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Health Centers Are Addressing America's Mental Health Crisis (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This factsheet summarizes health centers’ behavioral health services. It highlights data from UDS that shows growth in patients and staff over the last decade, as well as the variety of behavioral health professionals and services offered at health centers. We discuss the growth in telehealth use to continue behavioral health services during the pandemic. Finally, policy suggestions to support behavioral health services at health centers are presented. More Details...

Guide to Methamphetamine Use, Treatment, and Housing Considerations for People Experiencing Homelessness (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The transition into permanent supportive housing following homelessness or housing instability can be particularly challenging for individuals who use methamphetamine and other stimulants. However, there are interventions and supports that can help improve safety, independence, and recovery in housing. This guide explores how service providers can better support people who use methamphetamine in the process of transitioning into and maintaining housing. More Details...

Billing, Coding, Documentation & Quality Series, Part II: Treating Substance/Opioid Use Disorders via Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Community Health (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar from 1/27/22 outlines the steps needed to effectively document, code, and bill for services including screening for SUD/OUD and providing care during the induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases of MAT. Individual state Medicaid issues are too numerous and will not be specifically referred to on a state-by-state basis. More Details...

SCOPE of Pain: Safer/Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (2022). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: SCOPE of Pain is a series of continuing medical education/continuing nursing education activities designed to help you safely and effectively manage patients with acute and/or chronic pain, when appropriate, with opioid analgesics. Our program consists of: A 2-module cased-based online activity Live conferences held around the US Resources for use institutionally Supplemental, focused content to extend the knowledge built through the core curriculum The FDA has mandated manufacturers of opioid analgesics, as part of a comprehensive Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), to make available comprehensive prescriber education in the safe use of these medications based on the FDA curriculum known as the Opioid Analgesic REMS Education Blueprint for Health Care Providers Involved in the Treatment and Monitoring of Patients with Pain (PDF). Our curriculum covers all aspects of this blueprint and more to provide a comprehensive educational program. More Details...

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder for People Experiencing Homelessness (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This fact sheet presents an analysis of national health center data on buprenorphine-based Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) services provided at Health Care for the Homeless health centers in calendar year 2020, underscoring that while more health centers are providing MAT, regions with the highest overdose rates lack sufficient access to buprenorphine. More Details...

La Esperanza Winter 2022 Edition: Emerging Issues Among MSAW Populations: A Holistic Approach to Mental Health Resources for Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: MHP Salud develops and distributes two issues of La Esperanza, a newsletter for Community HealthWorkers/Promotores and program staff that fosters continuing education and sharing of resources to all potential and existing Health Centers. The topics for this newsletter will include the role of CHWs in addressing emerging health issues experienced by Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers. More Details...

La Esperanza Invierno 2022: Problemas emergentes entre las poblaciones de Los trabajadores agrícolas migrantes y de temporada (MSAW): Un enfoque holístico de los recursos de salud mental para trabajadores agrícolas migrantes y estacionales (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: MHP Salud desarrollara y distribuye dos publicaciones de La Esperanza, un boletín para los trabajadores/promotores de salud comunitarios y el personal del programa que fomenta la continuacion de educación y el intercambio de recursos para todos los centros de salud potenciales y existentes. Los temas de este boletín incluirán el papel de los CHW para abordar los problemas de salud emergentes que experimentan los trabajadores agrícolas migratorios y temporales. More Details...

Teledentistry for Substance Use Disorder: Promising Practice (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This promising practice shares how Terry Reilly Health Center in Idaho uses teledentistry as a tool to increase access to oral health care for patients experiencing substance use disorder. More Details...

Addressing Tobacco Dependency to Reduce COVID-19 Risks and Complications Webinar Series (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Smoking is a major risk factor for most respiratory related infections. The early evidence in this area found that compared with non-smokers, smokers are more likely to develop serious COVID-19 disease. Recent studies also show that current smokers have been more likely to access various forms of smoking cessation assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. This offers an opportunity for Health Centers to offer smoking cessation services, referrals, and in-house psychological and pharmacological interventions. These two webinars provided examples of cessation plans and resources that can be shared with patients trying to stop smoking. More Details...

Harm Reduction for Healthcare in Health Center Settings: Three-part video series to explore harm reduction strategies to address substance use disorders. (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: Online video series higlight what harm reduction is, how it can be applied in the health center setting, ans strategies to incorporate into training, policies and workflows. More Details...

Harm Reduction for Healthcare in Health Center Settings: Three-part video series to explore harm reduction strategies to address substance use disorders. (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: Online video series higlight what harm reduction is, how it can be applied in the health center setting, ans strategies to incorporate into training, policies and workflows. More Details...

Understanding Stages of Change and Best Interventions for Substance Use Disorders (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar discusses how nurses, nurse practitioners, and other providers support those with substance use disorders. More Details...

Addressing Financial & Legal Problems To Improve the Mental Health of Adults & Children During the Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic’s compounding effects of job loss, isolation, dismantled support systems, grief, and disruptions in care, all resulted in significant financial strain and legal problems that impacted the mental health and well-being of adults and children. In this webinar, subject matter experts in social determinants of health and medical-legal partnership interventions discussed: 1) how financial strains such as high debt, low income and unemployment are associated with suicide attempts and should be considered key factors when assessing mental health interventions; and 2) how legal services delivered alongside social, medical, and behavioral health services can help improve the overall health and well-being of children. The multidisciplinary audience will be prompted to share insights, tools, and COVID-related strategies on how their health centers, legal services organizations, medical-legal partnerships, or other community based organizations have responded to the unique behavioral and mental health needs of adults and children during the pandemic. More Details...

Health and Housing Partnership: Understanding Housing for Substance Use Disabilities (SUD): Explore harm reduction, recovery and supportive housing (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Webinar helps health center staff understand how to identify and access housing models to address the needs of persons with substance use disorders. More Details...

Mental Health and Substance Use Among Gay, Bisexual and MSM (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Minority stress, stigma, discrimination and homophobia can lead to some people to turn to the use of substances as a coping mechanism. In this webinar, participants will explore best and promising practices for health centers in supporting the mental health of gay and bisexual men who use opioids, methamphetamines, and/or other substances as a means of coping with environmental stressors. More Details...

Supporting Implementation of Smoking Cessation Programs in Public Housing Primary Care Settings: Learning Collaborative (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: During this learning collaborative health center staff learned about different aspects for implementation of smoking cessation programs. More Details...

Integrating Smoking Cessation Services in Community-Based Primary Care (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: A one-hour webinar that explores best practices for smoking cessation treatment for residents of public housing. More Details...

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Innovative Programs Serving People Experiencing Homelessness: Health center case studies for the Opioid Crisis. (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Health centers are increasingly seeing individuals who are suffering from Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and other Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), and many of these individuals are also faced with housing instability or are experiencing homelessness. Innovation is being driven at the ground level by providers including health centers, public health departments, harm reduction agencies and supportive housing agencies that are all concerned with the impact of OUD and other SUDs on the health of the people they serve. Essential in any innovative care model are the services needed to ensure people experiencing homelessness have access to evidence-based care, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). More Details...

Healing Hands: Harm Reduction (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This edition of Healing Hands from the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians' Network explores how harm reduction principles apply to various clinical settings and explains why the philosophy is so critically important. More Details...

Reducing Harm for People Using Drugs & Alcohol During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Guide for Alternative Care Sites (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: People experiencing homelessness cannot recover or protect themselves from COVID-19 at home. Therefore, Alternative Care Sites are being developed to accommodate such clients. This issue brief is intended to provide managers of alternative care sites, including health centers, with a framework for serving individuals with SUD in isolation and quarantine, and reducing possible harmful consequences. More Details...

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