Information Resources for Healthcare Workforce

Clinical Practice Guideline for Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain

Offers evidence-based information, recommendations, guides, and tools to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) healthcare providers and patients to assist in the decision making process to improve the health and treatment of patients with chronic pain. Includes information and algorithms for determining the appropriateness, risks, duration, and frequency of opioid therapy to prioritize safe and effective opioid prescribing practices.

Sponsor: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Substance Use Disorders

Offers evidence-based information, recommendations, guides, and tools to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) healthcare providers and patients to assist in the decision making process to improve the treatment and outcomes for patients with substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD) and methamphetamine use, and co-occurring mental health conditions. Describes best practices to help patients avoid preventable complications, reduce substance use, and improve their overall health and wellness.

Sponsor: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
COVID-19 FAQ: Resource for Addiction Treatment and Recovery Support Specialists

Provides answers to frequently asked questions from a wide range of providers and organizations regarding COVID-19 and its impacts on substance use treatment and recovery efforts. Offers practical guidance and resources to help users take immediate action to address issues arising from the effects of COVID-19. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
How to Receive Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Training

Provides information and resources on how to obtain free training to provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for eligible clinicians working to address the opioid epidemic. Seeks to increase the number of MAT-certified providers with a Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) Waiver in rural areas and other high-need communities, with the goal of expanding access to the most effective, evidence-based practices for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). Offers information on free MAT training provided through the Provider Clinical Support System (PCSS), disciplines eligible to receive training, and the benefits to providers of obtaining a MAT waiver.

Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Development Grants and Programs

Provides information on multiple grants and programs to support the development and education of the behavioral health workforce to meet the needs of rural, underserved, and other vulnerable populations. Includes a focus on expanding training programs for substance abuse prevention and treatment services.

Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
HRSA Nursing Workforce Development Grants and Programs

Provides information on multiple grants and programs to support the development and education of the nursing workforce to meet the needs of rural, underserved, and other vulnerable populations.

Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
HRSA Oral Health Workforce Development Grants and Programs

Provides information on multiple grants and programs to support the development and education of the oral health workforce to meet the needs of rural, underserved, and other vulnerable populations.

Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
HRSA Primary Care Workforce Development Grants and Programs

Provides information on multiple community-based training and faculty development grants and programs to support the education and training of primary care physicians and physician assistants to meet the needs of rural, underserved, and other vulnerable populations.

Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Indian Health Service (IHS) Opioid Use Disorder and Pain

Offers comprehensive information and resources on the use of prescription opioids, managing chronic pain, and opioid use disorder (OUD) for patients and providers, specifically for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and Indian Health Service (IHS) providers. Includes online tools, technical assistance resources, guides, and training for patients and providers on topics such as opioid crisis data, opioid prevention, COVID-19 response and opioids, proper pain management, opioid prescribing/stewardship, maternal health, syringe services programs, naloxone use, child health and wellness, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), tele-MAT, trauma informed care, best practices, wellness courts, and training opportunities. Resource is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 1

Interview with Colin Cash from the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota discussing his experience founding and leading the Sober Squad Recovery Movement program. Highlights ways that this program can serve as a model for advancing and sustaining recovery communities during periods of change and disruption, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 2

Interview with Ruby Takushi, Director of Programs for the Recovery Café in Seattle, Washington. Discusses aspects of the recovery cafe model and how it may be used to advance and sustain recovery communities during periods of change and disruption, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 3

Interview with Andre Johnson, President and CEO of the Detroit Recovery Project. Discusses how a peer-led, peer-run, peer-delivered recovery model can be used to advance recovery communities and help individuals maintain recovery during periods of change and disruption, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 4

Interview with Callan Howton, Director of the National Peer-Run Training and TA Center for Addiction Recovery Peer Support. Highlights how this model of providing recovery housing can be used to advance recovery communities and help individuals maintain recovery from substance use during periods of change and disruption, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 5

Interview with Precia Stuby, Executive Director of the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services in Ohio. Discusses how embedding a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) model in local health agencies may be employed as a strategy to advance and sustain recovery communities during periods of change and disruption, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Inspire and Think Big: Recovery Communities' Role in Challenging Times, Part 6

Panel discussion featuring five representatives from recovery communities in different regions of the country. Draws on the speakers' experiences working to build successful community-based recovery programs and explores how their various approaches and strategies may serve as models to advance and sustain recovery communities during periods of change and disruption, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Listening Session and Strategic Discussion Series: COVID-19 and Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Workforces

Provides access to a 6-part national online discussion series and resource sharing opportunity focused on the social determinants of health, COVID-19, and their impact on substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery workforces. Aims to identify emerging best practices and resources to address health disparities related to substance use in underserved communities and/or communities of color, including Black, Latinx, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations. Includes a recording of each session along with presentation slides, facilitator bios, and a session report presenting notes, core themes, strategies, and resources discussed in the related session. Product of the Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness

Provides up-to-date resources, tools, and training to help rural healthcare systems prepare for and respond to a COVID-19 surge. Addresses unique issues and challenges in emergency medical services (EMS), inpatient and hospital, ambulatory, and long-term healthcare settings, covering a wide range of related topics, including healthcare operations, telehealth, behavioral health, and more. Product of the Rural Health Information Hub funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
SAMHSA Workforce Programs

Provides an overview of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) efforts to increase the supply of trained, culturally aware behavioral health professionals, including psychiatrists, therapists, addiction counselors, homeless outreach specialists, recovery coaches, and other professionals in fields related to prevention, healthcare, and social services. Includes links to programs and resources to help address workforce shortages and provide culturally competent care to individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders (SUDs).

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Supporting Behavioral Health Programs and Personnel During COVID-19

Presentation on current efforts to provide various kinds support for behavioral health programs experiencing increased operational challenges during the COVID-19 crisis. Details strategies employed by several programs in response to COVID-19 and highlights measures taken to promote safety, wellness, productivity, and a positive work environment for behavioral health staff during the pandemic. Product of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network funded by a cooperative agreement through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
VA Rural Health Enterprise-Wide Initiatives

Describes the enterprise-wide initiatives (EWIs) currently supported by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health. EWIs expand upon the work of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) national programs to provide healthcare services in VA hospitals and health systems to veterans residing in rural areas across the nation. EWIs address primary care, specialty care, mental health, care coordination, workforce training and education, transportation, and more.

Sponsor: VHA Office of Rural Health (ORH)