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Resources to support culturally and linguistically responsive care and equitable access to services and outcomes.
The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (The National CLAS Standards) aim to improve health care quality and advance health equity by establishing a framework for organizations to serve the nation's increasingly diverse communities.
At least 5.6 million to 8 million – nearly one in five – older adults in America have one or more mental health and substance use conditions, which present unique challenges for their care. With the number of adults age 65 and older projected to soar from 40.3 million in 2010 to 72.1 million by 2030, the aging of America holds profound consequences for the nation.
Following its 2008...read more
The Latino Behavioral Health Workforce Training Program's main goals are to increase the number of Latinos and Latinas with addiction treatment credentials; to increase the Latino community’s access to culturally and linguistically competent care; and to increase the capacity of the publicly funded system to serve Latinos/as, while...read more
The Bureau of Substance Addiction Services actively promotes practice improvement in prevention, treatment and recovery systems of care. To that end, BSAS has articulated a set of principles which inform practice. BSAS publishes Practice Guidance papers, built on these principles, which describe best practices as well as why and how practice in specific areas can be improved. These are...read more
AIR’s Health and Social Development program works with a range of youth-serving agencies to improve policies, services, and care for LGBTQ youth. Through research and evaluation, we work to improve available services and health and mental health outcomes.
A range of resources related to working with youth and young adults (approximate ages 12-30), such as the Youth Central Intake Care Coordination for MA.
Working with youth and young adults requires special attention to development, home and work lives, and ways of engaging via social media and other technology.
People who work with Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF) to prevent, treat and support recovery from addictions find that understanding the particular cultural context of military service increases their ability to engage and establish rapport. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, in 2014, there were 379,772 Massachusetts living veterans between the ages of 18 and...read more
People with substance use disorders have high rates of justice involvement. For those working in the addictions field, it is important to understand the justice system. For those who are working within the justice system, it is important to understand the impact of substance use and addictions on individuals and families, as well as...read more
This page provides resources for those working with pregnant and parenting women addressing substance use and addictions.
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The Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research (CADER) is dedicated to strengthening the workforce that provides health and long-term supports and services to older adults and people with disabilities. Click here for a list of upcoming online trainings.
This toolkit provides guidance in regards to the medical, psychological, and social needs of pregnant women with opioid use disorders, thereby improving maternal and newborn health outcomes. It has been developed to help maternal health providers advance the clinical interventions by offering screening, treatment...read more
The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) is a developmentally appropriate treatment for youth and young adults (12-24 years old) with substance misuse or substance use disorders. A-CRA is an evidence based treatment developed by Chestnut Health Systems.The brief treatment model can be delivered in...read more
This 3-module training program for medical prescribers will address opioid use and opioid use disorder in pregnancy. During pregnancy medical providers must respond to women’s pain management and behavioral health needs while minimizing potential risks to the fetus, and this balance is further complicated when opioid use disorder is present.
The program provides case-based activities...read more
CDC’s MMWR and Medscape are proud to introduce a new FREE continuing education (CE) activity. The goal is to inform clinicians of overdose death rates among U.S. women aged 30–64 years during 1999–2017, overall and by drug subcategories, and clinical implications for members of the health care team. CDC surveillance is the basis for...read more