Showing posts from October 20, 2016

SAMHSA's Program to Achieve Wellness Training Series

Cultural Activation Training Series Starts Monday, October 24! It's not too late to register! The Fall Virtual Training Series offered by SAMHSA's Program to Achieve Wellness kicks off on Monday, October 24 at 2pm ET.  The Fall Virtual Training Series is a 5-part series focusing on using Cultural Activation to gain awareness, sustain confidence, and improve wellness outcomes. Find out More! The SOAR TA Center is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Disclaimer: The SOAR Technical Assistance Center is sending this NewsFlash with support from SAMHSA, HHS. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represen

Webinar Today: Strengthening the Behavioral Health Workforce

Webinar-Workshop: Strengthening the Behavioral Health Workforce Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 1 p.m. Eastern Time You are invited to join a new webinar-workshop called, "Strengthening the Behavioral Health Workforce: The Role of Psychiatric Pharmacists." The webinar will be facilitated by two psychiatric pharmacists who are also faculty members at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Pharmacy. Discussions will include: The role of psychiatric pharmacists in the provision of mental health and substance use treatment How they are trained and the recent expansion of training programs Their role as physician extenders. Please join the webinar on Thursday, October 20 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time to learn more about innovative ways to support the development of the behavioral health workforce and promote improvement in access to behavioral health care services. Register for the Webinar

MATx for Opioid Use Disorder: Now Available for Download

--> Introducing MATx: A Mobile App To Support Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder In 2015, nearly 2.4 million Americans had an opioid use disorder, and an estimated 80 percent of these individuals did not receive treatment. MATx empowers health care practitioners to provide effective, evidence-based care for opioid use disorder. This free mobile app supports practitioners who currently provide medication-assisted treatment, as well as those who plan to do so in the future. MATx features include: Information on treatment approaches and medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of opioid use disorders and treatment approaches for practitioners A buprenorphine prescribing guide, which includes information on the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 waiver process and patient limits Clinical support tools, such as treatment guidelines, I