HOPE Consortium e-Bulletin| May 1 2018
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What is HOPE Consortium?
HOPE Consortium is a partnership of 10 organizations in northern Wisconsin that came together in response to grant funding available under State of Wisconsin HOPE legislation to address growing problems associated with opioid and methamphetamine use disorders. Focus is placed on detoxification, treatment, and recovery oriented systems of care in an effort to improve quality of life and reduce the number of deaths associated with opioid and methamphetamine addiction. 

Those served include men, women, and affected family members who live in Oneida, Vilas, Forest, Price, or Iron Counties or Forest County Potawatomi, Lac Du Flambeau Chippewa, or Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Nations (with priority for women of childbearing age). Partners in the Marshfield Clinic Health System, Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc. and the Center for Community Health Advancement, provide support to the HOPE Consortium.
HOPE Vision & Mission
In This Issue:
Hope Consortium Progress 

Tools to Tackle Substance Abuse 

Resources to Improve Practice 

Funding Opportunities / Legislation 

HOPE Consortium
Meetings & Relevant Trainings 

Save the Date: HOPE Consortium Conference  
HOPE Consortium Progress
HOPE Consortium, now in its fourth year, continues to grow and strengthen to improve the quality of lives of those negatively impacted by opioid and methamphetamine use. A highly customized and user friendly REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) for the HOPE Consortium partners is up and running. This powerful platform for health information exchange searches and stores detailed information about the progress of clients. REDCap has aided in the tracking of clients served and continues to provide essential information to providers to improve treatment in the 5 county/3 tribe region. So far, 214 patients with 268 affected minor children impacted have consented to participate as HOPE Consortium clients. 

In 2017, HOPE partners continued to work together to effect positive change in individuals, families and communities in the Northwoods. Partners offered care coordination services to all clients, with 134 clients utilizing services. According to care coordination satisfaction surveys, 98% of the participants shared that they saw themselves as doing better or much better since involvement in services. HOPE partners served 25 pregnant women and 115 women of child-bearing age. Data collected in REDCap showed that 10% of clients reported methamphetamine use and 57% of clients reported intravenous drug (IV) use. HOPE providers continue to work together to increase the client retention and reduce the number or relapses. They also work hard to reduce opioid-related deaths and strategically distributed 256 doses of naloxone in the region to help accomplish this goal. 

In August, 23 allied health providers from four healthcare systems attended a HOPE Consortium-sponsored educational dinner event about regional resources, treatment and support for patients with an opioid disorder. The 2017 two-day HOPE Consortium Conference in Lac du Flambeau was such a success. Please SAVE the DATE for our second annual conference scheduled for late August (more details below). 

I n 2018, HOPE Consortium Treatment Path Committee has scheduled 5 trainings to support improved provider practices and outcomes related to: 1) Diagnosis, Placement, Outcomes & Expectations, 2) ASAM support, 3) Treatment Planning, 4) Charting, and 5) Discharge Planning & Follow Up (see dates below).  

While it is challenging to bring 10 treatment providers together to share information and make informed choices, the hard work is worth it. In March of 2018, Ascension Koller Behavioral Health received a plaque in recognition of signing HOPE Consortium MOU/BAAs and was welcomed by 8 other signed partners. HOPE is making a difference as a result of these partnerships and it is crucial we continue to reach out to each other to tackle this public health crisis.

Thank you for your support of this great work!
Tools to Tackle Substance Abuse
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) 
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is available through Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc.-Alcohol & Drug Recovery Center-Minocqua (715) 358-7337 and Ascension Koller Behavioral Health Center in Rhinelander (715) 361-2805. In 2017, MAT was provided to 158 HOPE Consortium clients. 

To learn more about the role of MAT in the treatment of substance use disorders, please visit the SAMHSA website .

Upcoming Webinar: Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm CT
Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network (Lake Superior QIN) along with experts from the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Great Lakes ATTC), who are funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). They will provide information about Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) options when caring for patients with Opioid Use Disorder.
Recovery Coaches - an amazing resource!
Recovery Coaches provide hope to anyone affected by a substance use disorder by sharing resources, connections to the recovery community, and personal experiences. Marshfield Clinic Health System Recovery Coaches are certified through the nationally recognized Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Coach Academy.

To speak to a Recovery Coach and learn more about the benefits of recovery coaching call the Recovery Warmline at (715) 221-8504.
Updated Guide/Grief Support Groups/Transitional Housing
In addition to changing the official name from Marshfield Clinic Health System Center for Community Outreach (CCO) to Center for Community Health Advancement (CCHA), staff working at The Center updated the Substance Use and Mental Health Resource Guide to reflect current resources available in the Northwoods.

In response to provider requests, the updated guide , Grief Support Groups and Transitional Housing / Shelters in the Northwoods resources are free to view and receive for public use. The Transitional Housing / Shelters in the Northwoods include the number of beds/size, persons eligible, conditions for admission, and length of stay for available facilities. 

Resources to Improve Practice
Excellent Neurobiology of Addiction videos for clients /affected families:

TED MED Nora Volkow (16:24)
Funding Opportunities / Legislation
Newest Opioid Bipartisan State Legislation
Governor Scott Walker signed two new bipartisan Assembly bills, 906 and 907, on April 10, 2018. “The bills require school boards to provide instruction on drug awareness and prevention, develop training resources for social service workers and medical students, create drug trafficking response grant programs for law enforcement agencies, and deliver and implement services to at-risk youth” according to WisconsinPolitics.com.  
These are now the 29 th and 30 th bills to tackle the opioid epidemic as part of the HOPE agenda in Wisconsin.

Grant Awarded to Forest County Potawatomi
Congratulations to the Forest County Potawatomi Community on the award of one of four $250,000 grants by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to support the expansion of MAT for opioid use disorder.
HOPE Consortium Meetings & Trainings
June 7 -
Treatment Planning Committee Meeting & Technical Assistance
Videoconference meeting: 9am- 12pm
TA: 9am - 11am
TPC Business Meeting: 11am - Noon

Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center
Conference Room 1
*If you are not physically attending in Minocqua, connect via your computer or attend in FIG F2B conference room.
Join by computer:

Join by phone:
  • Dial 715-221-5561 or 1-844-717-3647 (toll-free)
  • Enter Call ID: 50137746#
August 2 - Treatment Path Committee Meeting
& Charting Technical Assistance
Face-to-face meeting: 10am - 3pm
Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center - Conference Room 1
August 23 & 24 - 2nd Annual HOPE Consortium Conference
Lake of the Torches Resort & Casino
Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
October 26 - HOPE Consortium Training Committee Meeting
10am – 3pm
Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center - Conference Room 1
Watch your email for dates, times, and call-in information for training planning teleconferences
November 1 - Treatment Path Meeting &
Discharge Planning & Follow-up Technical Assistance
TA: 10am - Noon
TPC Business Meeting: 12pm - 3 pm
Face-to-face meeting: 10am - 3pm
Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center - Conference Room 1
November 28 - 29 -
Wraparound Care Coordination Fundamentals
& The Collaborative Process
Other Training Opportunities
May 2
Nicolet Technical College
Rhinelander, WI
May 3 - 4
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
Appleton, WI
May 17
WITC, Ashland, WI
May 30
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT
June 10 - 14
UW Stout - Menomonie, WI
June 20
Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
Stevens Point, WI
June 21
WITC - Rice Lake, WI 
(Masonry building)
June 21 & 22
Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
Stevens Point, WI
No July Trainings
August 5 - 8
Hyatt Regency
(KI Convention Center),
Green Bay, WI
 10 - 11
 20 - 21
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI
 27 - 29
The Pyle Center
Madison, WI
October 10
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI
October 17 - 18
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI
No November or December Trainings
For more information or questions about upcoming trainings or scholarship opportunities, please contact Jodi Chojnacki  or (715) 221-8419.