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Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders

Decisions in Recovery: Medications for Opioid Addiction, is a web-based, multimedia tool that is person-centered and focuses on informed treatment choices by persons seeking recovery from an opioid use disorder including the use of medication. The handbook is a companion to the multimedia tool that mirrors the web-based content. Both resources are designed to help people with an opioid use disorder make informed decisions concerning their care. It assists in learning about MAT, compare treatment options to decide what may be best for them and their recovery and discuss their preferences with a provider. Inventory#: SMA16-4993
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Suicide Prevention in Indian Country

This fact sheet, developed for tribal audiences and the agencies that work with them, reviews suicide prevention in Indian Country and how the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention can apply to tribal communities. Inventory#: SMA16-4995
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Gathering of Native Americans Fact Sheet

This fact sheet, developed for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) audiences and organizations serving Indian Country, provides an overview of the Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) curriculum. For Alaska Native villages, this curriculum is called a Gathering of Alaska Natives (GOAN). Inventory#: SMA16-4994
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In Brief: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: A Guide for Healthcare Providers

Explains the emergence and purpose of prescription drug monitoring programs PDMPs and describes how PDMP use can enhance clinical decision making. Discusses how it improves individual patient safety while also helping decrease prescription drug misuse and unintentional overdose deaths. Inventory#: SMA16-4997
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Bullying Prevention in Indian Country

Provides information and resources related to the specific bullying prevention needs for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Hilights effective school-based anti-bullying prevention strategies. Inventory#: SMA16-4996
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The Case for Behavioral Health Screening in HIV Care Settings

The Case for Behavioral Health Screening in HIV Care Settings lays out the clear need for HIV treatment providers to jointly address behavioral health concerns and HIV, starting with screening for mental health and substance use disorders. This report from the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions offers strategies for providers to implement screening practices, including tips for preparing staff, updating organizational culture and enhancing organizational infrastructure. Inventory#: SMA16-4999
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In Brief: Rural Behavioral Health: Telehealth Challenges and Opportunities

Explores barriers to accessing substance use disorder and mental health treatment services in rural communities and the benefits of telehealth for these communities. Assists practitioners with implementing telehealth technologies as a means to increase access to services. Inventory#: SMA16-4989
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Advisory: An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

Gives an introduction to bipolar disorder and co-occurring substance use disorder. Discusses types of bipolar disorders along with the challenges in screening and treatments. Inventory#: SMA16-4960
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Advisory: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Substance Use Disorders

Discusses the interaction between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and substance use disorder (SUD). Provides clinicians with an overview of screening and evidence-based treatments for OCD. Inventory#: SMA16-4977
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MATx Mobile App by SAMHSA

MATx empowers health care practitioners to provide effective, evidence-based care for opioid use disorders. This free app supports practitioners who currently provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as well as those who plan to do so in the future. Inventory#: PEP16-MATAPP
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Consumer Guide To Disclosure Rights: Making The Most Of Your Mental Health and Substance Use ...

This publication provides a general explanation of the various federal disclosure laws affecting private-sector, employer sponsored group health plans and health insurers. While this document will assist you in understanding your rights to information that may be helpful, it is not a comprehensive description of these laws and should not be considered legal advice *508-compliant version of this document will be posted shortly.* Inventory#: SMA16-4992
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A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders

Guides states, tribes, and local communities on the best practices for collaborative treatment approaches for women suffering from substance use disorder. Highlights data on the effects of opioids on pregnant women and the risks and benefits associated with medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Inventory#: SMA16-4978
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In Brief: Chronic Substance Use and Cognitive Effects on the Brain: An Introduction

Provides information for clinicians who may encounter clients with cognitive deficits related to chronic substance use disorder. Highlights ways in which chronic substance use may affect the brain. Inventory#: SMA16-4973
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Take Action Against Hepatitis C: Education Session Guide

Hepatitis C Education training guide provides counselors and other clinical staff with a scripted plan to use with clients and family members in behavioral health treatment. Inventory#: SMA16-4966
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Growing Older: Providing Integrated Care for An Aging Population

Guides clinicians on the best approaches for providing integrated care to older adults suffering from substance use disorder and mental illness. Explains the importance of assessing clients for cognitive deficits and adapting behavioral interventions to help clients gain maximum benefit from treatment. Inventory#: SMA16-4982
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Guidance Document for Supporting Women in Co-ed Settings

Guides clinicians on the best practices for treating women suffering from substance use disorder in co-ed treatment and recovery settings. Highlights the importance of gender differences, cultural sensitivity, and developing healthy relationships. Inventory#: SMA16-4979
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Youth Engagement Guidance

Guides administrators and prevention professionals on how to appropriately engaging youth in government-sponsored events and meetings. Includes resources regarding a youth services approach, youth development, youth leadership, civic engagement, and youth organizing. Inventory#: SMA16-4985
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Med School Curriculum Changes Aim to Eliminate Health Care Disparities

February 27, 2014 -- Article tells how three of the 11 schools that received grants through the AMAs Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative are building innovative education models that specifically address the unique needs of underserved populations.
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Obama Budget Will Seek Record Funding for New Doctors

February 27, 2014 -- President Obama in his new budget will propose boosting the National Health Services Corps from 8,900 providers a year to 15,000 a year over the next five years, and spending $5.23 billion to train 13,000 primary care residents over the next 10 years.
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Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Communities Commit to a Single Graduate Medical Education ...

February 26, 2014 -- An agreement reached between allopathic and osteopathic medical communities will unite graduate medical education programs for physicians in training with either degree under a single accreditation system to ensure consistency.
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Diversity in Nursing Education

February 26, 2014 -- Article profiles a recent Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholar and tells of the influential national scholarship program that recognizes the importance of having nurse faculty from minority groups.
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Rural Medicine Residency Program Established at TTUHSC

February 26, 2014 -- Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin Department of Family and Community Medicine is expanding its residency program by establishing training in rural medicine.
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Freshly Minted Dental Therapists Aid Rural Towns

February 26, 2014 -- Article tells how the University of Minnesota was among the first in the country to educate dental therapists, and it continues to graduate more of the new professionals every year.
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What's Up Doc? Rural Health Care Provider Shortage

February 26, 2014 -- Article tells how a major factor in America's over-reliance on the ER is lack of access to primary care, and access in Oklahoma is ranked near the bottom. One recent publication had Oklahoma 48th in the nation for access to family doctors.
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AACN Applauds New Lancet Study Linking Nursing Education and Patient Outcomes

February 25, 2014 -- The AACN applauds new research showing that patients experiencing complications after surgery are more likely to live if treated in hospitals with adequate nurse staffing levels and higher numbers of nurses prepared at the baccalaureate degree level.
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National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation

February 26, 2014 -- The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 5:30 p.m., at the U.S. Department of Education, Eighth Floor Conference Center, Office of Postsecondary Education, 1990 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006.
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PAs Practice Medicine in Specialties to Increase Access to Care

February 25, 2014 -- New research shows that the average Physician Assistant (PA) will practice medicine in two or three different specialties throughout his or her career. PAs practice medicine across all specialties including dermatology, orthopaedics and pediatrics
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Need Help with Your NHSC Loan Repayment Program Application?

February 25, 2014 -- A technical assistance conference call is scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 8:00 9:30 p.m. ET to address questions about the NHSC Loan Repayment Program.
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Alleviate Medical School Debt with Scholarship Opportunity

February 24, 2014 -- The American Medical Association's Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships were created to provide financial assistance to medical students facing spiraling medical school debt. The nomination deadline is May 30.
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Indian Health Service; Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Professions Educational Loans

February 25, 2014 -- Funding is available from the Indian Health Service for a loan repayment program for health professions educational loans (undergraduate and graduate) in return for full-time clinical service in Indian health programs.
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