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UNITING TO PROTECT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: ADVOCACY WEBINAR SERIES: 2/15

With numerous emerging threats to Medicaid and behavioral health services, beginning in 2017, the National Council will hold biweekly policy webinars to update our members on the latest news and advocacy opportunities out of Washington. We will monitor and update our members on issues that matter most, including: the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, proposed reforms to Medicaid and details on government spending for behavioral health care programs.

WHAM: The 5 Keys to Success

Join Larry Fricks, Senior Integrated Health Consultant for the National Council, for a short coffee break webinar to talk about Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) and the five keys to success it offers.

Change is in the Air: Taking Initiative Towards a Tobacco-Free Texas

In 2015 approximately 264 billion cigarettes were sold in the U.S. and adults with mental illnesses smoked almost a third of them. This staggering trend represented a missed opportunity for Texas’ behavioral health centers to proactively address tobacco use with their clients. Taking Texas Tobacco Free (TTTF) was the perfect way to move the needle forward, providing assistance to local behavioral health centers across Texas looking to reverse this trend in one of our most vulnerable populations. Presented by TTTF Project Leads Lorraine Reitzel, Bill Wilson, Bryce Kyburz, Correa Fernandez and Timothy Stacy.

UNITING TO PROTECT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: ADVOCACY WEBINAR SERIES: 2/1

With numerous emerging threats to Medicaid and behavioral health services, beginning in 2017, the National Council will hold biweekly policy webinars to update our members on the latest news and advocacy opportunities out of Washington. We will monitor and update our members on issues that matter most, including: the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, proposed reforms to Medicaid and details on government spending for behavioral health care programs.

Beyond the Pill: Effective Strategies for Managing Chronic Pain and Reducing Opioid Usage

America’s opiate crisis is pushing for a new dialogue on how to treat complex patients with multiple diagnoses—particularly chronic pain. Behavioral healthcare professionals are a critical part of this dialogue since solutions like cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness are being recognized in research trials as more safe and effective than opiates when treating chronic pain issues. The upcoming webinar will include a range of experts sharing practical, non-pharmacological strategies for treating chronic pain and the often co-occurring conditions of depression and addiction.

Uniting to Protect Behavioral Health: Advocacy Webinar Series: 1/18

With numerous emerging threats to Medicaid and behavioral health services, beginning in 2017, the National Council will hold biweekly policy webinars to update our members on the latest news and advocacy opportunities out of Washington. We will monitor and update our members on issues that matter most, including: the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, proposed reforms to Medicaid and details on government spending for behavioral health care programs.

Value-Based Payments 101: Moving from Volume to Value in Behavioral Health Care

Election Impact: What to Expect Out of Washington in 2017

Join the National Council as we break down the election results and forecast what it means for your organizations, your members and your clients. Attendees will learn about opportunities to influence policy and effective techniques needed to succeed.

75,000 Too Many – How Can States, Providers, & Advocates Address & Reverse the Trend of Babies Born with Dependence on Opioids?

In recent years, maternal opiate use has surged but is too often kept secret until it’s too late. With this trend, health care providers across the country are encountering some of their most vulnerable victims: thousands of babies born with dependence on opioids, also known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). In states such as Tennessee where NAS incidence rates have skyrocketed in recent years, nearly two-thirds of mothers who deliver babies with NAS are using at least one doctor-prescribed opiate. This public health crisis has demonstrated an urgent need for action focused on prevention, access to treatment and translating data into effective practice. Join us to learn about strategies that health care providers and other public health stakeholders can utilize to inform local and state-level prevention and early identification efforts.

‘Tis the Season: Leverage Open Enrollment & Maximize Coverage for Tobacco Cessation

As the holiday season approaches, open enrollment (started November 1) for health insurance Marketplaces and Medicare is in full swing. Open enrollment is a great time for people living with behavioral health conditions to consider their health insurance coverage options. Given the high rates of tobacco use among people living with mental illnesses and substance use disorders, health insurance coverage is a valuable tool to access tobacco cessation, mental health, and substance use disorder prevention and treatment services. This webinar will address how behavioral health providers can conduct outreach and enrollment to clients for coverage opportunities offered by health insurance Marketplaces, and Medicare.

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