuals with mental health and substance use challenges.

By joining this webinar, you will:

  • Learn ways in which tobacco control intersects with health equity.

  • Re-imagine ways to frame tobacco use in mental health, addiction and recovery.

  • Gain tools to enhance tobacco control and cessation efforts.

Strategies for Building Compassion Resilience in Integrated Care Settings

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, uncertainty and complexity in the workforce remains high and self-compassion during these times of volatility is exceptionally difficult. Community health care providers are particularly at risk for compassion fatigue, however, they are also in a unique position to enhance resilience among themselves, their organizations, and the clients they serve, by using trauma-informed care approaches. This webinar will highlight two organizations committed to promoting compassion resilience who will share their successes and lessons learned as they continue to explore innovative strategies for providing equitable, trauma-informed, and resilience-oriented services.

Join us for our webinar, Strategies for Building Compassion Resilience in Integrated Care Settings, on Tuesday, October 26, from 3:00-4:00pm ET to hear from integrated care experts who will explore compassion resilience strategies in integrated care settings and how to promote staff wellbeing!

CoE Office Hour: Strategies for Building Compassion Resilience in Integrated Care Settings

Did you attend the Compassion Resilience Strategies webinar on October 26th? Further your understanding – and get live answers to pressing questions about compassion resilience in integrated care settings – during our follow-up CoE Office Hour on Thursday, October 28th from 1:00-2:00pm ET. With integrated care experts, we can explore additional strategies.

Driving Integrated Health at Your Organization: Quality Improvement & Foundational Factors that Lead to Success

Interested in getting answers about how to create and maintain a successful integrated health practice? Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) in collaboration with SAMHSA Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CoE), is engaging in a year-long virtual initiative aimed at providing a roadmap for what every practice needs to know to keep integrated health “at work” within their care practice. This initiative is designed to empower professionals within the integrated health field with critical knowledge – from navigating upskilling on multi-disciplinary expertise to scaling operations. 

 
This webinar will kick off the series which will be hosted by our partner, PCDC.  Join us on Friday, October 29th, 2021, from 2-3:30pm ET for the webinar: Driving Integrated Health at Your Organization: Quality Improvement & Foundational Factors that Lead to Success and here from PCDC’s integrated health experts to ensure you are equipped with the information needed to navigate quality improvement measures (and use them to your advantage), overcome state level policy barriers, and jump through patient health information hoops.  

Building Capacity in the Workforce: A focus on Substance Use Education

Drug overdose deaths in the United States continue to persist and remain a major public health problem. From May 2019 to May 2020, there were over 81,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States, making it the highest number of over-dose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period (CDC, 2020). The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated rates of overdose across the country and worsened implications for the country’s healthcare workforce. Due to these circumstances, it is critical to utilize innovative approaches to build capacity within the substance use workforce to address this growing public health problem. The social work profession can be a crucial change agent when they receive the education, training, and experience necessary to adequately address substance use disorders in practice.

This webinar will highlight the successes from a recent learning collaborative, aimed to better prepare social workers for working with addiction and addiction-related issues to reduce the burden of overdose deaths and build workforce capacity. This initiative was led by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, in collaboration with the New York Community Trust and Council on Social Work Education.

Join us for our webinar, Building Capacity in the Workforce: A focus on Substance Use Education, on Tuesday, November 2, from 3:00-4:00pm ET to hear from the New York Community Trust project team and learn more in-depth about the learning collaborative.

CoE Office Hour: Building Capacity in the Workforce: A focus on Substance Use Education

Let’s continue the conversation outlining successes of the recent learning collaborative, aimed to better prepare social workers for working with addiction and addiction-related issues to reduce the burden of overdose deaths and build workforce capacity. This initiative was led by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, in collaboration with the New York Community Trust and Council on Social Work Education.

Join us for our follow up office hour, on Thursday, November 4, from 3:00-4:00pm ET to hear from the New York Community Trust project team, learn more in-depth about the learning collaborative and have your pressing questions answered!

Linkage to Care to Prevent Overdose: Strategies from the Field

Overdose death in the United States has increased at an alarming rate since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic with an increase of nearly 30% in 2020 compared to 2019. Despite rising rates of overdose, substance use-related harms are preventable. Evidence-based practices exist across a continuum of care for people at risk of overdose; however, people at risk of overdose often face significant challenges accessing treatment and navigating systems of care. Local and state health departments are uniquely well-suited to link people at risk of overdose to services and care to prevent overdose and support long-term recovery.

To support linkage to care efforts for people at risk of overdose, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developed Overdose Response and Linkage to Care: A Roadmap for Health Departments, a technical assistance tool informed by real-world experience. Attendees of this webinar will hear directly from health department staff implementing a variety of these linkage to care strategies to prevent overdose. These strategies can be adapted and replicated to meet the needs of communities across the country.