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Successfully Integrating OUD Treatment
Into a Primary Care Clinic
With one of the highest state opioid overdose death rates in the nation, the clinicians of the Alice Peck Day Hospital in Lebanon, NH recognized they needed to provide life-saving medication assisted treatment (MAT) for treating individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD). 

The center was part of a five-state pilot program that provided implementation technical assistance (TA) to healthcare organizations and providers for the use and/or expansion of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services, including with a focus on OUD.

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The PCSS team worked with Alice Peck Day Hospital for more than a year. Picture here (from left): PCSS Project Manager Justina Pereira, MD; PCSS Clinical Experts Colleen LaBelle, MSN, RN-BC, CARN and Sanchit Maruti, MD; PCSS Implementation Scientist Aimee Campbell, PhD; and PCSS Principal Investigator and Project Director Kathryn Cates-Wessel
PCSS Trainings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
American Psychiatric Association Archived Webinar

Motivational Interviewing: Brushing up on the Basics
Webinar description: This webinar will review the basic concepts and skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and will employ MI skills and tools, to illustrate the practical applicability of these tools in clinical practice for their addiction and other patient populations. An MI approach positions clinicians and patients as mutually collaborative experts, and participants adhering to MI can improve the efficiency of the limited clinical time we have with patients.  [Learn more]
Of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interactive Case Study Contest Features Opioid-Related Cases
As part of Opioid Week, (Nov. 12 - 16), Global Morning Report, a daily educational case series from the Human Diagnosis Project, is hosting a friendly case competition. You’re invited to join hundreds of hospitals and academic medical centers around the country for Opioid Week, an interactive case series to help clinicians assess and improve their opioid and pain management skills.
  • Why? Many of our patients are suffering from chronic pain or the harms of opiates. By participating in Opioid Week, you can better prepare yourself to combat the crisis and inform policy on medical education and training.
  • What? Between November 12th-16th, you will receive one case per day (either in adult medicine, pediatrics, or primary care, depending on your specialty) to solve as a brief simulation. Cases can be solved in a few minutes, and include teaching points based on the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Top individuals will receive a prize.
  • How? Solve the opioid cases on the Human Dx app here. There is no cost to participate
News and Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
American Journal of Health Association

The American Journal on Addictions

American Psychiatric Publishing

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Drug & Alcohol Dependence

Journal of Adolescent Health

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

Pews Charitable Trust
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. 5U79TI026556-03 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.