This course will empower non-prescribing providers to directly impact the ongoing opioid crisis through increased knowledge and tools that will transform practice and policies. Includes information and research about evidence-based strategies that are focused on prevention, intervention, education, or policy.
Clinicians working to address the opioid epidemic may be eligible for free training to provide MAT. The DATA 2000 Waiver (also called a MAT Waiver) helps improve access to OUD and substance-use disorder (SUD) treatment. It allows clinicians to dispense or prescribe narcotic medications like buprenorphine in settings other than an opioid treatment program (OTP).
Expands on the SAMHSA Buprenorphine Quick Start Guide. Utilizing the chronic care framework of addiction treatment, learn practical considerations for buprenorphine initiation, dosing, and ongoing patient management. Explore the core principles of opioid use disorder treatment and the importance of language when treating patients with this condition.
Free online training course informs fire and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel about their increased risk of experiencing mental health and substance use issues and conditions. It also equips them with information and resources to address these issues in themselves or their peers.
CAPCE CEUs: 1 credit hour
Free, 1-hour, online training course addresses the mental and physical stressors faced by firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, and police when responding to opioid overdose calls. This course also provides evidence-based coping strategies, resources, and exercises to help mitigate the impacts of these stressful events.
CAPCE CEUs: 1 credit hour
Free online course helps first responders assist individuals in crisis with mental illness or substance use disorder using safe, positive approaches. Designed to help first responders better assess risks and apply the safest strategies for taking care of themselves and the individuals they are called to serve.
CAPCE CEUs: 1.5 credit hours
Practitioners learn about the immediate and lasting impact that stigma can have on the potential treatment of and recovery from Substance Misuse and Prevention. How we refer to, speak to, and document the experiences of clients affects how we connect and treat them. Language can stigmatize or humanize addiction.
Address gaps in training and educational resources with respect to 1) transitions of care from the hospital/birthing center to the pediatric medical home, 2) overcoming stigma and social attitudes, 3) health supervision in the pediatric medical home, and 4) recovery focused family‐centered care coordination.
Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this free e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency.
Certificate of completion available
Three-day harm reduction informational event with speakers and resources.
Explore healthcare provider burnout, SUD in the medical community, and pathways to recovery.
The latest research on addiction and the brain
Support tribal members’ journey out of addiction.
Understanding mental health symptoms.
The Portage Health Foundation is proud to present The Addiction Series. This 13-part series brought in local experts who work on the front lines of addiction in the Keweenaw Peninsula.
An opportunity for new or early-stage peer programs to be matched with and learn from an experienced program in a structured way. Mentee sites receive consultation and support from the staff of experienced programs, culminating in visits to mentor sites.
Anthropologists are working on ways to predict trends instead of identifying them posthumously. This podcast discusses the waves of the opioid epidemic and their impact on communities and how we can apply the data we’re gathering
If you are pregnant and struggling with opioid use, talk to your doctor right away. Addiction to opioids is a disease, and you and your baby both deserve medical care for a healthier start.