Partnering with Public Housing to Reduce Tobacco Use
In November 2016, the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that public housing developments in the U.S. will soon be required to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents. With this new ruling comes a wave of individuals looking for tobacco cessation resources, including those with behavioral health conditions. Enactment of this rule presents a unique opportunity for behavioral health service providers to partner with public housing agencies (PHAs), housing owners and housing agents to assist tenants who want to quit smoking. After this webinar, attendees will: understand the new rule published by HUD requiring smoke-free facilities throughout Public Housing Agencies and MultiFamily federally assisted properties; explore three models to support tobacco cessation that you can adopt based on your community; and identify financing trends and other mechanisms to support this work.
Addiction in Older Adults – Overlooked and Undertreated
The United States is currently facing a growing number of older adults (65 years and older) living with substance use disorders. Substance use disorder diagnoses can be challenging to identify in older adults, as the symptoms can sometimes mimic symptoms of other medical and behavioral disorders common among this population. The capability to navigate the nuances for treating older adults living with a substance use disorder is a developmental skill for primary and behavioral health care providers. This webinar will highlight the prevalence of substance use disorders among older adults, and provide considerations for screening and treating substance use disorders among this population.
Beyond Diagnosis: Best Practices for Developing Survivorship Care Plans with your Clients.”
Following a cancer diagnosis, many individuals may experience heightened psychological distress due to existing behavioral health issues or concerns brought about by this life-changing news. It is important for clients and providers to be equipped with real-world, everyday tools and resources to create an individualized plan for cancer survivorship. As a part of the National Behavioral Health Network’s Cancer Control webinar series, this webinar explored the development of cancer survivorship plans to increase positive outcomes and enhance clients’ quality of life. Following this webinar, participants will be able to: define optimal survivorship, including how it can be patient-centered and tailored to the needs of behavioral health populations; identify at least two resources to enhance cancer patients’ quality of life in the behavioral health population; and outline key elements for developing a patient-centered treatment plan for behavioral health populations.
The Power of Peers for Tobacco and Cancer Control Practices
Peer-to-peer interventions and support have become a central part of the mental health and substance use recovery movement and behavioral health providers employ peer specialists and people in recovery for wellness initiatives. When leveraged effectively, peers can play a vital role in both tobacco cessation and cancer control because they provide experiential knowledge and act as role models to encourage wellness activities. Watch this webinar to explore ways to fund and integrate peers into your programs.
Unite to Protect Behavioral Health: Advocacy Webinar Series 8/2
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.
Talking Through the Mist: Exploring the Uses and Misuses of E-Cigarettes amongst those with Behavioral Health Conditions
E-cigarettes and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) have profoundly altered the tobacco use landscape over the last decade, and their use has escalated rapidly even as the prevalence of tobacco use has decreased. Please join the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control for this webinar on the use and misuse of ENDS, and the effect new FDA regulations may have on these products moving forward. This webinar explored a balanced approach to ENDS use, reviewed existing research, and discussed implications of ENDS use amongst those with behavioral health conditions.
Financial Operations Learning Community Informational Webinar
Community behavioral health organizations are increasingly challenged to improve their understanding of payment reforms and re-evaluate current logistical practices and strategies. Through a partnership with MTM Services, the National Council for Behavioral Health is giving you the opportunity to better prepare for a value-based purchasing system. Learn more about our Financial Operations Learning Community and the web-based, customized training opportunities and technical assistance available.