Community collaboration is essential to achieving truly integrated care. Given the limited resources funneled to states’ behavioral health safety nets, community providers in particular must strengthen ties with the array of social support agencies to ensure a standard continuum of care. For optimum collaboration, behavioral health organizations must first find a common ground upon which to engage community partners.
Check out the eSolutions article: Cultivating Community Collaboration through Mental Health First Aid.
LGBT Training for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Providers
SAMHSA and HRSA identified and reviewed curricula that help behavioral health and primary care practitioners assess, treat, and refer lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clients in a culturally sensitive manner. The list includes six federally-supported LGBT culturally competent training curricula that are available for Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education Unit (CME/CEU) credit. SAMHSA and HRSA will continue to disseminate this information on their LGBT websites: LGBT Training Curricula (SAMHSA) and LGBT Health (HRSA).
TeamSTEPPS® Training Module for Primary Care Teams
A new TeamSTEPPS® training module for primary care practices is now available in draft form. Primary care practices can use this training curriculum to improve patient safety by teaching health care providers and staff how to communicate better, work more effectively, and make a greater commitment to teamwork. TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based learning approach jointly developed by AHRQ and the Department of Defense (DoD). This approach has been used successfully in hundreds of civilian health care organizations and by the DoD over the past several years. This new module applies the four TeamSTEPPS core competencies: team leadership, situation monitoring, mutual support, and communication to the primary care setting. It also includes case studies and videos relevant to primary care to illustrate these evidence-based concepts.
The Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals Program funds community colleges to train mid-career healthcare or IT professionals on HIT. The program aims to create a skilled workforce that can implement electronic healthcare systems and connects provider organizations with graduates to hire.
The Case to Care Management Training expands the traditional case manager role from helping consumers with serious mental illness establish a life in recovery to a broader role of assisting them to learn to manage chronic physical illness.
A variety of learning and training opportunities exist to help primary care, mental health, and addiction providers and others in the integrated health workforce learn more about integration and effective treatment interventions, including online learning opportunities, certification programs, webinars, and books.
University of Michigan School of Social Work web-based training on addictions treatment with complex & comorbid populations focuses on addictions treatment with individuals having complex and comorbid circumstances and conditions, including mental health, physical health, criminal justice, and trauma issues. This session begins on March 7, 2014 and ends on May 10, 2014.
Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth - Online Course
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, produced a new course jointly with Medscape, a leading provider of online continuing medical education.The course presents three engaging case scenarios of youth at different levels of risk for alcohol-related harm. The scenarios illustrate a streamlined, 4-step clinical process outlined in Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide. NIAAA produced the guide in 2011 in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which recommends screening all adolescents regarding alcohol use. CME/CE credits are available at no charge.
Access to the CME courserequires a username and password, which users can set up for free. For more information, contact CME@medscape.net.
Customized courses and learning management systems on healthcare, behavioral health, and corporate compliance for behavioral health centers and health centers are available through the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. All of these e-Learning courses meet Joint Commission standards and offer continuing education for nurses and clinical staff.
University of Michigan School of Social Work Addictions Certificate Program
The program begins on October 18th.
The Addictions Certificate Program is designed for direct clinical practitioners - social workers, nurses, and psychologists - who deliver or plan to deliver behavioral healthcare services to addicted populations that may present with additional complex and comorbid mental health and physical health needs. Participants will gain assessment, intervention, and consultation knowledge and skills for practical application in the workplace, and will link with a peer learning community to discuss and explore new skills and ideas.
Priority application deadline is October 3rd, 2013. However, qualified applicants will be considered until the program fills.
A certificate program in primary care behavioral health from the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School offers licensed mental health professionals certification to work as primary care behavioral health providers.
CIHS’ October 27, 2009 webinar, Working Together: FQHCs and Community Behavioral Health Organizations, featured Beth Wrobel, CEO of Health Link in Northern Indiana, and Kathleen Reynolds, Executive Director of CIHS. Access the webinar presentation.
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The Great Ideas of Clinical Science: 17 Principles that Every Mental Health Professional Should Understand by Scott O. Lilienfeld and William T. O'Donohue (Dec 19, 2006)
Integrated Behavioral Healthcare: Positioning Mental Health Practice With Medical/Surgical Practice by Nicholas A. Cummings (Aug 28, 2001)