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May 3, 2018

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May 2, 2018

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Opioid Crisis Management Training | October 2, 2018 Columbia, MO

May 2, 2018

What is the Opioid Crisis Management Training?
The Missouri Department of Mental Health, in partnership with the University of Missouri, St. Louis – Missouri Institute for Mental Health (MIMH) and the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare, is providing a free half-day training on managing the opioid crisis and the Medication First model in the state of Missouri as part of Missouri’s State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (Opioid STR) grant (www.missouriopioidstr.org).

When and where is the next training?
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 1pm – 5pm
Holiday Inn Executive Center
Picadilly Room
2200 Interstate 70 Dr. SW
Columbia, MO 65203

Who should attend?
Staff from those DMH-contracted agencies who intend to deliver Opioid Use Disorder services under the Opioid STR grant, as well providers and partners in other sectors looking to improve their standard of care for Opioid Use Disorder.

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Administrators, Peers, Community Support Specialists, Family Support Providers, Counselors, and any other professional involved in substance use treatment teams and programming are encouraged to attend.

The focus of the trainings will be on the Medical, Psychosocial, and Administrative aspects of implementing evidence-based opioid treatment programs. Each event will include brief presentations, followed by topic-specific breakout sessions and group dialogue about barriers and solutions.

How do I register?
Register here: https://katiehorst.wufoo.com/forms/m1wqeb3f0eivrsn/

Opioid Crisis Management Training | June 26, 2018 KC, MO

May 2, 2018

The next Opioid Crisis Management Training will be held in Kansas City, Missouri. Please register at the link below, and please send this to colleagues who you think would be interested:

What is the Opioid Crisis Management Training?
The Missouri Department of Mental Health, in partnership with the University of Missouri, St. Louis – Missouri Institute for Mental Health (MIMH) and the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare, is providing a free half-day training on managing the opioid crisis and the Medication First model in the state of Missouri as part of Missouri’s State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (Opioid STR) grant (www.missouriopioidstr.org).

When and where is the next training?
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 1pm – 5pm
The Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel
Roof Garden Ballroom 16th Floor
1215 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64105  

Who should attend?
Staff from those DMH-contracted agencies who intend to deliver Opioid Use Disorder services under the Opioid STR grant, as well providers and partners in other sectors looking to improve their standard of care for Opioid Use Disorder.

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Administrators, Peers, Community Support Specialists, Family Support Providers, Counselors, and any other professional involved in substance use treatment teams and programming are encouraged to attend.

The focus of the trainings will be on the Medical, Psychosocial, and Administrative aspects of implementing evidence-based opioid treatment programs. Each event will include brief presentations, followed by topic-specific breakout sessions and group dialogue about barriers and solutions. 

How do I register?
Register here: https://katiehorst.wufoo.com/forms/mfumvbb0m3phgd/

Rural Health Information Hub

May 1, 2018

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Kansas ALS Telemedicine Clinic making patient lives easier

May 1, 2018

TELEHEALTH BEAT
HTRC’s monthly telehealth bulletin

An innovative ALS telemedicine clinic is making a difference for Kansas patients

“It hits in prime of life,” said Sally Dwyer, director of programs and services for the Mid-America Chapter of The ALS Association. “We have young people with their whole lives ahead of them and people who are looking forward to retirement. It is a punch in the stomach” said Dwyer when describing the devastation of an ALS diagnosis.

The diagnosis signals a difficult journey ahead and can take a psychological toll on patients and families. For the best care, patients will need to see multiple specialists, including neurologists, mental health professionals, respiratory therapists and physical therapists, to name just a few. Shuffling from office to office can be a tremendous burden on families and accessing a neurologist can sometimes mean a day-long journey. But a new ALS clinic in Wichita is helping to relieve some of the burden by bringing coordinated care to the patient, all in one setting.

The Wichita ALS Telemedicine Clinic is a combination of a telehealth visit, and a comprehensive in-person care team. In-person team meetings are followed by a telehealth appointment with Dr. Richard Barohn, a neurologist in Kansas City who has been integral to starting the ALS clinic. For patients and families navigating so many changes, this “one stop shop” is a welcome relief that means less travel time and better care.

Jack Wilson, a Wichita resident who has been battling ALS for more than seven years, put it this way: “Oh boy, what a wonderful ALS clinic visit. I saw the whole team today. They all showed up for just little old me. Even through ice and snow, it was so much easier and quicker than going to Kansas City. I liked how we met with the doctor via [videoconference] and having the whole team present during the interview.”

Not only does the ALS clinic get high marks from patients, it is being hailed by peers as an innovative program. The ALS Mid-America Chapter was recently awarded The ALS Association’s Chapter Innovation Award, which recognizes “trailblazing chapters” that are actively developing and implementing new ideas and delivery strategies, with an emphasis on collaboration.

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Webinar Invitation – Rural Opioid Resources: Preparing Your Organization for Future Funding Opportunities

May 1, 2018

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) invites you to join us for the webinar, Rural Opioid Resources: Preparing Your Organization for Future Funding Opportunities, on Monday, May 7th at 3:00pm ET.

The objectives for this webinar are that, at the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify resources that may be used for selecting appropriate interventions and strategies for prevention, treatment and recovery in rural communities.
  2. Identify data resources that may be used for showing need and developing a strong application.
  3. Discuss potential and current opportunities for organizations and partners to align themselves for a quick response to future funding opportunities.

This webinar will NOT focus on any specific funding opportunity that has been announced, but rather provide a potential framework for future applicants to gather the appropriate materials in preparation for writing for one of the funding opportunities. As guidances are released, NOSORH will conduct future webinars focusing on the specifics of individual funding opportunities.

NOSORH encourages all of our partners to share this information with potential applicants and other stakeholders. A recording will be made available within 24 hours following the webinar on the NOSORH website.

To register for this webinar, click here. Additional information can be found in the attached flyer. For more information please contact Chris Salyers (chris.salyers@nosorh.org), Education and Services Director at NOSORH.