Healthcare Workforce & System Transformation

The executive summary below was developed by the Healthcare Workforce & System Transformation task team and includes major conclusions and stress/loss point of this population during COVID19.
Click here to read the summary.


9.3.2020 Oregon Health Authority launched Healthier Together, a tool for people working to advance health equity in our state.  It names 62 strategies along with supporting activities that can be put into action to improve health.

Evidence-based and Promising Practices:

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
The Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) - Suicide Training. Lane County frequently holds free of charge training for the community. Contact Roger Brubaker at (541) 682-8731 to find out when the next training is. You can also take an online course immediately from the QPR Institute for $30.

SafeTALK
is a half-day training program from LivingWorks that teaches participants to recognize and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them with community resources trained in suicide intervention. There is a cost for the training/materials.

Download the Columbia Community Suicide Screening Tool for Clinicians

Mental Health First Aid for First Responders

Mental Health First Aid is a national non-profit health promotion charity and teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. There are population-focused training models available including healthcare professionals. Virtual classes coming soon.

Mental Health First Aid for Fire and EMS focuses on the unique experiences and needs of firefighters and EMS personnel and is a valuable resource that can make a difference in their lives, their families’ lives and the communities in which they live. Firefighters and EMS workers learn about the importance of early intervention and how, as first responders, they can intervene in the field and provide direct assistance to someone who is experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. Learn more: download the Mental Health First Aid for Fire and EMS one-pager.

To find a course click here.

Support & Self-Care Resources


Provider Support Resources from Trauma Healing Project can be found here
- Healing Arts and Wellness Services flyer or view online here.

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: For Providers

LaneCare Self-Care one-pager.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network published "Taking Care of Yourself" use this list to help you decide which self-care strategies will work for you.

The Trauma Healing Project
is a local organization that has resources for providers and community members on trauma informed practices. Here is their training schedule.
- Coping Inventory (Trauma Healing Project) - use this list to identify coping behaviors an individual may use when having a difficult time. 

The Joint Commission webinar on "COVID-19 Health Care Staff Trauma and Resilience Oriented Healing"

Lines for Life has created a Virtual Wellness Room to offer support to helpers, mental health professionals, first responders, social workers and anyone considered an essential worker during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each check-in call will have a facilitator to guide the conversation. This virtual room offers a place for helpers to exchange stories of hope and areas of need. Lines for Life wants to hear what things are coming up for our “Helpers” personally and explore ways to cheer one another on to continue the good work already being done. This is a space to breathe out stress and breathe in hope.”

The meetings are held using Zoom conference calls from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at this link: https://zoom.us/j/4848426773. Please share this invite with anyone in your network of Oregon helpers.

Try this Mindful Meditation Series:


Tips for better sleep from the CDC.
- Data and statistics on sleep

Deskercise! 33 Smart Ways to Exercise at Work

5 Simple Exercises for Work

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19 from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Webinars & Trainings

CDC Workplace Health Model

WHO Healthy Workplace Framework and Model:
Background and Supporting Literature and Practices


Oregon Health Reform: Tackling Oregon's Inpatient Mental Health Crisis presentation materials

Motivational Interviewing: Communication Skills to Support Patient-Centered Care presentation from SAMHSA
- Motivational Interviewing: Communication Skills to Support Patient-Centered Care developed by the SAMHSA Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center

SAMHSA is committed to providing regular training and technical assistance (TTA) on matters related to the mental and substance use disorder field. View the TTA resources currently available focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic.

SAMHSA’s Practitioner Training webpage contains a directory of all SAMHSA training and technical assistance centers. Trainings and events can be accessed by visiting the individual centers. In addition, the SAMHSA Technology Transfer Centers (TTC) program contains a list of trainings for the three TTCs.

Reaction to Difficult Experience from the Pandemic, information on common disorders and reactions that people are experiencing.

Taking Stock of Our Relationships During the Pandemic, considering connections.

MHACBO has put together some organizations that are offering free CEUs online. View the document here.

Screening Tools

Screening tools: 
Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Take a mental health test.

Visit the National Institute on Drug Abuse "Screening and Assessment Tools Chart" for evidence-based screening tools and assessment resource materials.

SBIRT: Now More Than Ever, a Mental Health/Substance Use Technology Transfer Center Network presentation

        ~~~ Download a 1-page list of the below tools here. ~~~
Substance Use Screening Tools:
• 
National Institute of Drug Use Quick Screen
• Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT)
• CAGE Substance Use Screening Tool (web based)
   CAGE Print Version
Cognitive Screening Tools:
 Saint Louis University Mental Status (SLUMS) - Description
   SLUMS Print Version
• Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) - Description
  MoCA Self-Assessment (interactive)
  MoCA Print Version
Anxiety Screening Tools:
• 
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist - Description
  PTSD Civilian Version
• Primary Care PTSD Screen - Description and Information 
   Print version 5-item Screen  
• General Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) web-based interactive
   Print version GAD-7 Form
• Life Events Checklist - Description and Information
  Standard Self-Report
  Extended Self-Report
  Interview Version with Abuse Ratings
Depression Screening Tools:
• 
Social Connectedness Scale 
• 
Patient Health Questionnaire 9-item- Description
  PHQ-9 Self-Assessment (web based)
  PHQ-9 Print Form

Telehealth

Visit the Lane County LaneCare "Provider Information" for OHP Providers.

Telehealth Billing for OR Insurance Companies
, and article by MyOregon.gov

Expanded Telehealth Coverage Extended Through December

Rural Health Care and Medicaid Telehealth Flexibilities, and Guidance Regarding Section 1009 of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (Pub. L. 115-271), entitled Medicaid Substance Use Disorder Treatment via Telehealth. Read it from CMS here.
- Resources from OHSU on Rural Health

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Thank you to the following folks who contributed their time and expertise to developing this toolkit for the community:
• Alicia Meenaghan, LaneCare/PacificSource BH
• Britni D'Eliso, PacificSource Community Solutions
• Doug Mozan, Eugene Police Department
• Jamie Lloyd, Orchid Health Clinic
• Leilani Brewer, LaneCare
• Lucy Zammarelli, Lane County LaneCare
• Jeff Colson, Behavioral Heath Consultant in Primary Care: Peacehealth
• Rhonda Busek, Lane Community Health Council
• Terrance Killian, Relief Nursery

If you have any suggestions or questions about this page, please feel free to contact Lucy Zammarelli at (541) 520-4720 or at Lucy.Zammarelli@lanecountyor.gov

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