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The Northwest MHTTC supports professionals working to improve behavioral health outcomes for those with or at risk of serious mental illness across Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (SAMHSA’s Region 10). Our region is home to many vibrant and diverse tribal communities, including the 272 federally recognized Tribes and many non-federally recognized Tribes. Since receiving funding […]
Published: 05/08/2024
During FY 2023, the Northwest MHTTC conducted a needs assessment survey of key stakeholders, mental health organizations and practitioners, and others in our region. Questions focused on technical assistance and training needs, priority topics, barriers to training, and preferences. This report focuses on key findings from the 326 participants across Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and Washington. […]
Published: 05/08/2024
Northwest MHTTC is proud to present its Year 5 Annual Report Summary, which captures a brief snapshot of the Center's reach from September 2022 - September 2023. This includes the main "core" grant as well as a continued School Mental Health supplement. Every year Northwest MHTTC provides training and technical assistance to the behavioral health […]
Published: 04/10/2024
January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a presidentially designated observance designed to educate the public about human trafficking and the role we can play in preventing and responding to human trafficking. This campaign aims to educate, empower, and provide resources to social service providers, healthcare and behavioral healthcare providers, school-based professionals, and other allied professionals […]
Published: 01/19/2024
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), released the results of the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The report shows how people living in the United States reported about their experience with mental health, substance use, and […]
Published: 11/27/2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released two new Practice Guides: Engaging Community Coalitions to Decrease Opioid Overdose Deaths: This guide was developed in recognition of the need to center community engagement throughout the efforts to address the opioid overdose crisis. This guide exists to help communities decrease opioid overdose deaths; it includes […]
Published: 10/24/2023
A collaborative of national experts including training and technical assistance team members from the UW SMART Center developed an action agenda with recommendations to address the growing mental health needs of students and educators. A Pathway to Recovery and Resilience for Our Children and Youth calls on educational and collaborating youth system leaders to address the […]
Published: 10/13/2023
The H.U.B. in Medical Lake School District offers free coffee, 1-on-1 time with administrators and essential mental health resources.   Access the article here >   Image Caption: Nikki Bauman, a parent partner at Medical Lake School District in Washington, right, and Kelcey Schmitz, director of training and technical assistance at the University of Washington, […]
Published: 10/13/2023
Effective school mental health is unlikely to be achieved at scale without accountability structures, quality monitoring, investment in the school-based workforce, and technical assistance to schools and districts. The Policy Core at the UW SMART Center created this brief that highlights the key benefits of school mental health and the strategies recommended to the Washington […]
Published: 10/13/2023
New SAMHSA Report! Mental Health Client-Level Data (MH-CLD) 2021: Data on Clients Receiving Mental Health Treatment Services Through State Mental Health Agencies Mental Health Client-Level Data (MH-CLD) are currently collected for and reported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) in collaboration with state […]
Published: 10/13/2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published their most recent version of “Maintaining Fidelity to ACT: Current Issues and Innovations in Implementation,” a practical guide in the field of mental health treatment. Dr. Maria Monroe-DeVita played a significant role in this publication as a Subject Expert. The guide examines the principles […]
Published: 09/28/2023
Drs. Collins and Clifasefi, of the University of Washington's Harm Reduction Research and Treatment (HaRRT) Center, have released a book that goes over the history of harm reduction, empirical evidence for harm reduction treatment (HaRT), and provides practitioners with the tools to integrate harm reduction in daily practice. Input from community members is included and we would […]
Published: 07/27/2023
On July 25, 2023, President Biden announced new actions that would improve and strengthen mental health parity requirements and ensure that more than 150 million Americans with private health insurance can better access mental health benefits under their insurance plan. The proposed rule reinforces MHPAEA’s fundamental goal of ensuring that families have the same access […]
Published: 07/27/2023
The Northwest MHTTC celebrates the accomplishment of our faculty member Sarah L. Kopelovich, our team's research scientist Jonathan Olson, Katherine Michaelsen of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Tobias Wasser of the Yale University School of Medicine, whose article "Effects of Online Distance Learning on […]
Published: 03/22/2023
During this panel discussion, hosted in partnership with the Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity and the MHTTC Network Coordinating Office, presenters will discuss recent efforts to adapt and create prevention and screening resources to serve LGBTQ+ young people. Presenters will include a first-person perspective from a trans person in recovery; implementation of SBIRT […]
Published: 02/08/2023
The National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) is a network of community-based organizations focused on the mental health and substance use issues of diverse racial and ethnic communities.  The NNED supports information sharing, training, and technical assistance towards the goal of promoting behavioral health equity. NNED Website Recent News from the NNED: Veterans in […]
Published: 02/08/2023
Northwest MHTTC is proud to release its Area of Focus Document, an overview of the Northwest MHTTC's area of focus: evidence-based practices for psychosis. Highlights include: An introduction to the Northwest MHTTC team Information on what evidence-based practices for psychosis are and why they are important Statistics on our outcomes to date in our area of focus An […]
Published: 11/28/2022
Northwest MHTTC is proud to release its Year 4 Summary, an overview of its activities from 2021-2022. Highlights include: Quantifying our reach through tallies of events offered, people trained, products created, and more Virtual Learning Communities Spotlight on Implementation of an Evidence-based Lifestyle Program in a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center Steps taken to center equity and inclusion […]
Published: 11/22/2022
The Seattle Times recently featured Dr. Sarah Kopelovich, a core and founding faculty member of the Northwest MHTTC, in an article titled, "How families can help loved ones experiencing serious mental illness." The article includes an interview with Dr. Kopelovich about myths and facts of psychosis and the role family members can play in treatment […]
Published: 11/07/2022
The National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training's October 2022 Elevate publication is now available! This edition focuses on Leadership Development in Public Health and includes an article from the Northwest MHTTC titled "Training and Supporting Healthcare Leadership during the COVID Pandemic," authored by Christina Clayton, LICSW, SUDP, Kira Mauseth, Ph.D., Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH and […]
Published: 10/13/2022
                    University of Washington's Behavioral Health Institute is holding the 3rd Annual Conference Sep 29 - 30, 2022 Re-Imagining Behavioral Health: Race, Equity and Social Justice This amazing conference explores the intersectionality of substance use disorders, mental health, and social justice. The 2-half day virtual conference is […]
Published: 09/28/2022
We are very honored to be accepted for a poster presentation at the 15th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health:  (Re)Building Better Systems: Being Proactive, Nimble, and Responsive. Our poster is titled:  "Supporting implementation outcomes through online learning communities: Lessons learned from the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center" and our content […]
Published: 09/15/2022
Oregon Classroom WISE: Mental Health Literacy for All Oregonians The Northwest MHTTC School Mental Health Team is excited to share that Oregon Classroom WISE (Oregon CW), developed by the Oregon Department of Education in collaboration with Northwest MHTTC, the National MHTTC Network and the National Center for School Mental Health, officially launched on June 30, […]
Published: 08/12/2022
We were selected via abstract submission for their Fall 2022 edition, and the publication will be focused on Leadership Development in Public Health. Our article is titled, "Training and Supporting Healthcare Leadership during the COVID Pandemic," and is authored by Christina Clayton, LICSW, SUDP, Kira Mauseth, Ph.D., Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH and Jonathan Olson, Ph.D. […]
Published: 08/09/2022
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