How to Mitigate Workforce Burnout & Fatigue

Even before Covid health care workers were expressing burn out and exhaustion. Covid realities have made this worse. Not only are staff working overtime, they are worried about  putting themselves, their families and patients at risk every day. Covid concerns come at a time when healthcare providers are dealing with a lot of unknowns. The healthcare system is changing and providers are faced with the continuous need to adapt to new and innovative practice approaches and payment strategies. It’s no wonder everyone is feeling exhausted! This webinar will give time and space to talk about how to support staff and increase satisfaction and joy at work while still working in a tumultuous time.

MAT and Tele MAT Pre Appointment Self Assessment

This one-page self-assessment can be utilized before individual or group MAT appointments; this tool aligns with ASAM criteria allowing the provider to plan for the current session and to aid in treatment planning. With a slight modification, this could also be used by persons not on MAT in preparation for individual or group appointments for substance use disorders. Critical questions required for all telehealth appointments are reviewed, such as the address and phone number where the person can be reached today.

Virtual Best Practices for Providers and Care Team Members

The front of this handout reviews what providers need to know, do and have a plan for prior to individual or group telehealth sessions. The back of the handout reviews important features of Zoom (TM) for those staff using Zoom (TM) as a platform for delivering telehealth sessions.
Telehealth Tips: Managing Suicidal Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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 tip sheet provides some tips for evaluating and treating suicidal individuals remotely via telehealth.

Addiction Free California

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has implemented the California Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project to address the opioid epidemic throughout the state. This website serves as a separate yet complementary resource to the DHCS MAT Expansion Website and provides resources and information related to the four MAT Expansion Project initiatives operated by Health Management Associates. The California MAT Expansion Project aims to increase access to MAT, reduce unmet treatment need, and reduce opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities. The project focuses on individuals experiencing homelessness, youth, rural, and tribal populations with limited MAT access. The California MAT Expansion Project, composed of nearly 30 initiatives, is funded by grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response & 42 CFR Part 2 Guidance

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides guidance for substance use disorder treatment services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The document specifies when a medical emergency exists, 42 C.F.R Part 2 does not apply and any disclosure of medical information is temporarily exempt for purposes of medical treatment.

COVID-19 FAQ for Behavioral Health

This document is a resource for behavioral health facilities to better understand how to treat patients and refer patients for medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Treating Addiction in the Setting of COVID-19

Deeper dive on the operational practicalities of delivering MAT and other SUD treatment to clients through telehealth and other remote means; risk and management of relapse and overdose; current expectations regarding privacy rules, documentation, and new regulations from the DEA.