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PCSS Will Continue Training and Mentoring
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced the award of a $6 million grant over three years to the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and a coalition of 21 national healthcare organizations to address the opioid healthcare crisis. 

The grant is a continuation of the previously funded Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) initiative, which over the past 9 years has trained more 182,000 clinicians in evidence-based practices.

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PCSS Trainings
International Nurse Society on Addictions:
Opioid Overdoses, Suicides and
Other Related Syndemics
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Katherine Fornili, DNP, MPH, RN, CARN, FIAAN, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), Dept. of Family & Community Health, Faculty Liaison, Upper Chesapeake Health System-UMSON Academic/Clinical Partnership, President, International Nurses Society on Addictions-IntNSA

Webinar description: The purpose of this webinar is to describe the “opioid epidemic” as a complex phenomenon that consists of multiple, related conditions that cluster and interact synergistically to exacerbate health effects, problem severity and disease progression. [Learn more]
American Dental Association:
Analgesic The Dentist’s Role
in Addressing the Opioid Crisis
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, American Institutes for Research and Paul Moore, DDS, University of Pittsburgh

Webinar description: The webinar will discuss the evolving opioid crisis in the United States, including a brief history of how we got here, describe the clinical diagnosis of opioid use disorder (OUD) and the 3 FDA-approved medications that are used to treat OUD and the clinical implications for dentists.  [ Learn more ]
News and Publications
NIAA Spectrum

The American Journal on Addictions

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Annals of Family Medicine

JAMA Internal Medicine

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment


Pew Charitable Trusts

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PCSS Online Brochure. Please share this link with colleagues: https://goo.gl/G1ay6H
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 5U79TI026556 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.