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CoE Office Hours: Whole Health, Wellness, and Resilience

Navigating the unknown and manifesting resilience takes time and energy that’s often hard to find in today’s world. A whole-health approach is an important part of employee wellness, and a natural match with the expertise and training of occupational therapists.

Last week, the Center of Excellence and partners from the American Occupational Therapy Association discussed practical interventions for implementing a whole-health approach during the webinar, “Navigating the New Normal: Whole Health, Wellness, and Resilience.” Check out the recording here, then join us to continue the conversation on the importance of an integrated wellness approach and learn from your peers on our next CoE Office Hours session, Thursday, September 17, 3-4 p.m. ET.

Ask the Expert Series – Military and Veterans Services

Improving outreach and access to care for military members and veterans is crucial for both the well-being of communities and for success in the CCBHC model.

Topics included: Strengthening relationships with community support organizations and local VAs and looking creatively for opportunities to connect with veterans in social settings.

Expert Facilitator: Col. Thomas Stokes, Journey to Normal
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 3 – 4 p.m. ET

Leadership Check-Up Series: Avoiding COVID-19 Burnout: Self-Care and Resiliency for Public Health Leaders

This webinar, held by the National Council’s Behavioral Health Training Institute and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) for the Leadership Check-Up Series: Developing Your Resiliency as a Public Health Professional, offered support to public health professionals working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. National behavioral health and resilience experts provided six sessions of conversation, reflection, and nourishment to help continue the vital work of responding to COVID-19 while better supporting families, friends, coworkers, and communities.

Download the webinar handout

Navigating the New Normal: Whole Health, Wellness, and Resilience

Navigating through the unknown and manifesting resilience takes time and energy that’s often hard to find in today’s world. A Whole Health approach is an important step in furthering employee wellness, and a natural match with Occupational Therapist’s expertise and training. We will explore practical interventions for implementing this approach, and how to apply resilience and compassion cultivation to assist us as we manage our own trauma responses to the turbulence that we are all experiencing. Join the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions, in partnership with the American Occupational Therapy Association, on Thursday, September 10th for Navigating the New Normal: Whole Health, Wellness and Resilience. We will explore strategies and ideas to: • Understanding the synergy of Occupational Therapy and Whole Health, including Occupational Therapy’s potential role in employee wellness • Learn motivation for and impact of Employee Whole Health as well as applicable resources • Practice how to take a resiliencing approach- specific skills and techniques necessary to promote resilience in ourselves, each other, and those we work with

CoE Office Hours: Responding to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic

In recent years, the opioid and overdose epidemics have increasingly threatened individuals, families, and communities across the country. Daunting statistics and rising death rates have necessitated diverse approaches by providers in all sectors, including professionals in public health, behavioral health, and primary care. Interventions have included an increase in medication-assisted treatment (MAT), medication-first policies, and harm reduction strategies. Did you miss our recent webinar where speakers shared these latest statistics and strategies to initiate recovery? Check out the recording on our website (https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/integrated-health-coe/training-events/), and join us to continue the conversation and learn from others on our next CoE Office Hour session on September, from 2-3 p.m. ET titled, CoE Office Hours: Responding to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic.

Responding to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic

In recent years, the opioid and overdose epidemics have increasingly threatened individuals, families, and communities across the country. Daunting statistics and rising death rates have necessitated diverse approaches by providers in all sectors, including professionals in public health, behavioral health, and primary care. Interventions have included an increase in medication-assisted treatment (MAT), medication-first policies, and harm reduction strategies. Join the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions for a webinar on August 26, from 2-3 p.m. ET. Our experts will present perspectives on the opioid overdose epidemic, related rises in stimulant overdoses and share strategies that can address overdose prevention, saving lives, and initiating recovery.

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Ask the Expert Series – Establishing Effective Partnerships

Partnerships with designated collaborating organizations and other community-based organizations and services are critical for success as a CCBHC.

Topics included: Legal and operational considerations for establishing effective partnerships.

Expert Facilitators: Samantha Holcombe, Susannah Vance Goplan, Esq., Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 3 – 4 p.m. ET

Leadership Check-Up Series: Crisis Leadership and Resiliency: A Trauma-Informed Approach to COVID-19 Response

In this special webinar, the National Council’s Behavioral Health Training Institute and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) offered support to public health professionals working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. National behavioral health and resilience experts provided six sessions of conversation, reflection, and nourishment to help you continue the vital work of responding to COVID-19 while better supporting your families, friends, coworkers, and communities.

This 1-hour workshop, led by Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT, the National Council’s director of trauma-informed services, identified public health leadership strategies to minimize the impact of anxiety on staff, as well as techniques to promote resiliency and self-care in a trauma-informed way.

Download the Journaling Handout

Oral Health & Behavioral Health: Models of Coordinated and Integrated Care

Oral health and behavioral health are closely tied together. Uncoordinated oral and behavioral health care and lack of access to care can drastically exacerbate health disparities, increase health care costs and result in poor overall health outcomes for those most at-risk. Join us on Wednesday, August 19th at 3 p.m. ET to learn more about emerging models of coordinated and integrated care for oral and behavioral health. During this webinar, we will learn about new care models that have been implemented by AllCare Health, Capitol Dental, and Swope Health, and hear insights from these organizations about key barriers and facilitators to better integrated oral and behavioral health care. This webinar will also present a sample integration framework that can be used by providers and other stakeholders interested in advancing more coordinated and integrated care across the oral and behavioral health systems. It will conclude with a series of policy options to help advance work in this area moving forward.

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