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Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an early intervention public education program that teaches the public how to assist someone experiencing a behavioral health crisis.  MHFA teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to individuals who may be experiencing signs of a mental illness or substance use disorder.  First Aid is administered to help individuals connect with appropriate care.  The training is especially useful in rural communities where access to mental health services may be limited.  Rural MHFA is a way to build community level capacity to identify mental health and substance use concerns early and for rural residents to increase their confidence to intervene and refer people to the resources that do exist.  MHRA is a way to increase the level of baseline knowledge about emntal health and substance abuse and to decrease the negative perceptions often associated with these disorders.

Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour course that teaches participants about:

  • Risk factors and warning signs for mental health issues
  • Prevalence of various mental health disorders
  • The need to reduce stigma
  • A 5-step action plan to assess a situation, identify appropriate interventions, and help those in need access mental health services
  • Resources available to help people experiencing a mental health issue or problem

More information is available from the Rural Assistance Center online: http://bit.ly/136YxNd

Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

OMHRC’s Upcoming Webinar: Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees. June 28!

The HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s National African Immigrant Project is providing a webinar targeting clinicians that work with African immigrants with HIV and its co-morbidities. The webinar, Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees, will address HIV stigma as it pertains to African clients, MSM in the African community, FGM, gender issues and medical adherence. The webinar will address some of the cultural barriers that prevent African clients from accessing treatment and care and adhering to prescribed medications. The Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees? webinar will be held on June 28, 2013 , 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET.

Space is limited. Reserve you seat here:  http://bit.ly/11Qz308

National Indian Health Service HIV/AIDS Program Webinar

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Tuesday, June 25th 1:00 – 2:00 Mountain

Men who have sex with men are disproportionately represented in new HIV infections and existing HIV and AIDS cases among American Indians and Alaska Natives. This webinar will present several products, campaigns, educational resources and programs that have been developed recently for AI/AN lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two spirit (LGBTQ2-S) communities.  These resources can be used to help support local efforts to combat stigma, promote awareness, HIV testing and encourage more equitable community norms.

More information about this National Indian Health Service HIV/AIDS Program Webinar can be found online: http://bit.ly/173J3Lx

Bridging Criminal Justice Systems and Community Healthcare Webinar

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Tuesday, June 18th – 2:00 – 3:30pm Eastern

Join the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions for a webinar showcasing the need for new community partnerships with local criminal justice systems.  Learn why a public health approach will meet this community need, and what providers need to bridge the integration of primary, behavioral health and criminal justice.  Examine cases, explore research-based practices and gain insight into how health centers can engage criminal justice systems and improve care coordination.

More information about the webinar can be found online: http://1.usa.gov/195dPRj

 

 

Indian Health Service Suicide Training

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

The Indian Health Service’s TeleBehavioral Health Center for Excellence is pleased to announce an eight-part series on suicide training.  This series will cover Risk Assessment and Safety Planning.  The first session took place on June 1oth.  There is no cost to attend the trainings.

The remaining offerings in the 8-session series will occur on the following dates at 3:30pm Eastern and cover the following topics:

- June 17th – Understanding Suicide

– June 24th – Theory of Suicide

– July 1st – Understanding Impact of Suicidal Related Behavior

– July 8th – Safety Planning for Suicide

– July 15th – Clinical Practice Related to Suicide

– July 22nd – Suicide Risk Assessment Formats

– August 12th – Introduction to Available Clinical Resources from the Suicide Prevention Research Center

More information about the TeleBehavioral Health Center for Excellence Suicide Training is available online: http://bit.ly/13CVA3s

Upcoming Webinars for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Webinar: LGBT Engagement in CDC’s Talk To Your Doctor Campaign Webinar
Date and Time: June 13, 2013 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET
Description: CenterLink, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and the Network for LGBT Health Equity are teaming up to provide a webinar discussing the “Talk With Your Doctor” campaign, and the impact that it will have on the health of LGBT communities. A new feature of the CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign was unveiled this week— “Talk With Your Doctor” (TWYD). The goal of this phase of the campaign is to engage health care providers and encourage them to use Tips as an opportunity to start a dialogue with their patients who smoke about quitting. It is also meant to serve as a reminder for smokers to talk with their healthcare providers about effective methods to help them quit.
Register: http://svy.mk/11m6oPn

Webinar: Creating an Inclusive Workplace for LGBT Employees
Date and Time: June 18, 2013 12:00PM –1:00PM ET
Description: The National Association of Community Health Centers webinar provides an overview of concepts and terms related to sexual orientation and gender identity. The presentation will include best practices for using inclusive language and creating an affirming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Protocols that support transgender staff members who may be in the process transitioning their gender will also be reviewed.
Register: http://bit.ly/11JRi5Y

Webinar: Cultural Competency and LGBT Health Disparities: Identifying Barriers and Tailoring Strategies
Date and Time: June 18, 2013 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET
Description: Understanding and improving the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals is a growing public health concern and is a goal for Healthy People 2020. The June National Cancer Institute (NCI) Research to Reality cyber-seminar will explore several health disparities this population faces across the cancer continuum. Join us as we feature research, programs, and resources designed to assess and address cancer health disparities facing sexual minorities.
Register: http://1.usa.gov/ZVzTxg

Webinars for week of June 3

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Working Together to Promote Oral Health Care for Pregnant Women

Sponsored by The American Academy of Pediatrics:

Monday June 3     12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/C01RG

 

Building Safety Net Billing Capacity – State Support for a Solid Foundation

Sponsored by National Academy for State Health Policy

Monday June 3     12:30pm – 2:00pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/gm1ml

 

Rural Health Networks: A Case for Collaboration

Sponsored by Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Wednesday June 5     12:00pm – 1:00pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/aStoH

 

Questions and Answers on the Health Care Law

Sponsored by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Wednesday June 5     12:00pm – 1:00pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/Y5GhK

 

 

National Provider Call: Getting Started with PQRS Reporting – Implications for the Venture-based Payment Modifier

Sponsored by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Wednesday June 5     12:30pm – 1:30pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/FE6R2

Webinar: National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Youth Behavioral Counseling

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

The National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Youth will be hosting their very first webinar entitled “Using High Intensity Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections in Youth.”  Participants can expect to learn how the Affordable Care Act is expanding billable preventive services, how high intensity behavioral counseling can be used to prevent STIs and how to access training and other resources.

Webinar date: June 12, 2013 1ppm – 2:30pm Eastern

More information about the Behavioral Counseling Webinar can be found online: http://goo.gl/kqUGC

SOPHE Summer Webinar Series

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is pleased to present its 5th Annual SOPHE Webinar Series.  These webinars cover a variety of health topics for many populations including diabetes, disasters, and health literacy.

Next webinar date: June 3, 2013 form 1:00pm – 2:00pm Eastern

A list of upcoming webinars is available on the SOOHE Events web page: http://goo.gl/lo2X7

Webinars for Week of May 27

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two – Overview

Sponsored by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Tuesday May 28     12:00pm – 1:00pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/haVJ5

 

Take Action – Assess Needs and Resources In-Depth

Sponsored by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Tuesday May 28     2:00pm – 3:00pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/ghNcM

 

The Health Care Law and You/ 醫療衛生法與你

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum: Partnering with CMS to present a Chinese (Mandarin) language Webinar

Tuesday May 28     3:00pm – 4:00pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/oNb2O

 

2013 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Webinar

Sponsored by Florida Department of Health

The webinar will include 2 major presentations: Asian American and Pacific Islander Health, History, Culture and Heritage; and Matters of the Heart: Heart health and prevention of heart disease for Asian Americans

Tuesday May 28     2:00pm – 3:30pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/JU5oG

 

Stocking the Shelves – Exchanges Work to Certify Health Plans

Sponsored by National Academy for State Health Policy

Wednesday May 29     1:30pm – 3:00pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/myDYr

 

Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Health and the Asian American & Pacific Islander Community

Sponsored by The National Council of Asian Pacific American’s (NCAPA) Health Committee

Wednesday May 29     2:00pm – 3:00pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/U3uOo

 

Green Cleaning and Healthy Students

Sponsored by Healthy Schools Campaign

Thursday May 30     1:00pm – 2:00pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/kMbJf

 

Trailblazers Vision for Quality Data Infrastructure that Enables Care Transformation

Sponsored by National Academy for State Health Policy

Thursday May 30     11:30am – 1:00pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/Nhf9a

 

National Provider Calls: First in a Series – Stage 1 of the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs for Eligible Professionals

Sponsored by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Thursday May 30     12:30pm – 2:00pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/PtmKR

 

Project BEAT IT!

Sponsored by HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s National African Immigrant Project and Adventist Healthcare Center on Health Disparities

Thursday May 30     1:00pm – 2:00pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/KN7HA