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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.

Your Insurance: Turning a Cost Center into an Opportunity

Community Behavioral Health Organizations (CBHOs) are all too familiar with having to acquire liability and malpractice insurance – and not knowing exactly what you are getting in return. Would you be surprised to learn that some CEOs of Community Behavioral Health Organizations are owners of an insurance company which only writes insurance for behavioral health organizations and an annual dividend? Please join our webinar held in conjunction with the Mental Health Risk Retention Group to learn more. Two veteran CEOs will share their experiences with this company and explain why they have been loyal and happy share-holders for almost 30 years.

Cracking the (CPT) Code for Tobacco Cessation & Cancer Prevention

Explore strategies that providers across the country are using to finance cancer screening and tobacco cessation interventions through CPT codes.

Promising Practices to Track, Monitor and Address the Needs Across the Cancer Continuum in Behavioral Health Populations

What do patients need for support on their cancer journey? Psychiatric care is one aspect of services for patients with cancer. This webinar explores promising practices, (eTools, mHealth resources, etc.) available to assist behavioral health providers in addressing barriers to care across the cancer continuum in behavioral health populations. 

Get Ready for National Council Hill Day 2017

Get ready for the National Council’s Hill Day! This webinar will prepare you to be an effective advocate for mental health and addictions issues, unveils our policy asks for Hill Day 2017, including Medicaid, funding for behavioral health priorities and more, talks about how to prepare for your Hill visits and provides advice on how to make the most of your time in Washington.

Long-Acting Injectables and Justice Involved Populations

While the five-year jail recidivism rate remains steady at 75%, implementing evidence-based behavioral health services continues to be a leading intervention that improves the likelihood of successful community reintegration for former inmates. With more than half of county jail inmates experiencing mental health and/or substance use disorders (MH/SUD), solutions are needed to promote continuity of treatment for justice involved populations. Meanwhile, navigating the complexities of the fragmented criminal justice and healthcare systems can be challenging for providers who treat justice involved people living with MH/SUD. Long Acting Injectables (LAIs) are an innovative and evidence-based treatment delivery modality that are designed to address barriers to continuity and improve patient experience.

Overcoming Implicit Bias in Tobacco Cessation for Behavioral Health Populations

Join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control to understand how implicit bias changes care delivery, and learn strategies to counteract implicit bias in tobacco cessation services to reduce negative health outcomes for individuals with behavioral health conditions.

Unite to Protect Behavioral Health: Advocacy Webinar Series

With numerous emerging threats to Medicaid and behavioral health services, the National Council will hold biweekly policy webinars to update our members on the latest news and advocacy opportunities out of Washington. We will monitor and update our members on issues that matter most, including: the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, proposed reforms to Medicaid and details on government spending for behavioral health care programs.

Thinking Outside of the Box: Creative Approaches to Tobacco Cessation

Many behavioral health providers remember the days of cigarettes being used as part of a client’s treatment plan, or even a way for clients and clinicians to bond. With research demonstrating that tobacco use can worsen symptoms and impede recovery, there is a clear need for organizations to get creative with their approaches to tobacco cessation. Join this webinar to learn how two Community Mental Health Centers and a local NAMI chapter have pursued different approaches in educating staff, clients and expanding referrals for tobacco treatment as part of their larger organizational change processes.

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