7/21 Webinar on Mental Health Access for Minorities

The independent “think-tank” Bipartisan Policy Center will present an 8:30 am PDT July 21. 2020 webinar on COVID-19’s Adverse Impact on Mental Health Access for People of Color.  Black, Indigenous, and people of color populations have long experienced disparities in access to care, while mental health and substance use problems have increased dramatically due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Register at http://bpcevents.cloudapp.net/Pages/Home.aspx?eventid={56306DE0-71B5-EA11-A813-000D3A1BBB23}, but be mindful that the times they post, without indicating it, are most likely Eastern Time.  The 1½-hour webinar begins at 8:30 am PDT.

CDC Opioids Online Training

CDC has added a twelfth module to its free-CE series of online on-demand opioid training modules, Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids: An Online Training Series for Healthcare Providers.  The new module is called A Nurse’s Call to Action for Safer Opioid Prescribing.  Fine the new module at https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/training/nurses-call-to-action/?s_cid=CDC-Rx-Guide-039&deliveryName=DM11240, and the other eleven modules at https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/training/online-training.html?s_cid=CDC-RX-Guide-018&deliveryName=DM11240.

8/15 CMS Opioid Forum Call

CMS will present an August 15, 2018 Open Door Forum (national conference call) on Sharing Federal Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic.  For details see https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/ODFSpecialODF.html (August 1, 2018 entry) and https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/Downloads/08152018SODFAgenda.pdf.