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Considerations for Placement in Recovery Housing for Individuals Living with Severe Mental Illness

A SAMHSA sponsored webinar: Peer-Operated Services: Deep Dive into Two Models

Peer-operated services can help individuals living with extensive physical health, behavioral health and social needs manage or avert crisis, prevent relapse and readmission, and provide an alternative to homelessness and re-incarceration. Join the National Council to explore two peer-operated service models. Hands Across Long Island has effectively engaged homeless individuals and successfully promoted re-entry from prison. The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) created the peer bridger model which has successfully engaged and assisted thousands of New Yorkers in their transition from state and local hospitals into the community and reduced avoidable emergency room and inpatient service use.

Medicaid and SBIRT – Funding a Crucial Substance Use Prevention Model

Multiple addiction crises have challenged the way states, health systems and providers treat individuals with substance use disorders. As addiction crises persist, it’s crucial for health care professionals to have the best strategies to screen and assess patients for risky substance use behavior early and consistently. As a Medicaid director or staff member, you are central to the promotion of these effective models. Stay informed on evidence-based practices by learning about Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and its utility in preventing substance use disorders. Join Joe Parks, M.D., medical director at the National Council for Behavioral Health, to understand the value of this model and how state Medicaid departments can play a vital role in its implementation through reimbursement policy improvements that support its use. Learn from experience – listen to examples of SBIRT program outcomes in states like Missouri that have applied innovative payment models through their Medicaid programs.

Program to Achieve Wellness for a Webinar on Physical Health and Well-Being for Transition-Age Youth

On their path to adulthood, transition-age youth (ages 16-25 years old) are presented with many opportunities and challenges, particularly for those living with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. At 18, individuals move from the children’s mental health system into one designed for adults, a system that often fails to meet the unique needs of this age group. Learn more about the needs of transition-age youth, as well as how to engage in support and service provision that can help motivate youth to take control of their physical health and well-being.

Clarifying HIPAA Privacy Rules for Mental Health and Addiction Crises

In a continued effort to clarify the rules and regulations surrounding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has created and distributed new guidance making clear the circumstances in which covered health care providers can share certain patient information. To further this effort, the National Council is teaming up with OCR to highlight these efforts and bring this important information to our members. Join Peyton Isaac from OCR to hear more about OCR’s new guidance surrounding the opioid epidemic, get clarity on HIPAA’s rules on sharing patient information with friends, family and other providers and how providers can help empower consumers and family members to exercise their rights. Join us and gain valuable insight into one of health care’s most important, yet widely misunderstood protections.

Addiction Recovery Supports: Supporting Youth and Young Adults

Youth and young adults in or seeking recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs) often do not have access to recovery support services in their communities. Only 1 in 7 young adults who need treatment for SUDs receive it, and many who do receive treatment return to environments and social networks that put them at risk of using. Youth and young adults, in particular, are more likely to have a SUD than any other age group, making youth-specific recovery support services crucial. Behavioral health providers can strengthen their impact by informing clients about the array of recovery support services available and helping them achieve life in sustained recovery. Join Tim Rabolt, Project Coordinator at Altarum, who will explore how behavioral health providers can engage youth in recovery support services and examine the impact that recovery support services have on health outcomes of youth, helping providers ensure that they have the tools and resources to support youth in recovery.

Emotional Dimensions Of Health Care: A Prescription For Better Health

In a time when life expectancy is going up in many countries, a strange phenomenon is happening in America. Despite better access to health care and new technologies, our life expectancy has gone down as people are sicker more often and dying sooner. As a nation, we spend more and get less than most developed countries. Why? David Woodlock, CEO of the Institute for Community Living, Inc., proposes that we have long neglected the emotional dimensions of health. Adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress across the lifespan have been profoundly underestimated as drivers of chronic disease progression.

Clinical Aspects of SBIRT

One conversation can change a life. In the past year, 26 million people ages 12 and older were diagnosed with a substance use disorder (SUD), yet only 14 percent received treatment. A single conversation, as part of the evidence-based Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), can move people toward getting help. SBIRT uses tools like Motivational Interviewing to identify those at risk for developing an SUD and help those who already have an SUD. Generally, SBIRT increases an individual’s chance for early intervention and access to treatment. Join us or a webinar highlighting the clinical implementation of SBIRT within primary care settings, including a strong focus on Motivational Interviewing.

Supervisor to Manager to Leader

Position your leadership team for success in a dynamic, value-based health care marketplace. David Lloyd and MTM Services have helped more than 800 health care providers harness their potential and transform it into meaningful change. Now, it’s your turn.David will guide you through critical issues of leadership skill development.

Operational and Financial Aspects with Integrating SBIRT

In 2016, approximately 26 million people, ages 12 and older, experienced a substance use disorder (SUD). In that same year, only 3.8 million – just 14 percent – received treatment. A key strategy to address this discrepancy is providing health care professionals with efficient tools to screen patients for SUDs and assist them in accessing treatment and supports. Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice that providers can use to identify, reduce and prevent problematic substance use among the people they serve. Primary care settings are ideal places to utilize SBIRT to screen patients who may be misusing substances or have a SUD and provide appropriate care to address their needs. Join us for a conversation about the operational and financial aspects of SBIRT that allow you to implement SBIRT in your organization.

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