Psychiatric Medical Care focusses on geriatric inpatient and outpatient counseling in rural areas. We have 70 programs in 20 states and operate two programs in West Virginia. We wanted to reach out and ensure that your social worker members knew of our programs as community resources and also, if any of your membership are looking for jobs, we have openings in both programs.
1) The first program is Senior Life Solutions, a program affiliated with Broaddus Hospital in Philippi, WV. It offers outpatient, intensive counseling for seniors in Philippi who are suffering from grief, depression or other behavioral health issues related to aging. . Once referred to the program, we offer counseling sessions three times a week, three times each day. Patients receive socialization, a free lunch. In some programs patients may qualify for free transportation. Referrals to Senior Life Solutions can be made by anyone, including a patient’s physician, family member, or other health care professional. Senior Life Solutions is located at 6 Healthcare Drive, Philippi, WV. To make a referral, please call 304.457.8132.
2) Our second West Virginia program is a new inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit—Laurel Place, located within Davis Medical Center in Elkins, WV. Laurel Place Behavioral Health, provides evaluation and inpatient treatment for older adults, typically over 55 years of age, who are suffering from mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and behaviors related to dementia. The 20-bed unit just opened last month and is almost fully staffed. Here are some basic referral criteria: Persons 55 and older (we consider 45 and up on a case-by-case basis) with a) psychiatric disorders, or b) dementia diagnosis with behavioral disturbance, c)recent suicide attempt or d) is presenting as a danger to self or others. Anyone can refer individuals to the program, including family members, physicians, or other health professionals. Contact the Program Director at 304.630.3508 for information on making arrangements for admission to Laurel Place. Here is the link for more information on our current inpatient program in Clinton, VA and the similar services offered at Laurel Place: https://www.psychmc.com/green-oak.
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).
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.
Please send all correspondence to:
Appalachian Gas Working Group (AGWG) Coordinator
Reports to WV Rivers Coalition Program Director
The primary function of the AGWG Coordinator is to work closely with the WV Rivers Program Director and other AGWG Partners’ staff on the overall management of AGWG Strategic Plan and facilitate communication and coordination among the working group and across its teams.
The AGWG is a coordinated effort to end public harm from fracking and fracked oil and gas infrastructure. The AGWG supports healthy communities, property rights and a just transition to clean renewable energy.
This is an hourly contracted position designed for a period of 6 months dependent on funding availability. Compensation rate is $20/hour with an expected workload averaging approximately 40 hours/month. Candidate must reside in West Virginia and have phone/internet access. Required travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Associated Tasks Include:
1. Plan quarterly meetings to enable the AGWG to meet face-to-face; to update, coordinate and assess work on the short-term goals identified in the teams’ work plans.
2. Coordinate monthly teleconferences of the team leaders to continue the work between the face-to-face meetings.
3. Organize a skill-building workshop in the Spring of 2018 for emerging local groups to build their capacity for community organizing, coalition building, and working with the media.
To Apply for Position:
Review the full position description here:
Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 20, 2017. Please include “Appalachian Gas Working Group Coordinator” in the subject line.
The WV Rural Health Association invites you to attend the 25th Annual WV Rural Health Conference. This conference, titled Silver Linings: Reflecting on Our Past; Transitioning to Our Future, will be held on October 11-13, 2017 at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, WV.
Please see attached conference brochure for details and registration information. Also attached is information about the 2017 Rural Health Awards.
For questions or more information, please contact WVRHA Executive Director Debrin Jenkins, MS, LSW, at 304-890-7017 or by emailing email@example.com.