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  • May 09, 2019 11:27 AM | Anonymous


    Meeting recording and slides now available!


     Action Collaborative on
    Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic


    April 30, 2019

     

    Watch the webinar recording

    This public meeting of the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic included an open, public session on Tuesday, April 30 from 9am – 1pm. The session included a keynote presentation and updates from the four working groups of the Action Collaborative. 

    Watch the recording and view the presentations here >>

    Every day, an estimated 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose – a grim statistic that has devastated families and communities across the nation. Due to its complex and urgent nature, reversing the opioid crisis will require a multi-sectoral and multi-pronged response; no organization, government agency, or sector can solve this crisis on its own. Within the past year alone, numerous initiatives, reports, guidelines, and recommendations have been developed to address the epidemic across the public and private sectors. With so much activity underway, strong mechanisms to support better coordination, information-sharing, and evidence-based practice are needed.

    To improve coordination and accelerate the pace of change, the National Academy of Medicine has partnered with the Aspen Institute and more than 55 other organizations to form an Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic. This one-of-a-kind public-private partnership comprises government, communities, health systems, provider groups, payers, industry, nonprofits, academia, and more – all committed to sharing knowledge, aligning ongoing initiatives, and advancing collective, multisector solutions.  Learn more>>

  • April 24, 2019 8:33 AM | Anonymous

    Opportunity to Participate in Study Regarding Types of Trauma Treatment Provided by SUD Clinicians

    Understanding the depth and spread of the co-occurrence of trauma and substance use disorders within the population, the urgency of the need for treatment by qualified and prepared clinicians cannot be overemphasized.

    This 3-4 minute survey developed by Tom Alexander, PhD, Mary Hoke, PhD, and Karlene Barrett, PhD (Department of Graduate Psychology – Purdue University Global) intends to gain a better understanding of the type of trauma treatment provided for individuals with substance use disorders and the clinicians who treat such individuals.

    Participation is totally voluntary and anonymous; no information will be collected that could possibly identify individual participants; no one at NAADAC will ever know if a member chose to participate or not; and there are no consequences for choosing to participate or not in the study.

    NAADAC

    NAADAC

  • April 23, 2019 1:32 PM | Anonymous

    April 16, 2019

    Ethics Committee



    Resilience, the ability to bounce back from difficult situations or circumstances, is often discussed in regard to clients and patients. Rarely is it discussed in regard to those providing care and services to these individuals, it is merely assumed. The mental and emotional well-being of providers in the substance use disorder profession, or indeed, in any type of healthcare, is often overlooked, dismissed, or shrugged off. There seems to be an underlying assumption that providers come into the profession with inborn resilience and that we can move on from difficult experiences without lasting harm.  Burn-out and compassion-fatigue are often seen as weaknesses, rather than a natural consequence of a service that can take a huge emotional toll. We are often more compassionate toward clients and patients than we are toward our employees, supervisees and ourselves. Recently, people have been becoming more aware that pretending the problem of burn-out doesn’t exist, or dismissing those with compassion fatigue as weak, is not making those problems go away, and may in fact be exacerbating them. Like many other problems, we must first be able to openly talk about these issues, without fear of being shamed by supervisors and colleagues, in order to combat them.

    In an effort to help combat the stigma around burn-out and compassion fatigue, the NHADACA Board of Directors, as guided and proposed by the Ethics Committee, submitted a Commitment Statement outlining our commitment to improving provider well-being to the National Academy of Medicine, Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience (NAM). NAM has requested organizations in the healthcare field submit statements in an effort to foster a national commitment to fight burn-out and fatigue. It is NHADACA’s hope that participating in this effort will help further a conversation about the need to foster provider well-being on both a national and local level.

    Within the coming months, NHADACA will further this effort throughout NH by reaching out to local organizations and invite them to also post organizational commitment statements that support provider well-being.    For more information contact the NHADACA office at 603.225.7060.


  • April 15, 2019 10:12 AM | Anonymous

    Minimizing Risk & Achieving Excellence

    Brought to you by your NHADACA Ethics Committee.

    Check out the most recent data and informative discussion on the topic of Counselor Liability. The purpose of this report is to utilize the CNA claim database over a 10-year period to identify counselor risks, loss patterns and trends.  The report also contains risk control recommendations designed to help mitigate adverse incidents and increase client satisfaction.


    Key findings include:

    ·         $7.8 million paid for counselor malpractice claims over the 5-year study period; $8 million paid during the previous 10 years

    ·         The average total incurred for malpractice claims is $113,642

    ·         Allegations involving sexual/romantic relationships accounted for 43.9% of malpractice allegations.

    ·         $5,454 average license defense cost; up from $3,727 in the 2014 report, a 46.3% increase.

    ·         Deposition assistance and record request matters increased 456% since the 2014 report.

     Click here to access the entire report.

     

    Click on the below titles to read more on these important topics!

           Counselor Spot Light: BOUNDARIES

           Can we talk?  Three Communication Strategies for Healthcare Providers

           Handling the Angry Patient

           Documentation: An important step in avoiding malpractice

           Counselor Risk Assessment


    This information was taken from the Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO) website on 4/6/2019

  • April 11, 2019 8:50 AM | Anonymous

    Schedule an Appointment Today at 603-915-9202.  For additional information please review the PDF flyer below. 

    Medical Billing Flyer.pdf

  • March 14, 2019 9:17 AM | Anonymous

    We are pleased to announce that application are open for the next New England Leadership Development program! 

    The official announcement is pasted below, and includes links to some further details and the online applications. As someone who has taken Operation and Management courses at our previous events, this exciting leadership-focused program may be of interest to you, your staff or colleagues. We would appreciate your assistance with sharing the official announcement below with potential participants. The application deadline is April 10.

    Complete details are below or may be found below, and please let us know if we can answer any questions!

    To view complete program  details, go to:   https://conta.cc/2F74Zd1

    Brought to you by the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center, in partnership with the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center and AdCare Educational Institute of New England

    Contact:

    Denise Adams - Tel: (207) 621-2549 Email: dadams@neias.org

    or

    Raymond Sanchez - Tel: (401) 863-6486 Email: raymond_sanchez@brown.edu


  • March 06, 2019 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    Please Join Us for Bi-Sate’s May 2019 Conferences
    CEUs available
    Early Bird Registration is Open!

    Monday, May 20, 2019
    Clinical Quality Symposium: Increasing Your Clinical Expertise in Diabetes
    Keynote Address: Poverty and Diabetes: Understanding and Treatment.
    General Sessions:
    - Changing How We Take Care of Patients with Food Insecurity
    - Connecting the Dots: Food, Diabetes, and What You Can Do About It
    - Utilizing New Diabetes Treatment Tools and Medications
    - Choice of three comprehensive Professional Development Workshops (see agenda)


    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    Primary Care Conference: Building Connections to Improve Health
    Keynote Address: Narrative Leadership: Storytelling to Instruct, Inspire, and Motivate 
    - Panel: Opportunities for School-Based Health Programs
    - Bi-State Awards and Leadership Development Program Graduation
    - Choice of four comprehensive Professional Development Workshops (see agenda)

    Early Bird registration is open through March 30. Dual conference registration discount, group discount, and block rate hotel accommodations available.

    Learn more:  Click Here for More Information

  • March 06, 2019 12:58 PM | Anonymous

    Please join us for either or both of these events!

    Social Work Celebration and Ethics & Suicide Prevention Training

    join us for the morning celebration or the workshop or both!
    Friday, March 29th

    Grappone Center, Concord

    Celebration  9:00 - 11:30 am
    Workshop 1:00 - 4:15 pm
    Ethical Concerns in Working with Individuals at Risk for Suicide: Looking Across the Lifespan Ken Norton, MSW
    Three (3) Category A Clinical CEUs in Ethics and Suicide Prevention have been approved by NASW NH Approval #3524

    REGISTER

    NASW NH 2019 Conference

    May 23rd & 24th

    Whitefield, NH

    early-bird pricing ends this Friday!

    Our goal is to provide a destination conference right here in New Hampshire with speakers and workshops that address the professional development needs of social workers and allied professionals in a variety of fields.

    Up to twelve (12) Category A Clinical CEUs (including many in Ethics and Suicide Prevention) have been approved by NASW NH Approval #3513  

  • March 06, 2019 12:56 PM | Anonymous

    You are invited:

    A Two Generation Approach to Supporting Families and Young Children Affected by Opioid Substance Use

    Follow the link below to register for this FREE training. Register now; seats are limited. https://soberparentingjourney.eventbrite.com

  • February 20, 2019 2:29 PM | Anonymous

    The New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services, in collaboration with the New Hampshire Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals, will be collecting key practice and capacity data from New Hampshire-licensed alcohol and drug counselors (LADCs/MLADCs) who are due to renew their license in 2019, with an online survey. The survey coincides with the board’s license renewal cycle, and will be available to complete at the time the renewal cycle opens until the close of the cycle (6/30/19).

    Pursuant to RSA 330-C:9-a, licensees will be “required, as part of the license renewal process,” to complete the survey. However, providers may also opt out of participation by completing the NH Health Professions Data Center (HPDC) the opt-out form found on the HPDC website.

    The data will be used for functions requiring accurate statewide data on provider supply and capacity. It will serve as a key resource in statewide healthcare workforce assessment, healthcare access planning, informing educational and training programs, emergency preparedness, and recruitment and retention initiatives including the National Health Service Corps and the New Hampshire State Loan Repayment Program. 

    The survey link will be available on the same website you will access to renew your license. It will live on the last page of the board’s renewal site to complete before submitting payment. The survey link will also be available on the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Professions Data Center page, as soon as the survey opens. Providers can also locate the survey by searching for “NH Alcohol and Drug Counselor Survey” in a web browser. 

    Contact Danielle Weiss, Primary Care Workforce Program Manager, at danielle.weiss@dhhs.nh.gov. Please do not contact the Board or NHADACA with technical questions regarding the survey.

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