HSAC CoP Meeting: Champions for Change: Shifting Hospital Culture

Join us and learn 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 SUD. Wentworth-Douglass SURT Champions work to: • Decrease stigma, judgement, and frustration, and • Increase awareness; compassion; and knowledge. REGISTER […]

HSAC CoP: The Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder


Dr. John Brooklyn, Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Medicine and Psychiatry, UVM Larner College of Medicine will present 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 […]

HSAC CoP – Eradicating Stigma: Perspectives from the Front Lines

Join this meeting to hear how 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 will also exchange ideas on the strategies they are using within their own hospitals to reduce […]

HSAC CoP – Levels of Care: Getting Our Patients with SUD to the Right Place

Join this meeting to learn more about the levels of care and how patients are triaged to the appropriate level of care for the most effective treatment. Carol Furlong recently retired as the Director of the Substance Use Disorder Services Department at Elliot Hospital and continues as a consultant in the field of substance use […]

HSAC CoP – Saving Lives, Supporting Recovery – The New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition

Join this meeting to learn more about the effectiveness of harm reduction practices and services in New Hampshire, how harm reduction services can support recovery efforts for hospital patients and how the services provided by the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition and the ways that the coalition’s work can support SUD patients. Lauren McGinley has […]

HSAC CoP – Motivational Interviewing: Tips and Tools for Talking Change with Patients

Participants will learn how to incorporate motivational interviewing principles and techniques into conversations with patients for greater effectiveness. REGISTER Peter Fifield, Ed.D., MLADC, LCMHC is the Manager of the Substance Use Disorder and Integrated Behavioral Health Services at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, NH and an adjunct faculty member at the University of New England.  He […]

HSAC CoP: Treating SUD in Patients who are New Americans

Learn more about the care and treatment of persons with SUD who have lived experience as immigrants or refugees. REGISTER HERE Featuring Presenters: Tara Davis-Thompson M.S., LCMHC, MLADC and Emily Bogle, B.S.N. Tara Davis-Thompson M.S., LCMHC, MLADC, has worked in Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician at the Concord Hospital Family Health Center since 2016. During this […]

HSAC CoP: Making Inductions, Making Connections: How a Critical Access Hospital Implemented a Successful SUD Treatment Program

Featuring presenters from Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, NH Brian Lombardo, M.D., Medical Director Primary Care Group Karry L. Smardon (she/hers), M.Hlth.Comm., Social Worker, Recovery Coach, Primary Care Multi-Specialty Clinic Colin Skinner, M.B.A., LSSBB, Director, Business Planning and Strategy, Multi-Specialty Clinic Lauren M. Senn, Practice Director, Multi-Specialty Clinic Shelley Friedman, RN, M.S.N., M.B.A., […]