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Naloxone Resources in the Great Lakes Region

State governments and prevention organizations across the Great Lakes region offer naloxone education and distribution programs. These programs include: 

Illinois

Illinois Department of Public Health:Naloxone

Prevention FirstNaloxone Now Campaign Media Kit 

Indiana 

Indiana State Department of HealthNaloxone 101Naloxone Distribution Program 

Michigan

Michigan.govNaloxone

Minnesota

Office of the Minnesota Attorney GeneralDose of Reality: Naloxone

Ohio

CDC Vital Signs: Ending HIV Transmission: Test, Treat, and Prevent, December 2019

 
Please access the latest CDC Vital Signs: Ending HIV Transmission-Test, Treat, and Prevent here. This issue includes: an overview of the problem, key actions to help end the HIV epidemic, and what healthcare providers and health departments can do.

Continue reading more by accessing the accompanying Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Early Release Report titled "Vital Signs: Status of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing, Viral Suppression, and HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis — United States, 2013–2018" found here. 

Input Requested on the draft National Institute of Mental Health Strategic Plan for Research

December 5, 2019

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is requesting input on the draft National Institute of Mental Health Strategic Plan for Research. Your feedback can help guide the future of mental health research efforts and priorities at NIMH. Every five years, NIMH publishes a Strategic Plan for Research to accelerate progress in basic, translational, and clinical science.

New Issue Guide: Rural Response to Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

December 5, 2019

The Rural Health Information Hub in partner with the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis has developed a new issue guide on farmer mental health and suicide prevention. This new issue guide discusses the rising mental health crisis in farming communities and provides information on organizations and model programs that are addressing the challenges and mental health needs of this population.

Access the guide: Rural Response to Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

OK Prison Sentence Commutations Demonstrates Need for Upcoming South Southwest MHTTC Criminal Justice Trainings

This fall, the governor of Oklahoma commuted over 500 individuals’ sentences, marking the largest single-commutation in American history. The act of clemency applied to individuals convicted of a non-violent offense. The governor’s orders come at the heels of Oklahoma reclassifying certain minor felonies as misdemeanors in 2016.

All this, though great news for criminal justice reform advocates, begs the question: what happens next? How can we support these individuals re-entering the community? What can we provide to prevent recidivism?

Workforce Development: Ohio Learning Collaborative Participants Test Strategies for Recruitment and Retention

Recruiting and retaining a qualified and committed workforce remains a persistent challenge for the behavioral health field. In Ohio, 10 behavioral health provider organizations are applying innovative strategies to address that challenge. 

State Node Spotlight: Emily Coddington, Wisconsin Association of Family and Children's Agencies

The Great Lakes MHTTC works closely with provider associations in each of the states we support (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI). Representatives from these associations, our "nodes," help ensure that we are meeting the training and technical assistance needs of the mental health treatment and recovery workforce in each state. 
Our Wisconsin node is Emily Coddington, Associate Director of the Wisconsin Association of Family and Children's Agencies (WAFCA).   

Mid-America Technology Transfer Center (TTC) Advisory Board convenes in Omaha for first-ever quarterly meeting

Editors' Note: This story ran in our December newsletter, published Dec. 2.

 

Watch the above video to learn more about the Mid-America Technology Transfer Centers and the purpose of the new Advisory Board!
 

 

The first-ever quarterly meeting of the Mid-America Technology Transfer Center (TTC) Advisory Board took place on Nov. 21 in Omaha.

 

Center staff present on school mental health to dozens at annual school mental health conference

Editors' Note: This story ran in our December newsletter, published Dec. 2.

 

Mid-America MHTTC lent its expertise in school mental health to attendees of the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH)'s annual conference Nov. 7-9 in Austin, Texas.