Continuing Education

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

Upcoming Webinars

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

NEW! National Health Service Corps funding for SUD treatment

NHSC received $105 million to expand and improve access to quality opioid and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment in rural and underserved areas nationwide. New categories of outpatient services and sites will be eligible for NHSC. Click here for more information from HRSA.

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.

The National LGBT Health Education Center

The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
The Education Center is a part of The Fenway Institute, the research, training, and health policy division of Fenway Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and one of the world’s largest LGBT-focused health centers.
(source: https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/)
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.

Rural PREP Resource Library

Archived webinars, grand rounds, and studies make up this resource library from the Collaborative for Rural Primary care, Research, Education, and Practice, whose mission is to improve and sustain rural health through community engagement and research in rural primary care health professions education.

Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

The NWCPHP has launched a collaborative project to improve public health policy: Laboratory for decision making. With support from the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, NWCPHP embarks on a five-year project to assist rural public health leaders in better using data to promote health equity. With rural areas hard hit by the opioid epidemic training materials and other resources are a great resource provided by NWCPHP.

Recruitment and Loan Repayment

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. Under HPLRP, part time work options are also available. 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.