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Supporting Implementation of Smoking Cessation Programs in Public Housing Primary Care Settings: Learning Collaborative (20; Session 2 11). 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...

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Innovative State Responses: Companion paper to Opioid Crisis webinar series highlights strategies states and local providers have developed to service the hardest hit populations (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The recent increase in federal funding to address the opioid crisis presents health centers the opportunity to expand partnerships with supportive housing and substance use disorder providers. This brief for health center partners summarizes promising practices in three states; explores a managed care organization’s work with its members to address the opioid epidemic; and ways for health centers to incorporate these practices into their OUD services. More Details...

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Federal Funding and Opportunities for Health and Housing Collaboration: Focus on Resources and Partnerships (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: There are a variety of state and federal resources available to aide health centers in providing services and housing connections to patients they treat with Opioid and substance use disorders. This brief describes the role of single state authorities (SSAs) who are responsible for managing the publicly funded substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery system, new federal funding targeting the opioid crisis and opportunities for collaboration in your community. More Details...

Developing Cross-Sector Partnerships (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This guide provides health center staff with tools and strategies to initiate, develop, and sustain community partnerships to better serve older adult residents of public housing. Content of this publication was developed through a 4-session learning collaborative launched by the SDOH academy with a small cohort of HRSA-funded health centers, HCCNs, and PCAs. 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...

At a Glance: Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication explores the shifting pattern in substance use among older adults in the U.S. The publication serves as an aid for community health center providers to better identify and address SUD concerns with their older adult patients aged 65 and older. More Details...

Enabling Services Case Study: A Focus on Behavioral Health: Wellspace Health, Sacramento, CA (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication is part of a series of case studies that highlight innovative models for providing enabling services to help reduce barriers to care and address social determinants of health. This case study features Wellspace Health's (WSH) "Health, Access, Referrals, and Transitions" (HART) program. WSH's HART program utilizes case management services to connect patients to care and to make care transitions to critical clinical and behavioral health services. The HART program provides intensive case management and addresses substance use disorders, suicide prevention, provides street outreach, and respite and recuperative services. More Details...

Opioids and Homelessness - The Support Act of 2018 -: The Support Act of 2018 - New Resource and Stakeholder Engagement to Influence Strategies to address the Opioid Crisis  (2018). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Federal resources became available under the Support Act of 2018 to address the Opioid Crisis. Health centers on the front lines need to understand these new resource supports and how to access funding. More Details...

Innovative Programming and Partnering for People Experiencing Opioid Addiction - Series Part III: Challenges and strategies to address the opioid crisis among those facing homelessness and especially the unsheltered homeless population. (2019). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Communities are developing innovative programs to address the needs of people experiencing opioid addiction and in particular those who are also experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Join leaders from Philadelphia, San Diego and San Francisco who are developing program models to address those needs. More Details...

Promoting CDC Tips from Former Smokers to Public Housing Residents (2018). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar provided background on the smoking rates for public housing residents, the recent requirement for public housing buildings to implement a smoke-free policy, and an overview of CDC Tips materials and resources (such as Tips print ads and videos) tailored for health care providers and organizations that serve public housing residents. It also provided details on the pilot project and information on how to apply. More Details...

Project Highlight: Primecare Community Health, IL (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This summary describes PrimeCare Community Health, Inc.’s expansion efforts in Chicago, IL, highlighting the capital project planning, financing, and estimated community impact of a new $8 million health center capital project. More Details...

Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information: FOCUS: PHI is a SAMHSA-funded source for clear and accurate information about patient privacy and confidentiality (2019). Resource Type: Other. Description: Clear and accurate information about confidentiality is important to ensure that patient privacy is protected and that privacy laws are not erroneously interpreted to prevent disclosure of patient information. Individuals living with mental illness or substance use disorders may not seek care without guarantees of confidentiality and privacy protections. Clarifying privacy protections and promoting communication of patient records is critical for improving patients’ access to care and quality of treatment once in care. The Center for Excellence for Protected Health information is supported by SAMHSA and includes key resources around privacy and confidentiality. More Details...

Hepatitis B and the Opioid Epidemic: Opportunities to Increase Adult Vaccination: Webinar Resources (2019). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar focuses on strategies to prevent and eliminate hepatitis B as a U.S. public health threat, particularly among special and vulnerable populations impacted by the opioid epidemic. To access the slides and recording, follow the link provided More Details...

Compliance with 42 CFR Part 2: A Case Study with Community Medical Centers, Inc. (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Health centers are actively expanding the substance use treatment services they offer in the community to address access to care for opioid use disorders, and more broadly to address better screening, referral and timely access to all substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. This case study is an example of how a health center is assessing operations to comply with 42 CFR Part 2, with a particular focus on changes to their health information technology (IT) systems. It includes a 42 CFR Part 2 Regulatory Checklist that health centers may find particularly helpful to review. More Details...

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Frequently Asked Questions: Compliance with HRSA Requirements for Scope of Project, Patient Access and Patient Payments (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: In practice, SUD-related services encompass various types of treatments based on the specific addiction disorder. One component is the provision of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) services – a strategy that combines both drug and behavioral therapies to combat substance use disorders, and which may include opioid treatment programs (OTPs) such as Buprenorphine Therapy, non-opioid medication treatments and classes, and various behavioral health therapies. This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document focuses on some of the more common questions related to the application of HCP requirements to the provision of MAT services. In particular, this FAQ addresses questions that often arise regarding the relationship between MAT services and the health center’s overall “scope of project,” patient access within the context of the HCP requirement to offer services to all residents of the service area, and patient payments for MAT services. More Details...

HITEQ Highlights: Using Health Information Technology to Enhance Opioid Use Disorder Treatment (2019). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The Health Information Technology, Evaluation, and Quality Center (HITEQ) hosted this webinar on promising and innovative practices for the use of health information technologies (IT) to enhance opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment. The webinar also featured the experiences and practices of health centers which are currently using health IT to enhance OUD services. More Details...

Treatment Models for Non-Opioid Substance Use Amongst Populations Experiencing Homelessness (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This edition of Healing Hands complements a previous issue of Healing Hands, “Non-Opioid Substance Use, Mental Health, and Homelessness,” which contained information about the health impacts and demographic variance of substances that are commonly used by people experiencing homelessness, as well as guidance on confronting and reducing social stigmas about substance use. This issue focuses a lens on treatment by first examining treatment models and pharmacological interventions for substance use disorder, followed by information about additional tools that may assist care providers in providing comprehensive client-centered, trauma-informed physical and mental health care and harm reduction interventions. More Details...

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.