Good news for anyone who has been working toward their Certified Addiction Recovery Coach credential: you now have until March 31, 2019 to complete your 60 hours of education, 500 hours of supervised recovery coaching experience, and complete your application for certification without having to sit for the exam.
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DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED - MassHealth DSRIP Statewide Investments: Application Release for Community-Based Primary Care and Behavioral Health Workforce Initiatives: Primary Care/Behavioral Health Special Projects Program
The 49th Annual New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies program will take place June 4 - 7, 2018 at Worcester State University, Worcester, MA.
Click here for further program information.
The Community Health Training Institute relies on your feedback to continuously improve their training offerings to make sure they're providing you all with the most relevant and useful material. Because of this, they're asking you all to take two minutes from your day to fill out this short Training Needs Survey.
One of the challenges in the effort to combat health disparities in the United States is the growing shortage of qualified and diverse health professionals in all aspects of public health. To replenish the nearly one in four public health professionals entering retirement, schools of public health will have to triple the current number of graduates over the next several years. The Pew Research Center reports that Americans are more racially and ethnically diverse than in the past, and that the U.S.
The Baker-Polito Administration announced a first-in-the-nation set of educational core principles for social workers, the largest force on the front lines of the opioid crisis.
This month, Senator Elizabeth Warren released a report titled Fighting Back: Massachusetts Health Care Providers and the Opioid Crisis.
Of the 80 surveys that were sent out, 51 provider organizations and facilities responded. The report discusses the overal opioid crisis in Massachusetts, including overdose death data, and gives a brief overview of the State's treatment system.
The major findings are that:
On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Deborah Strod and Jen Parks presented a webinar on the Careers of Substance website to a live audience, and the archived webinar will be available on SAMHSA's Publications and Resources on Workforce page within a month of the live event.