Updated as of 06/07/2022
The mission of the AIMS Center is to improve the health of populations by advancing effective, integrated behavioral healthcare.
Behavioral Health Providers across Washington State are on the front lines providing critical mental health and substance use treatment during an unprecedented public health emergency. State and federal guidelines continue to evolve so that more providers may use telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations from across the state have responded in amazing fashion to assure that providers across the continuum and age spectrum have access to information and resources necessary to help you begin or expand your use of telehealth.
The Bree Collaborative was established to identify health care services that have high variation in the way that care is delivered, that are frequently used but do not lead to better care or patient health, or that have patient safety issues. They involve providers and other stakeholders across the state to develop recommendations for improving and standardizing care delivery.
The National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience (Clinician Well-Being Collaborative) hosted a virtual convening on Clinician Retention in the Era of COVID: Uniting the Health Workforce to Optimize Well-Being on March 15, from 12-4:30 PM EST. Now watch on-demand.
In 2007, the Washington State Legislature passed House Bill 1088 which established the Evidence Based Practice Institute (EBPI). The Institute serves as a statewide resource to promote high quality mental health services for children and youth in Washington State.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.
This program helps to increase access to naloxone for all individuals at risk of an opioid overdose. The law requires hospital emergency departments (EDs) and many certified and licensed behavioral health settings to distribute prepackaged naloxone to individuals at risk of an opioid overdose.
PEACE believes that healthy interdependence on one another is required for individuals and hence the community to be healthy and whole. PEACE sees this occurring through accompaniment with one another on our individual journeys. While we may walk on similar journeys we acknowledge that each person’s experience and pathway to this journey has been different. It is only through respect and grace that true understanding and equity can occur for everyone. Our goal is to assist others in building up their own resiliency. PEACE serves others through integrity and love, we rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who are weeping. We guide those who may not know the way and assist with challenges where we can, finding joy in the middle of it all, and remembering to show gratitude for each experience that is brought before us. This is how we hope to grow our Beloved Community, resulting in families’/ individuals experiencing more peace in their life.
View Dr. Lydia Chwastiak's presentation given on February 25, 2021, as part of the UW Psychiatry and Addictions Case Conference series (UW PACC). Learning objectives include: understand the 5 principles that guide evidence-based safe antipsychotic prescribing; know the recommended first-line medications for treatment of psychosis; and identify two changes they can make in current practice to mitigate the metabolic risk among their patients who are treated with antipsychotic medications.
The ATTC Network is an international, multidisciplinary resource for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field.
The purpose of the MHTTC Network is technology transfer - disseminating and implementing evidence-based practices for mental disorders into the field.
The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services.
Chronic pain management is complex! The pain experience is different for everyone and there is no one-size-fits all solution. Alternatives to opioids for chronic and complex pain are far safer and likely more effective.
The pandemic has surely made it more challenging, with disruptions in care, rampant fear, worsened stress, and increased social isolation. Drug overdose deaths have increased to record numbers, rising by more than 40% here in Washington State.
The University of Washington Pain team continues to support you as you work with your patients to improve their pain management, their function and quality of life.
The Center of Excellence in Early Psychosis (CEEP) is a collaboration between Washington State University (WSU) in Spokane and the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. The CEEP has four main priorities: (1) provide training, consultation, and implementation and sustainability support to the Washington State New Journeys early intervention programs to address first episode psychosis (FEP); (2) education and support to key stakeholders in the community seeking information and resources on early psychosis (e.g., mental health care recipients, families and natural supports, providers); (3) developing resources for the assessment and management of clinical high risk for psychosis (CHR-P); and (4) advancing research on early psychosis, particularly as it relates to promoting implementation science and clinical outcomes.