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National Prevention Week Resource Calendar

The National Prevention Resource Calendar provides the most current information regarding prevention resources, tools, and activities. Inventory#: PEP17-NPWCALENDAR
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Alcohol and Depression: Steve’s Path to a Better Life, a fotonovela is based on TIP 42, ...

Discusses co-occurring disorders via the story of Steve, a construction worker who is experiencing symptoms of substance use disorder and depression. Steve's co-occurring disorder creates havoc in his work and family life. As Steve enters and progresses through treatment, he learns about the importance of treating both mental and substance use disorders. The booklet aims to reduce negative attitudes toward co-occurring disorders and their treatment by increasing consumer knowledge. The booklet is adapted from the published Spanish-language fotonovela El alcohol y la depresión: El camino de Jorge hacia una vida major. Inventory#: SMA16-5013
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Focus on Prevention

Guides communities in planning and delivering substance abuse prevention strategies. Covers needs assessments, identifying partners, creating effective strategies, marketing, special populations, and program evaluation. Includes a sample timeline of tasks. Inventory#: SMA10-4120
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Spotlight: Building Resilient and Trauma-Informed Communities – Tarpon Springs, FL: A ...

The SAMHSA Spotlight Series highlights different approaches to building trauma-informed, resilient communities. This issue focuses on the Peace4Tarpon (P4T) initiative which uses an“asset-based” approach to develop trauma-informed care communities in Tarpon Springs, FL. Inventory#: SMA17-5018
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Spotlight: Building Resilient and Trauma-Informed Communities – Philadelphia, PA: Public ...

The SAMHSA Spotlight Series highlights different approaches to building trauma-informed, resilient communities. This issue highlights Philadelphia's strengths and challenges regarding it's public health approach to trauma-informed care. Inventory#: SMA17-5015
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Spotlight: Building Resilient and Trauma-Informed Communities – Introduction

The SAMHSA Spotlight Series highlights different approaches to building trauma-informed, resilient communities.Explores strategies for developing trauma-informed communities. Discusses the consequences of trauma and adversity for clients. Inventory#: SMA17-5014
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Spotlight: Building Resilient and Trauma-Informed Communities – San Francisco, CA: Aligning ...

The SAMHSA Spotlight Series highlights different approaches to building trauma-informed, resilient communities. A setting is trauma-informed if the people in that setting realize the widespread prevalence of trauma, recognize the signs and symptoms, respond in an understanding and supportive manner, and resist doing further harm. Inventory#: SMA17-5019
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Spotlight: Building Resilient and Trauma-Informed Communities –Worcester, MA: Healing ...

The SAMHSA Spotlight Series highlights different approaches to building trauma-informed, resilient communities. This issue focuses on The Central Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community (CMRLC) in Worcester, Massachusetts and the importance of educating communities about the effectiveness of peer-to-peer support as a treatment for trauma-informed care. Inventory#: SMA17-5017
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Spotlight: Building Resilient and Trauma-Informed Communities – Walla Walla, WA: Mobilizing ...

The SAMHSA Spotlight Series highlights different approaches to building trauma-informed, resilient communities. This issue highlights how school-based health services in Walla Walla, Washington are treating adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and building community resilience. Inventory#: SMA17-5020
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Spotlight: Building Resilient and Trauma-Informed Communities – Kansas City, KS and MS: A ...

The SAMHSA Spotlight Series highlights different approaches to building trauma-informed, resilient communities. This issue highlights Kansas City's strengths and challenges regarding addressing trauma and building resilience. Inventory#: SMA17-5016
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Guidelines for Successful Transition of People with Mental or Substance Use Disorders from Jail ...

Provides behavioral health, correctional, and community stakeholders with examples of the implementation of successful strategies for transitioning people with mental or substance use disorders from institutional correctional settings into the community. Highlights prevalence of mental and substance use disorders in correctional settings. Inventory#: SMA16-4998
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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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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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Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders

Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, 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 with learning about MAT, comparing treatment options to decide what may be best for personal recovery and provides a framework for discussing treatment preferences with a provider. Inventory#: SMA16-4993
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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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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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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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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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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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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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