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.
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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Living Beyond Breast Cancer has two programs for young women diagnosed with breast cancer coming up in the next few weeks. Please help us promote these programs by sharing with your partners and constituents. Thanks!
Single and Ready to Mingle: Dating and Breast Cancer Twitter Chat, Wednesday, June 20 at 8:00 pm ET
Do you have questions about datingand breast cancer? Join @LivingBeyondBreastCancer on June 20 at 8:00pm (ET) for Single and Ready to Mingle: Dating and Breast Cancer, a Twitter Chat focusing on the many impacts a breast cancer diagnosis can have on your dating life such as how you relate to yourself and to others, changes in body image, and finding the right time to share your diagnosis with someone new. Learn more at http://lbbc.org/datingchat
Running on Empty: Fed up with Fatigue Breast Cancer 360 Panel Discussion, Thursday, July 26 from 5:00-7:00 pm
In person at the BWI Airport Marriott or online via web stream
On July 26, join Living Beyond Breast Cancer for Running on Empty: Fed Up With Fatigue a Breast Cancer 360 discussing practical and medical methods to ease cancer-related fatigue. During this program, Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG, will offer tools to cope with the social and emotional impacts of living with less energy than before. This program is presented in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. You can attend the free event live or participate through livestream. Register here: www.lbbc.org/fatigue360
The Children’s Health Collaborative Project’s first challenge is to develop a comprehensive statewide picture of what is already happening in schools and communities in West Virginia. Through surveys of diverse school, health care, and community stakeholders, followed by phone interviews, focus groups, and site visits, we will create a list of programs, key players, community leaders, and successful models to share across the state. Your participation is vital to the success of this worthwhile project!
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Background: The West Virginia Children’s Health Collaborative Project, a program of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, is an innovative partnership between children’s health policy experts, health providers, educators, parents, and community leaders who share the common goal to see every West Virginia child insured, linked to a doctor’s office or primary care provider, and receiving coordinated and continuous needed health and social services. We will build on successful models across our state, support the good work that has already been done, and work to make even more progress.
Even though West Virginia is a national leader in reducing the rate of uninsured children and has more school-based health centers per person than any other state, we still see children’s overall health and well-being ranked close to the bottom in national surveys. Today a growing number of West Virginia’s children are in disrupted families and in transition, which creates new barriers to enrollment. And even with an insurance card in-hand, it is difficult to link these children to a medical home and coordinated, continuous care.
The Children’s Health Collaborative Project’s first challenge is to develop a comprehensive statewide picture of what is already happening in schools and communities so we can then:
1) Assist families of children who do not have private health insurance enroll into West Virginia Medicaid and our Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP);
2) Connect children and families to a medical home that can coordinate health and social services; and
3) Plan for continuity of services when school is out of session.
Through surveys of diverse school, health care, and community stakeholders, followed by phone interviews, focus groups, and site visits, we will create a list of programs, key players, community leaders, and successful models to share across the state.
Following the statewide assessment, in August we will share what we learned from our surveys and plan how to both replicate great programs and advance policy changes that can help strengthen the children’s wheel of services – both hub and spokes. We will also have the foundation to create a network of local children’s health experts and community champions who are dedicated to informing policymakers and taking action to improve children’s health and wellbeing at the community, state, and federal levels.
Until now, there’s been no uniform effort to compile a comprehensive, statewide picture of how we’re addressing health care in our schools. But The Children’s Health Collaborative Project is not just another research project. It is an initiative to catalyze new voices to speak out and bring positive change supported by a foundation of knowledge and an understanding of what really works to get our children the health care and social service supports that empowers them to succeed.
How to Help?
We are looking for anyone who has a stake in our children’s lives. If you would like to help – in a large or small role – or learn more – please contact West Virginians for Affordable Health Care at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304.444.5917.
The WV Immunization Network (WIN) is a statewide immunization coalition of over 300 members from the public and private sectors who are focused on improving immunization rates and protecting West Virginians from vaccine-preventable diseases. The Center for Rural Health Development serves as the lead agency for WIN.
For more information, please contact:
The 2018 NAMI National Convention is one of the largest community gatherings of mental health advocates in the United States.
Each year, our convention connects and inspires people looking for resources, research, support services and recovery strategies. Join this diverse, action-driven group of individuals experiencing mental health conditions, family members and caregivers, policymakers, educators, researchers, clinicians, providers, exhibitors, sponsors and press this year in New Orleans from June 27–30.
|Join guest speaker Dr. Mark Clingan as he discusses how mindfulness can be approached from a behavior analytic point of view. This workshop will describe how mindful awareness can enhance appreciation for daily experiences and increase quality of life in personal and professional domains. It will also cover how to practice to acquire, maintain, and expand use of this skill.|
After attending you will be able to:
|3 Social Work Continuing Education Units are pending approval|
|Date: January 24, 2018 Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities 959 Hartman Run Rd. Morgantown, WV 26505|
|For Questions E-mail: PBS@hsc.wvu.edu Phone Number: 855-558-4296 Website: pbs.cedwvu.org|