Hospital System Addictions Care CoP Resources

Welcome to the Hospital System Addictions Care Community of Practice!
This CoP builds upon and expands the former MAT CoP by helping hospital-based administrators, healthcare providers, and other practitioners implement systemic and effective approaches that address the substance use disorder (SUD) needs of patients and enhance patient and hospital outcomes.

CoPs provide a forum for you to share your perspectives, explore solutions, connect with your peers, and take away insights to improve your practice.

The Hospital System Addictions Care CoP promotes the development of interdisciplinary hospital systems that identify, engage, treat, and coordinate services for people with a substance use disorder (SUD) to improve patient and hospital outcomes. This approach uses any “reachable moment” to enhance patient-centered care and hospital outcomes by providing medication assisted treatment and other interventions and linking patients to SUD care and harm reduction support after discharge.

Meeting Schedule:

CoP Meetings are on the third Thursday from 1:00pm-2:30pm every other month.

Due to COVID-19 imposed restrictions, all meetings will be held virtually until further notice. 

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past CoP webinar recordings and other resources and tools

Webinars 2022

Webinar: Levels of Care: Getting our Patients with SUD to the Right Place
Carol Furlong, M.B.A., LCMHC, MAC, Substance Use Disorder Services, with Elliot Hospital presented about the levels of care and how patients are triaged to the appropriate level of care for the most effective treatment.
Webinar recording
Webinar slides

Webinar: Eradicating Stigma: Perspectives from the Front Lines
June 14, 2022

Elliot Hospital is changing its culture to support those with a substance use disorder (SUD) and address stigmatizing language, beliefs, and behaviors that prevent those with an SUD from seeking hospital care. Participants exchanged ideas on the strategies they are using within their own hospitals to reduce and prevent stigma.

Webinar recording
Webinar slides
Words Matter

Webinar: The Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder
April 21, 2022

John Brooklyn, MD,  Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Medicine and Psychiatry, UVM Larner College of Medicine presented on the many facets of risky alcohol use and its treatment.  Alcohol use claims approximately 95,000 lives annually in the United States and New Hampshire has a very high rate of alcohol sales, making this a major public health problem.  Dr. Brooklyn answered questions following his presentation and participants were encouraged to share their own experiences with persons with an alcohol use disorder.

Webinar Recording

Webinars 2021

Webinar: Redefining Success in Patient Care
December 16, 2021

Healthcare professionals may be challenged when caring for patients struggling with the chronic disease addiction who are not yet focused on recovery. Embracing harm reduction as a positive step toward recovery, can assist the practitioner in feeling more successful in caring for their patient. Kerry Nolte, PhD, FNP-C explores how harm reduction principles can be applied to patient centered care and presents insights into what is entailed in “successful” patient care.  Participants engaged in discussion with peers about how to support patients with a substance use disorder in their own pathway to wellness.
Webinar Recording
Presentation Slides


Webinar: Champions for Change: Shifting Hospital Culture
October 21, 2021
Participants learned how Kellie Mueller and Peter Fifield developed an interdisciplinary Substance Use Resource Team (SURT) of “Champions” across Wentworth-Douglass hospital system that has improved nursing confidence in caring for patients with an substance use disorder. 
Webinar Recording

Webinar: Addictions Care in Action
August 19, 2021
Participants learned how New Hampshire hospitals are implementing systemic and effective approaches that address the substance use disorder (SUD) needs of patients and enhance patient and hospital outcomes. Featured presenters provided an overview of their approach including key partners they’ve engaged, what’s worked, and lessons learned in creating a hospital culture that is supportive of those struggling with the chronic disease of addiction.

Webinar Recording
Resource: Guidance Document on Best Practices: Key Components for Delivering Community-Based MAT Services for Opioid Use Disorders in New Hampshire – Second Edition

Webinar: Through the Eyes of the Patient
June 17, 2021
Individuals who have struggled with the chronic disease of addiction talk about their affirming – as well as less positive – hospital experiences. Understand the needs and realities of those who walk through your hospital doors. Learn how to apply the insights gained and tools used during this meeting to enhance hospital-based addictions care.

Webinar Recording
Presentation Slides
What is Empathy Mapping?
Webinar Empathy Map

Webinar: HSAC CoP Kick Off Meeting: Improving Patient and Hospital Outcomes through Hospital-based Systems of Care – February 11, 2021

The Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) program at Oregon Health & Science University is an interprofessional hospital-based addictions team that addresses the whole-person needs of patients with SUD who present with medical and surgical complications of addiction. Studies show this nationally-recognized program is associated with improved patient and provider experience, improved post-hospital SUD treatment engagement, and decreased healthcare costs. Dr. Englander, IMPACT Director, provided an overview of the program, highlighted evaluation findings, answered questions, and discussed with attendees how hospital-based addiction care can improve patient and hospital outcomes in New Hampshire.

Webinar recording
Presentation Slides
Meeting Slides

Resources:

 

MAT Meeting Resources
FREE MAT Training & Technical Assistance on Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Available!

Training and technical assistance is provided by experienced MAT providers.

Interested? Fill out the enrollment application. (there are a limited number of spaces available)

Questions? Email: unh.projectecho@unh.edu

 

Webinars 2020
Presentation: Financial Issues with SUD Treatment: A Payor’s Perspective November 19, 2020

Presentation & Discussion: Taking Stock: Planning for Continued Recovery – June 11, 2020

Presentation & Discussion: Navigating COVID-19 for NH MAT Practices – April 9, 2020

Presentation & Discussion: Shared Care Planning for MAT Providers – February 13, 2020

Webinars 2019
Presentation & Discussion: Introduction to ASAM Levels of Care for MAT Providers – December 12, 2019

Presentation & Discussion: Discovery, Recovery, Relapse Prevention: Treatment Planning for MAT Care Models – October 10, 2019

Presentation & Discussion: Application of ASAM Criteria for MAT Practices – August 8, 2019

Presentation & Discussion: Polysubstance Use: Utilizing A Harm Reduction Lens – June 13, 2019

Presentation & Discussion: MAT in Primary Care: Expanding Access – April 11, 2019

Presentation & Discussion: Individualizing Patient Care: Harm Reduction, Diversion, and Policy Considerations – February 14, 2019

  • Presentation Slides
    • Update of Hepatitis A in New Hampshire (NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services)
    • MAT: Striving for Quality (NH Center for Excellence)
    • Treatment Planning: Individualizing Care (Catholic Medical Center)
  • Follow-up Questions & Answers
Webinars 2018
Presentation & Discussion: Bringing the Team Together: Academic Detailing, Addiction and Recovery Training, and Care Coordination from NH Hospital Practices – December 13, 2018

Presentation & Discussion: Medication Assisted Treatment – November 8, 2018

Presentation & Discussion: Inducting Patients onto Buprenorphine – June 21, 2018

Presentation & Discussion: Methadone & Naltrexone to Treat Opioid Use Disorder – April 19, 2018

Presentation & Discussion: Substance Use Disorder Treatment & Recovery Support Services – February 15, 2018

  • Presentation Slides:
    • Overview of SUD Treatment & Recovery Support Services (Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services)
    • MAT in a Hospital-Based Setting (Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital)
    • MAT in a Hospital-Based Setting (LRGHealthcare)
    • MAT in a FQHC Setting (Goodwin Community Health Center)
  • Follow-up Questions & Answers
Webinars 2017
Presentation & Discussion: Drug Testing – December 14, 2017

Presentation & Discussion: Delivering MAT Through a Team-Based Approach – October 19, 2017

Learning Session: Medication Assisted Treatment – June 29, 2017

Learning Session:  MAT in NH: Implementation of Best Practices – June 15, 2017