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MTM Ask The Experts: CCBHC Webinar Series Part 2 – Just In Time Prescriber Scheduling

SAMHSA requires CCBHCs to provide access to service within 10 days to clients with nonurgent needs. Many providers – both CCBHCs and those that recognize a more timely access to service is where the field is going – have implemented Same Day Access (SDA) for initial visits coupled with Just in Time (JIT) Prescriber Scheduling to get consumers into nonurgent medical care quickly, often within 3-5 days.

CCBHCs, Assisted Outpatient Treatment and Crisis Intervention: Expanding the Community Resources Continuum

For the six in ten Americans with mental illness who go untreated each year, additional community resources are desperately needed. Without help, individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) too often find themselves in a recurring cycle of incarceration or hospitalization—when earlier intervention could have kept them in their communities. How do we move beyond beds and jails to a robust system of comprehensive, community-based prevention and treatment services? Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) provide expanded access to crisis care, early intervention, and ongoing community-based treatment linked with courts, jails and prisons—paid for by an enhanced reimbursement rate that covers the real costs of these activities. Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) provides court-ordered treatment in the community for individuals with a history of being unable to consistently participate in treatment voluntarily. This webinar will explore how CCBHCs are uniquely positioned to provide needed care to individuals with SMI and how new expansion grants requiring assisted outpatient treatment services are creating opportunities to partner with individuals, families, jails, courts and probation services.

SAMHSA Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center Presents: Traumatic Brain Injury Among Service Members and Veterans: What Behavioral Health Providers, Families, and Peers Should Know

Throughout the country, communities are striving to address the effect of serious pain in service members, veterans, and their families (SMVF) by offering prevention, treatment, and recovery alternatives, while simultaneously confronting the public health demands of the opioid crisis. As communities work to achieve these goals, the role that pain management and opioid use play in the lives of SMVF must be factored into their efforts. Pain management is an important consideration for many SMVF. The National Institutes of Health cited a recent study that found that “veterans were about 40 percent more likely to experience severe pain than nonveterans[1].” Because opiate misuse is linked to factors including chronic pain and non-medical use of prescription opioids, community-planning efforts must take into account the unique needs of SMVF. Special consideration must be given to the inter-relationships of opioid misuse and conditions SMVF may experience, such as depression, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and suicidal ideation. Coordinated planning and implementation of military-culturally competent, alternative strategies that will address chronic pain and prevent SMVF opioid misuse and addiction are needed. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SMVF Technical Assistance (TA) Center will conduct a webinar in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and RAND, focusing on essential information surrounding the relationship between pain management and opiate misuse and addiction among SMVF. Presenters will also review other compounding factors that SMVF may experience. Strategies will be presented detailing how to support communities in their work to reduce the effects of severe pain, which can contribute to SMVF abuse of opioids. Research on SMVF alternatives for pain management will be included.

Mental Illness Among Older Adults

In the past year, about one in six people aged 50 or older had a mental illness, yet only half received mental health services. Despite the growing concern of co-morbid physical and behavioral health conditions among older adults in our nation, it can be can be hard for service providers to find information about identifying and responding to this concern. Register for this webinar, presented in collaboration with the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, to learn how to support the mental health of older adults.

Learn How to Enhance Substance Use Services in Primary Care

Excessive alcohol consumption accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults and the opioid epidemic claims 115 lives every day. Although not widely being done now in primary care, these settings are a key access point for substance use identification, prevention and intervention. Given the current climate, the National Council, with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, convened a panel of experts to develop “Implementing Care for Alcohol & Other Drug Use in Medical Settings: An Extension of SBIRT,” a step-by-step guide to assessing and addressing alcohol and/or other substance use as part of standard primary care practice.

Ask The Experts: CCBHC Webinar Series Part 1 – Same Day Access

SAMHSA requires CCBHCs to provide access to service within 10 days to clients with nonurgent needs. Many providers – both CCBHCs and those that recognize a more timely access to service is where the field is going – have implemented Same Day Access (SDA) for initial visits coupled with Just in Time (JIT) Prescriber Scheduling to get consumers into nonurgent medical care quickly, often within 3-5 days.

Naloxone Administration Training

Transformational Change Requires Transformational Leaders: Part 2

The measurement-based care operational, clinical and financial changes ahead for CBHCs will require leadership to support transformational change. Many organizations are not equipped to be successful in this changing world. In the second part of this two-part webinar, David Lloyd, founder of MTM Services, revisits his popular NatCon18 presentation, shares his insights based on more than twenty-five years of implementing transformational change and takes questions from the audience.

Criminal Justice and Serious Mental Illness: Moving to Patient Centered Care

A 2010 report from the Treatment Advocacy Center found that jails and prisons have more than three times the individuals living with serious mental illness than hospitals. Labeled as the “new mental hospitals or asylums,” at least 16 percent of inmates currently in jails and prisons have a serious mental illness compared to 6.4 percent in 1983. Unless gaps in care for these individuals are identified and effective patient-centered interventions are implemented, this problem will persist and potentially worsen.

Transformational Change Requires Transformational Leaders: Part 1

The measurement-based care operational, clinical and financial changes ahead for CBHCs will require leadership to support transformational change. Many organizations are not equipped to be successful in this changing world. In this two-part webinar, David Lloyd, founder of MTM Services, will revisit his popular NatCon18 presentation, share his insights based on more than twenty-five years of implementing transformational change and take questions from the audience. In Part 1, David addresses the biggest challenges facing behavioral healthcare providers today and how to assess an organization's readiness for change, including strengths and areas of risk.

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