The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently established the Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities (COE-NF) to offer nursing facility staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to training, technical assistance, and additional resources, at no cost. Its focus areas include: Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD), Co-Occurring Disorders (COD), and Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). In addition to the resources listed below, the COE-NF provides tailored technical assistance, such as an individualized plan to assist facilities with specific behavioral health needs.
Titled “Keeping People Connected: Innovative Methods Using an Infection Prevention & Control Mindset,” it can be found at:
The National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center offers hands-on, real-world training through workshops offered several times a year. https://netec.org/training-2/
Also, take an online course for continuing education credit or view archived materials from previous on-site training via the NETEC eLearning Center.