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Webinar: It Takes a Community

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Free Webinar
Today! Thursday, May 29, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  (2 p.m. CT; 12 p.m. PT)

It Takes a Community: Learning Together About Tools and Strategies to Support People Through Emotional Distress

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Registration will remain open through May 29th, the day of the event.

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Leah Harris, M.A., Director, National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery and an Emotional CPR facilitator

Lisbeth Riis Cooper, Founder, Vice Chair, and visionary behind CooperRiis Healing Community and Founding Partner of “Families Healing Together”

Tom Murray, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC-S, Director of Counseling and Testing Services at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a certified trainer and facilitator of the Partners in Change Outcome Management System and Emotional CPR

Teleconference Overview:

There are many ways that community members can be equipped to provide an informed and compassionate approach to assist individuals facing mental health issues and to prevent potential crises. While most people want to be helpful, they often don’t know how to offer effective assistance to others. We all struggle at times, whether due to depression, anxiety, other mental health challenges, or simply the stresses and challenges of daily life. In these situations, the support of others can make a significant and meaningful difference. Having a supportive community and people to turn to can prevent unnecessary tragedies.

The White House has recognized this important priority and launched a series of community dialogues about mental health, currently underway in cities across the nation. Participation in these dialogues has demonstrated the high level of community interest in learning more about mental health and addictions and how to foster a supportive and inclusive community. There are many successful programs and initiatives that help people feel that they belong and that they have a safe place in the community so when they need support or resources, they get them. Common sense tells us that when people have support and appropriate outlets for their distress or rage, they are less likely to act out in desperation–harming themselves or others.

Understandably, tragedies such as the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, the Washington Navy Yard shootings, and others have left many members of the community feeling vulnerable, fearful, and perhaps even a bit powerless to effect change as a community. This training teleconference is an effort to address these situations and share tools and resources that anyone can use at any time to support someone through an emotional crisis or to prevent an escalation to an emotional crisis. Individuals no longer need to struggle in isolation. This training offers help that helps.

Recognizing the importance of equipping all community members to assist and support someone who is experiencing emotional distress, people who have experienced mental health challenges have collaborated with leaders in behavioral health to develop innovative approaches to prepare friends, family members, teachers, administrators, and others to reach out to people they believe may be facing distress. The goal of this Webinar is to provide participants with information about these tools and available supports, both for themselves and to help others.

During this Webinar, the first in a two-part series focused on mental health promotion and early intervention, you will hear three speakers describe how each of us can work to better our community’s health and wellness through supportive actions. You’ll learn about Emotional CPR, a simple, yet powerful, community-building tool that teaches people how to support someone through emotional distress or crisis. You’ll learn about “Families Healing Together,” an organization that believes in “the healing power of community and [is] dedicated to helping families recover from mental health challenges” and works to support families through recovery-focused online educational tools and support programs. And finally, you’ll learn how one university is adopting new practices that encourage and equip teachers and students to support members of their community experiencing mental health challenges.

We invite you to join us in learning how all of us can make a difference.

Learning Objectives:

*   To provide participants with information about tools and supports available, both for themselves and to support others before they reach crisis mode. Use of these tools and supports is the most cost-effective approach, in both financial and human terms, for preventing crises.

*   To learn about recovery education and support for families and how these can help individuals and families to cope with distress and promote mutual support and family healing.

*   To learn how innovative practices on one university campus are promoting a more supportive campus community and how these practices can be adapted for use in other university settings.

Target Audiences:

*   Community members

*   Individuals in recovery, their family members, and their friends

*   People experiencing mental health, substance use, and trauma-related challenges

*   Leaders of community- and faith-based organizations

*   Mental health and substance use treatment service providers

*   Healthcare providers

*   Parent-teacher associations and school officials for grades K-12

*   Higher education administrators, faculty, members of student organizations, and service providers

*   Employers, employee assistance program staff, and human resource professionals

*   Federal, State, and local staff, policymakers, and community leaders


If you have any questions, please contact the SAMHSA ADS Center at 1-800-540-0320 or by email at

Webinar, From Coverage to Care

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

 From Coverage to Care: Connecting the Newly Insured to the Health Care System

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 2 – 3 PM EST

In April, President Obama announced that more than 8 million people have signed up for health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Many community organizations, including libraries, will play a role in helping the newly insured understand how to use their new health insurance coverage. This webinar will focus on the information and resources available to help consumers learn about the importance of health insurance and how to appropriately navigate the health care system. Topics will include key terms, how to select a health care provider, when and where to seek health services and why prevention and establishing a medical home with a primary care provider is important.

Presenter:  Jennifer Syria from the Region I External Affairs, Office of the Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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This webinar is organized by the NN/LM NER Healthy Communities COI.

Librarians Adding Value to EHRs: Infobuttons and Meaningful Use

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Free Health IT Webinar –  

Title: Librarians Adding Value to EHRs: Infobuttons and Meaningful Use

Time:  April 30, 2014, 1:00-2:00 pm, EDT.

Course length:  1.0 hour

Registration Required:

This webinar is the second in a series on ways librarians can add value to electronic health records.  The goals of this webinar are threefold: to give librarians a clear understanding of what infobuttons are and how they work; to deepen their understanding of the needs of clinicians using EHRs; and to highlight requirements for Meaningful Use that may provide opportunities for medical librarians. 

Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, School of Medicine will present results of a systematic review on clinical questions raised by clinicians and tools that help answer these questions by integrating EHR systems with online knowledge resources. 

He will also discuss how these tools are being disseminated via the “HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval Standard” (a.k.a, Infobutton Standard) and the EHR Meaningful Use certification program. 

John Halamka, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will review the healthcare IT challenges ahead that medical librarians can help support. Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations and proposed regulations for Meaningful Use Stage 3 include several requirements for decision support, patient education, and quality metrics, all of which benefit from knowledge services curated by medical librarians. 

This webinar was organized by a team of three librarians.  Evelyn B. Morgen, director of the Lyman Maynard Stowe Library, University of Connecticut Health Center,  Jennifer D. Miglus, (librarian at LM Stowe library,) and Douglas L. Varner, (Senior Associate Director and Chief Biomedical Informationist at the Dahlgren Memorial Library, Georgetown University Medical Center) invited and coordinated with the speakers.  This webinar could not have been produced without the invaluable technical support of Meredith Solomon and the staff of NNLM/NER.


“Communications Tune Up” Webinar Series

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Maximus is offering a series of free webinars focusing on strategies for clear and effective print, digital and mobile communication.  Experts from the Center for Health Literacy will share tips to make complicated information easier to read and understand.  Upcoming webinars include:

  • Quick and Easy Field Testing: Asking for Affirmative, Corrections and Suggestions (April 25)
  • Design for Readability: Creative Visual Order (May 30)
  • Making Content Accessible: Removing Barriers to Print and Web Information (June 27)
  • Getting the Message Out: Planning and Implementing Public Health Campaigns (July 11)
  • Removing Language Barriers: Reaching Your Spanish Speaking Audience (August 15)

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