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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.

Drive Utilization, Revenue and Outcomes via an Integrated In-Person and Digital Therapeutic Model

On this National Council for Behavioral Health webinar, The Center for Mental Health (CMH) in Colorado shared how they are transforming their client care model by incorporating a digital behavioral health platform in a peer-led setting. The presentation explored the CMH’s transition to an innovative digital care model through its partnership with myStrength, and shared outcomes from an evaluation of technology’s impact on treatment capacity and costs. Participants learned practical, real-world insights that demonstrate the powerful clinical effectiveness of digital care, including: a case study illustrating how the CMH was able to increase client encounters by +50% and boost revenue streams – with limited impact to overhead costs; how digital tools can and should be incorporated to meet the demands in a value-based setting as well as a fee-for-service environment; and insight on maintaining the human connection as well as client satisfaction with proven, clinically-based digital behavioral health tools

Recovery Support Services – Housing and Peer Support

There is scientific evidence that adding peer support to traditional mental health and substance use services decreases substance use, reduced psychiatric hospitalization, improves social functioning, and increases the likelihood of stabilization, well-being and recovery. There is also a growing body of evidence that the addition of peer support within housing services, when implemented effectively, results in stronger engagement, decreased symptoms and increased self-efficacy and independence. This webinar will explore peer support within housing models and strategies to effectively include and implement the role.

SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center Presents: Strategies for Pain Management, and the Prevention of Opiate Misuse Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families

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. 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.” 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. In this webinar, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SMVF Technical Assistance (TA) Center partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and RAND to focus on essential information surrounding the relationship between pain management and opiate misuse and addiction among SMVF and present strategies detailing how to support communities in their work to reduce the effects of severe pain, which can contribute to SMVF abuse of opioids.

Integration Improves the Odds: Lessons Learned

People with mental health and substance use disorders may die decades earlier than the average person — mostly from untreated and preventable chronic illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease that are aggravated by poor health. Integrated care, the systematic coordination of general and behavioral healthcare, produces the best outcomes and proves the most effective approach to caring for people with multiple healthcare needs. However, integrating primary and behavioral healthcare can be difficult to do—organizations pursuing integrated care have to navigate workforce needs, workflows, regulations, and much more. Join the National Council and Johnson & Johnson on December 18th, from 2-3pm ET as we highlight three organizations that are successfully integrating primary and behavioral health care throughout their community. Representatives from Zufall Health Center in Central and Northern New Jersey, Center for Health Care Services in San Antonio, TX, and Thresholds in Chicago, IL will present on their organization’s unique approach to providing integrated care, including how their organization was able to navigate several challenges on the path towards integrated care.

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