Chronic Pain Management without Chronic Pill Prescribing
Chronic pain affects over 100 million Americans and costs the U.S nearly $635 billion annually in health care expenditures and lost productivity. To treat chronic pain over 250 million opioid prescriptions were written in 2015, contributing to the record levels of opioid misuse. One way to combat the current opioid epidemic is through the use of innovative, non-prescription based pain management approaches and techniques such as mindfulness training and cognitive behavioral therapy. During this webinar participants will learn the four basic mechanisms of pain, how emotions and thoughts increase pain and behavioral treatment options that relieve pain.
Safe and Effective Pharmacological Tobacco Cessation Supports for Individuals with Behavioral Health Conditions
Only about 1 in 4 mental health treatment facilities offer tobacco cessation services, and even fewer utilize pharmacological supports. This presents many organizations with ample opportunities to adopt programs and best practices for tobacco cessation treatment with clients. Do you know which medications are the safest and most effective for enhancing quit attempts with behavioral health populations? Join the National Behavioral Health Network and SAMSHA for this co-hosted presentation on new research and recommendations around Varenicline, Bupropion, and other cessation supports to assist your clients who want to stop using tobacco. You will also learn about the FDA removal of boxed warnings in their labeling of medications, new safety and efficacy research around medications, and best practices in overcoming challenges related to tobacco cessation services.
Satisfied with Your Return on IT Dollars Spent?
Charlie Grantham, Senior IT Systems Specialist for MTM Services, provides an overview of the assessments needed to help you determine if you are getting the best from your IT investment. The webinar focuses on: assessing your current IT system and EHR status; using cost-effective strategies to get the most out of future IT spending; meeting meaningful use requirements; and addressing cybersecurity threats: phishing, ransomware and social engineering attacks.
Behavioral Health Advisor: The Guide to Navigating Compliance
Behavioral Health Advisor, the National Council’s new product covering all things related to corporate compliance, was created to help behavioral health providers stay current with the latest rules and regulations, and help them establish robust compliance programs. The first live webinar is open to non-subscribers and covers topics in the first issue which include: overview of the current healthcare landscape and the ever growing role of compliance; value-based purchasing roadmap; HIPAA guidance issued to address responses to cyber-related security incidents; and update on SAMHSA's Buprenorphine Waiver Program. Please note that all future Behavioral Health Advisor webinars will be available exclusively to subscribers.
When Disaster Strikes: Promoting Resilience through Prevention, Preparation and Intervention
National Council trauma experts Karen Johnson, Cheryl Sharp and Linda Ligenza join Bob Doppelt from the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC) to offer opportunities to learn about the range of individual and collective responses to disaster, provide practical strategies to support affected parties, and highlight the importance of addressing responder stress and self-care. Bob Doppelt shared ITRC’s specific work on building resilience in response to natural disasters and climate change.
Making Cents of Cancer Coverage: How Providers Can Support Behavioral Health Patients in Financing Cancer Care
The cost of care can cause a major financial burden for people diagnosed with cancer and their families. In fact, a recent study indicates that almost one-third of cancer survivors experience financial hardships as a result of their diagnosis and/or treatment, often leading to poor physical and mental health outcomes. In addition, many cancer patients experience compounded psychological distress due to mental illnesses and/or addictions. Join the National Behavioral Health Network to discuss tools for providers to support behavioral health patients in financing cancer care services. This webinar highlights financial resources around expanded health care coverage and national organizational support services to assist clients.
Finding New Financing for Tobacco Cessation & Cancer Prevention Efforts
Do you want to innovate or try ground-breaking programs to support whole health among your clients? Do you want to fund this work but don’t know how? In this round table discussion, entrepreneurial experts will explore various financing mechanisms to support new tobacco cessation and cancer control programs in behavioral health settings.
Addiction and Medication-Assisted Treatment: Promoting Truth and Avoiding Bias
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, surpassing motor vehicle accidents in this category. While we have made significant strides toward recognizing addiction as a chronic health condition, there is still much more to do to combat this epidemic. An increasing amount of research highlights the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions, such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to support recovery. Providers everywhere have the opportunity to assist individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) in sustaining long-term treatment and recovery, despite misinformation and bias often faced by this population. During this webinar, attendees will be provided an overview of addiction as a chronic disease, outline the evidence based practices of MAT, and address the biases surrounding MAT and SUD treatment.
Effective Treatment Options for Co-Occurring Nicotine Dependence, E-Cigarettes and Marijuana Use
The risks of tobacco use are widely known, but we know less about the intersection of marijuana use and e-cigarettes, or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS.) It is common for individuals who smoke cigarettes or use e-cigarettes to also use marijuana and with these high rates of simultaneous use, it is important for behavioral health providers to know the current research and treatment options. This presentation includes information about what we know and don’t know about the intersection of nicotine dependence, marijuana, and e-cigarette use, as well as the potential benefits of simultaneously addressing all three with the people you serve.