Continuing Education

Upcoming CME Opportunity: Regional MS Summit, Seattle, June 9 2018. For any provider who has an interest in MS Care. 6.5 Category 1 CME credit with registration fee of $50. View the brochure here.

Stackable Certificates programs provide opportunities for continuing education leading to career advancement.

ACEs and Trauma-Informed Care Seminar

Attend a professional seminar addressing ACEs and Trauma-Informed Care with a Special Focus on Health Workforce Development on Monday, April 16 at Yakima Valley College. The training will include: culturally responsive trauma-informed systems of care delivery; the importance of trauma-informed staff training; strategies for care of the caregivers and self-care techniques; and applying concepts of culturally responsive approaches to trauma informed advocacy.

The one-day training will be conducted in two sessions. The instructional session will provide the theory and science of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) research the second will be a practical application session with focus on implementing organizational and self-care techniques and applying concepts of culturally responsive approaches to trauma-informed advocacy. View the poster and  Register here.

Washington Mental Health Summit

Attend the summit and join with leaders in education, business, policy, health care, academia and philanthropy coming together to discuss innovative ways to transform mental health care in Washington State. Attendees will get updates on the initial initiatives, learn about exciting new projects, attend panel sessions led by government leaders, employers, insurers and providers, and have the chance to get involved.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
University of Washington, Husky Union Building (HUB), Seattle
Learn more and register at the WAMH Summit website.

Recruitment and Loan Repayment

Health Professional Loan Repayment Program – Provider Application has now opened! Closes March 15, 2018.

The Health Professional Loan Repayment Program was established by the Legislature to address health professional shortages in rural or underserved urban communities. The program helps the state attract and retain licensed health professionals to serve in our state by providing financial support to applicants who are awarded and commit to serving at an eligible site in our state. In return for the funds, recipients sign a contract committing them to either a two-year (Federal/State funded- FSLRP) or a three-year (state funded – HPLRP) full-time equivalency service obligation. Award amounts vary based on the contract type (see Reference Guides for full details).

Learn more about 3RNet and recruitment services for providers who want to serve in rural and underserved areas in Washington, including loan repayment programs.

Learn more specifically about the J-1 Visa Waiver Program, administered through the Washington State Department of Health. If you are a provider wishing to apply for the Loan Repayment Program, the Washington Student Achievement Council website has additional details.

Credentialing for Health Care Providers

Learn about the credentialing requirements for various healthcare professionals, from Washington State Department of Health.

Credentialing for Nurses

The Washington State Department of Health website provides specifics for Nurse Licensing and Continuing Education Competency Audits. Suicide Prevention continuing education training is required, beginning July 2017.

Guidance for Practices Considering Telepsychiatry

“Key Considerations for Implementing Telepsychiatry Services”– a new tool from the Practice Transformation Support Hub – can help practices considering telepsychiatry make an informed decision about what is right for their practice, and their unique implementation needs. The six-page guide, available on the Hub Resource Portal, can be downloaded here .

Behavioral Health Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Access screening tools for anxiety disorders and depression, from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. These screenings are meant to be used by patients as a screening tool that can be shared with a provider.

SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, contains a wealth of information on treating substance use disorders and mental health disordersClick on “publications” to access many free resources geared towards providers.

Upcoming Webinars

See the AHECWW calendar for upcoming webinars and continuing education opportunities.