- Telehealth Tips: Managing Suicidal Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The current need for social distancing and isolation related to the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a quick expansion of the provision of mental health services via remote platforms. This resource from the Center for Practice Innovations and SP-TIE includes tips for evaluating and treating suicidal individuals remotely via telehealth. Find the resource here.
- The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue
This new issue brief from SAMHSA presents data on prevalence of opioid misuse & death rates in the Hispanic/Latino population; contextual factors & challenges to prevention & treatment; innovative outreach & engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; and the importance of community voice. Find the resource here.
- Webinar Series: Health Equity in Prevention (September 3 and October 1, 2020)
Join the Northwest PTTC this fall for a two-part series on health equity in prevention. Part I (September 3) will define health equity as it relates to racial inequity and justice. These concepts will be integrated into the shared risk and protective factors theory and the social determinants of health to understand how equity relates to the field of prevention. Part II (October 1) will present the Health Equity Toolkit for Rural and Remote Communities was developed to support public health departments and other organizations doing health-related work to expand their internal capacity and institutionalize equity in their work. Find more information here.
- About CLOUD: Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers: In partnership with the National Governors’ Association and Milbank Memorial Fund, the Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University (The Center) created CLOUD: Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers. With grant funding from the Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program (CPGP) that was established through a 50-state attorney general consumer protection settlement, the Center was tasked with creating a carefully curated, consumer friendly, accessible library of high-quality, evidence-based resources on opioid issues with 3 target audiences in mind who are on the front lines of combating the opioid crisis:
- State and local policymakers and non-profit community organizations working in public health and addiction-related issues
- Health system and third-party payer executives and medical providers Consumers of opioids and their caregivers
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