Each September, SAMHSA sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and to celebrate individuals living in recovery. The Toolkit and PSAs can be used to organize events, issue proclamations, and increase public awareness. Learn more about Recovery Month 2018 and how you can get involved.
SAMHSA is accepting applications for $930 Million to combat the opioid crisis through State Opioid Response Grants (Short Title: SOR). The program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths. The application due date is August 13, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).
SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $50 million in Tribal Opioid Response Grants. The grants, which will go to tribes and tribal organizations, will fund prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in response to the opioid crisis. The grants will reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose-related deaths. The application due date is August 20, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).
Publication Update: A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors
SAMHSA has published an update to this brochure that offers emergency department providers tips for enhancing treatment for people who have attempted suicide. It also offers information about communicating with families, HIPAA, patient discharge, and resources for medical professionals, patients, and their families.
You asked, and we listened! At the 2018 CMS National Training Program (NTP) Workshops, you can expect 2½ days of tailored training to meet a variety of learning needs. Whether you’re building a foundation of basic Medicare knowledge, or you want to expand your expertise, there’s something for everyone. You can attend the entire 2½-day workshop, or only the days that meet your varied interests and needs. Day 1 provides the basics, Day 2 has cross-cutting information including legislative and program updates, and Day 3 provides a deeper dive into more advanced topics. It will be helpful if you bring a laptop or tablet to participate in the casework activities. The locations and dates for the workshops are listed below. Attend the location that works for you. And, it’s free!
July 31–August 2
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 E Pershing Road Kansas City, MO 64108
Region II—New York
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Avenue New York, NY 10019
The Artic Club Seattle
700 3rd Avenue Seattle, WA 98104
Loews Atlanta Hotel
1065 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30309
7000 Church Ranch Boulevard Westminster, CO 80021
The NTP training materials will be available for download on the registration website prior to the workshops. If you would like hard copies, please download and print. You can also download the materials to your tablet, laptop, or on a USB. NOTE: Registration requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until each meeting reaches capacity. The number of attendees from the same organization may be limited.
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29th Annual West Virginia Addiction Training Institute
June 13-15, 2018
Holiday Inn University
Full Week $231, Daily $90
Applying for Nursing, Social CE, Counseling CE, Psychology CE, Addiction, LPC Ethics, Military and Addiction Session
Registration: Contact Swapna King, 304-598-6422, email@example.com
Subject: On the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic: A Live Virtual Field Trip
Register Today: A Vital Conversation on the Opioid Epidemic for Your Students
Brought to you by Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Operation Prevention aims to combat the opioid epidemic by educating students about the impacts of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use through engaging, standards-aligned digital content.
Register today and tune in LIVE on Wednesday, October 25th at 1pm/10am PT for the second installment of the Operation Prevention virtual field trip series. Students will visit Huntington, West Virginia- a typical American community that has been greatly impacted by the opioid epidemic- to hear the powerful personal stories from the bravest teens and change makers in the city. Students will learn how opioids have affected their lives, how they are using their experiences to improve the city, and ways your students could make a positive impact in their own communities.
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Some of the event’s guests will include:
- • Haley, a young teen whose parents struggle with opioid misuse, who now uses her experience to counsel others struggling with addiction.
- • Huntington’s Mayor, Steven Williams, whose record of public service is dedicated to turning the tide on the epidemic.
- • The teen members of the local drug abuse prevention program, who offer stories of what they have seen and how other students can get involved in their communities’ fight against the opioid crisis.
Gain new perspectives on this community in recovery in an experience your students won’t forget.
Explore standards-aligned digital lessons, interactive student module, parent toolkit, and more at OperationPrevention.com
TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO JOIN US AT THE WV ADDICTION CONFERENCE…. conference registration deadline is October 12th.
I would like to personally invite you to consider attending the Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference in the fall (See attached Agenda). The WVMPHP, working closely with the West Virginia Boards of Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia State Medical Association and the West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association sponsor an annual educational program entitled, the “Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference,” scheduled this year for October 19-21, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston. This year’s focus is: Pain & Addiction, Best Practices & Proper Prescribing and other relevant topics of interest. The conference satisfies the state-mandated 3-hour CME requirement for physicians and many other disciplines in this area. For those unable to attend, the WVSMA condenses this program into a 3-hour webinar accessible to all physicians. CMEs/CEUs/CLEs are provided for: Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Psychologists, Nurses, AMA-Physicians & PAs, AOA-WVOMA, LPC, Lawyers (approved for 24 CEs; including 23.10 in substance abuse credits), Dentists and Pharmacists.
As you can see, the first day focuses particularly on integration of addiction treatment into the physician’s office.
The house of medicine stands by ready to work with you in mitigating the drug abuse crisis in this state. To ensure success, we need to reach all physicians. As a WV healthcare provider, please consider joining us at the conference in continuing education.
We would be honored by your presence at this pinnacle of physician and other licensed healthcare professional educational event. The “Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference” registration can be performed online at www.wvmphp.org by clicking “register online” or you can submit by fax/email by clicking “or download registration form”, a registration form is also attached to this email.
Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference
Embassy Suites, Charleston
20.75 hrs. CME
24 total CLE credits
including 23.10 substance abuse credits for lawyers
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 12, 2017 (seating is limited)
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