National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives.

Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those living in recovery. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is offering 4 webinars throughout the month of September. They are available here:

Reporting Visits in the Uniform Data System

Wednesday, September 16
1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

This TA session will provide detailed information on what counts as a visit in the Uniform Data System (UDS) (in-person and virtual), how a visit defines a patient, common questions around reporting visits, telehealth, and what we learned from reporting virtual visits and the selected service addendum in 2019.

Race and Ethnicity in Rural Communities: Why it Matters 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

This webinar will provide:
  • A national overview of racial and ethnic demographics, with a focus on rural residential patterns for African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and Asian populations and Tribal communities.
  • An introduction to the unique challenges and needs of the various racial and ethnic groups within rural communities.
  • Strategies, tools, and resources that grantees can use to understand local demographics and the unique challenges and needs of each racial and ethnic group living in their rural communities.

340B Workshops for Covered Entities

Managing Contract Pharmacy & Third-Party Administrator Relationships
September 23 - 24, 2020
FTLF Virtual Classroom

Join FTLF's nationally-recognized 340B team, Michael Glomb, Jason Reddish, and Noori Ali for a crash course on the challenges of contract pharmacy and vendor relationships and our best strategies for managing common situations. 

Tri-City Liver Focus

Tuesday, October 6
5:30 - 7:00 PM EST

The American Liver Foundation is hosting an invitation only Liver Update Educational Webinar. The one-hour online program will include information about Chronic Liver Disease and the History of Liver Transplantation and where it is today. The targeted audience is Hepatologists, Gastroenterologists, Internal Medicine and Primary Care Physicians, NPs, and RNs that work with liver patients. The speakers will be Chakradhar Reddy, MD  and Sophoclis Alexopoulos, MD.

Free Webinar on the Management of Alcohol Use Disorder

Thursday, October 22, 2020
10 am – 11 am PT / 1 pm – 2 pm ET

The National Clinician Consultation Center (NCCC), in partnership with the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), will be hosting a free webinar for health center clinicians.  Unhealthy alcohol use remains a growing public health issue in the United States, contributing significantly to the global burden of disease and posing challenges to the everyday practice of primary care. In this webinar, we will define the spectrum of unhealthy alcohol use and compare therapeutic approaches, focusing on pharmacological treatment options. We will also provide strategies for managing withdrawal, an especially important issue during COVID-19.

Enhancing Healthcare for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Starting in November 2020

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is seeking clinicians – physicians, advanced practice nurses, and physician assistants who provide care for adults on the autism spectrum, or who want to serve this population – to participate in ECHO Autism through live videoconferencing sessions. ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a model is being used worldwide to provide training in more than 50 medical conditions.

Topics up for discussion will include:
  • Identifying autism in adults;
  • Managing co-occurring medical and behavioral health conditions, including sleep;
  • Using psychotropic medications;
  • Housing, education, employment and community supports; and
  • Supporting families/caregivers.  

The first series will start in November 2020. Clinicians can join the live video conferences from home or the office over lunch or a break. For more information, watch this six-minute video presented by Vanderbilt principal investigator Beth Malow, M.D., M.S., and study coordinator Janet Shouse.