Expert Help and Training for Healthcare Workforce

Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)

Consists of a network of 10 regional centers, a central coordinating office, a National Hispanic and Latino ATTC, and a National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC working in addiction treatment and recovery services. Promotes awareness and new and evidence-based practices and services for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) and substance use disorders (SUDs). Facilitates the adoption of new technology by addiction treatment and recovery service providers. Offers education, training, resources, and information for the behavioral healthcare workforce in rural areas.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
AIDS Education and Training Center Program: National Coordinating Resource Center (AETC-NCRC)

Offers online training resources, technical assistance, capacity building support, and other services to help clinicians, clinics, and health systems provide high-quality HIV/AIDS care. Helps increase the number of healthcare professionals able and willing to offer effective counseling, diagnostic, treatment, mental health, and substance abuse services to people living with or at risk of contracting HIV.

Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) C.A.R.E.S. Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health

Supports historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in efforts to increase the number of racial and ethnic minority students entering behavioral health fields, including careers related to the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring mental health disorders (CODs). Helps students discover and access behavioral health as an area of study and behavioral health career opportunities. Raises awareness of inequities and health disparities among minority and marginalized communities affected by substance use and mental illness.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)

Fifty-two institutions are funded to offer interdisciplinary training to professionals dedicated to caring for children with neurodevelopmental and other related developmental disabilities (DD), such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disabilities. Care for children affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome and other prenatal exposures may also be covered in the training. Prepares individuals for leadership roles in academic, clinical, public health, and public policy fields to advance care and treatment for children with ASD or DD. Works to enhance clinical competence, increase awareness, reduce barriers to screening and diagnosis, and promote evidence-based interventions for children who have or are at risk of developing ASD or DD through training for providers.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
National Clinician Consultation Center (NCCC)

Provides healthcare providers with free and confidential consultation services and clinical resources on HIV/AIDS-related topics, such as testing, prevention, treatment, and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Includes online and phone-based advice from leading clinicians with expert knowledge on managing HIV/AIDS, perinatal HIV, hepatitis C, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), substance use, and exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program (PMHCA)

Provides tele-consultation, training, technical assistance and care coordination using telehealth to help providers integrate behavioral healthcare services into pediatric primary care. Supports the use of telehealth and other technologies to improve the ability of providers to diagnose, treat, and refer children with mental health conditions. Seeks to increase access to treatment and referral services for children and adolescents with behavioral health conditions in rural and underserved areas.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Providers Clinical Support System - Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT)

Offers healthcare professionals evidence-based training, education, and resources to treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). Provides free medication-assisted treatment (MAT) training for physicians (MD or DO), physician assistants (PA), advanced practice registered nurses (NP, CNM, CNS, or CRNA), and medical students. Training is available online or in-person.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction (CORA)

Supports capacity building efforts for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) in rural counties of Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire disproportionately affected by SUD. Utilizes innovative technology and telehealth strategies to identify real-time needs in communities, disseminate education and resources on evidence-based approaches, and provide ongoing training and technical assistance to providers in order to more effectively address the needs of individuals with SUD and related issues. CORA is one of the Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorders funded through HRSA's Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP).

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
VA Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) Expansion in Specialty Care

Trains providers via telehealth on different specialties relevant to providing healthcare services and treatment for veterans, especially those residing in rural communities. Includes training and discussion on chronic kidney disease, hepatitis C, and pain management.

Sponsor: VHA Office of Rural Health (ORH)