Welcome to Telehealth Tuesdays

Telehealth Tuesdays is a series of media events on using telehealth technologies to deliver substance use disorder treatment and recovery services. Visit this page on the second Tuesday of each month to gain access to the collection of new resources such as podcasts, videos, mock counseling sessions and webinars. See you next Telehealth Tuesday! 


Telehealth Tuesday #30 – June 14, 2016

iBook Interprofessional Training on Opioid Misuse and Addiction Webinar  

Presenter: Erin Winstanley, PhD

Duration: 60 minutes

This webinar will provided an introduction to the newly developed iBook, “Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Outcomes for Persons with Opioid Dependence”. The iBook was created to introduce health care professionals to effective prevention and treatment interventions associated with opioid use disorders. This 56 page iBook is versatile and includes curriculum that can be delivered in either an in-person or online format utilizing images, videos and embedded PDFs. Funded by the Durr Foundation, Dr. Erin Winstanley, Fienberg, and Clark from the University of Cincinnati utilized an advisory board and an iterative process to test the content, receive participant feedback, which in turn was used to modify and refine the content over a period of one year.

Telehealth Tuesday #28 – April 12, 2016

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Telehealth Tuesday #27 – March 8, 2016

BSAFER: A Tablet Computer Intervention for Women with Interpersonal Violence & Drug Use in the ER 

Watch Dr. Choo highlight and demonstrate the BSAFER tool, a web-based program for women reporting intimate partner violence (IPV) and drug use in emergency departments (ED).  The data on its acceptability and feasibility for this target population was discussed during the presentation. 

Presenter: Esther Choo, MD, MPH, Assitance Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital 

Telehealth Tuesday #26 – February 9, 2016

Increasing the Capacity to Address Behavioral Health through Technology

Increasing the Capacity to Address Behavioral Health through Technology from CASATunr on Vimeo.

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This presentation focused on what SAMHSA is doing in the area of Health Information Technology, including mobile health and app development. Several mobile apps were highlighted and showed how mental health and substance abuse treatment advances are currently impacting the field and what community providers can do now to help. The provision of crisis support online and examples of partnering with organizations such as Facebook was covered. 

Presenter: James Wright, LPC, Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA, Center for Mental Health Services Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress and Special Programs Suicide Prevention Branch


Telehealth Tuesday #25 - January 12, 2016

Using the Crisis Text Line Data to Empower the Crisis Space | Video Presentation

Previously recorded from NFAR's 2015 Technology Summit, Bob Filbin describes how the Crisis Text Line uses mobile technology and data to help those in crisis. The Crisis Text Line is one of the first non-profits built from the ground up around data where the first two hires were a Chief Technology Officer and Chief Data Scientist! With over 7.6 million messages exchanged since August 2013, and 20,000 new messages per day, Crisis Text Line now has the largest set of real-time data on crisis in the country.

Presenter: Bob Filbin, MA Chief Data Scientist, Crisis Text Line

Telehealth Tuesday #24 - December 8, 2015 

Using Technology to Enhance Service Delivery and Supervision in Criminal Justice Settings - Part II

The first part of this series, conducted November 10, 2015, focused on emerging opportunities for using technology for the treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) and the maintenance of recovery, and compliance monitoring, particularly in the jail based and drug court population. Part II of this series will describe specific court-based initiatives in more detail and provide an opportunity for listeners to engage with professionals who have hands-on experience implementing teleservices initiatives with their drug court participants. Engage with professionals from Colorado’s Seventh Judicial Court District and ask questions regarding the use of telehealth in court settings.

Mike Chaple, PhD., Executive Director, NDRI-USA and Director, Northeast & Caribbean ATTC
Annie Schachar, JD., Associate Director, Drug Court Programs, Center for Court Innovation

Telehealth Tuesday #23 - November 10, 2015 

Using Technology to Enhance Service Delivery and Supervision in Criminal Justice Settings - Part I

Using Technology to Enhance Service Delivery and Supervision in Criminal Justice Settings - Part I from CASATunr on Vimeo.

This first webinar of a two-part series explored uses for technology in a criminal justice setting, from the delivery of treatment to the monitoring of offenders in a drug court program. The presenters address emerging opportunities for using technology for the treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) and the maintenance of recovery, and compliance monitoring, particularly in the jail based and drug court population. 

Mike Chaple, PhD., Executive Director, NDRI-USA and Director, Northeast & Caribbean ATTC
Annie Schachar, JD., Associate Director, Drug Court Programs, Center for Court Innovation

Telehealth Tuesday #22 - October 13, 2015 

mchat: Integrating Health Coaching and Technology with Vulernable Clients

mchat: Integrating Health Coaching and Technology with Vulernable Clients from CASATunr on Vimeo.

Listen to Dr. Scott Walters and Dr. Emily Spence-Almaguer describe the development and early results from m.chat, a health coaching program for Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) residents. Early data suggests that m.chat reduces depression, substance use, and criminal justice admissions in this high-risk population.

The m.chat project draws from research on health navigation systems that utilize motivational interviewing and wellness incentives to targethealth conditions faced by this high-risk population, many of whom are dually diagnosed.

Presenters from the University of North Texas Health Science Center:
Scott Walters, PhD - Professor of Behavioral and Community Healt
Emily Spence-Almaguer, MSW, PhD - Outreach Core Director

UNITE To Face Addiction and stand up for recovery. On October 4, 2015 a transformative event took take place in Washington, DC that will ignited and built a movement to address one of the most pressing health issues of our time.

The ATTC Network, an organizing partner for UNITE to Face Addiction, is excited to host this rally preview. We invite you to join us and hear why it's time to UNITE to Face Addiction!


Telehealth Tuesday #21 - September 8, 2015


Telehealth Tuesday #20 - August 11, 2015

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Telehealth Tuesday #19 - July 14, 2015  

Acceptability &Preliminary Outcomes of a Technology-Enhanced Continuing Care

Heartview Foundation, an addiction treatment program in Bismarck, North Dakota, began integrating technology into their services in 2010. Network Assisted Recovery (NAR) is a closed online SNS that was developed to improve retention and engagement in continuing care.  In this webinar, the presenters will qualitatively describe the key elements in developing and implementing NAR, as well as summarize quantitative data from the program evaluation. The preliminary results suggest that participants are satisfied with NAR, that NAR supports patients’ recovery and NAR use is potentially associated with reductions in alcohol and illegal drug use at the six-month follow-up. 

Presenters: Erin Winstanley, Ph.D.,The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio & Beth Stroup-Menge, M.S., Heartview Foundation, Bismarck, North Dakota

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To learn more about Heartview's program please watch the video below.


Telehealth Tuesday #18 - June 9, 2015

Funding Opportunity to Support Telehealth Applications in Rural Communities

The RHC program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program with more than $400 million annually available to provide reduced rates for telecommunications service and broadband access used for the provision of health care services. Health care providers in the RHC Program have adopted a variety of telehealth applications, including the provision of telemedicine, the exchange of electronic health records (EHRs), the development of health information exchanges (HIEs), and remote training of medical personnel via videoconference. Broadband-enabled telemedicine services also increase cost-savings for health care providers while expanding access to care in medically underserved areas.

Presenter: Paloma Costa, Manager  of Customer Service and Outreach, Rural Health Care, Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)

**Due to technical difficulties experienced during the live webinar, there is no recording for this webinar event. Please view the presentation materials for information on the topic. **

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Telehealth Tuesday #17 - May 12, 2015 

Consumer-engaged Recovery-based Model of Care utilizing Electronic Health Record

Consumer-engaged Recovery-based Model of Care utilizing Electronic Health Records from CASATunr on Vimeo.

The Mental Health Center of Denver will showcase four valid instruments that have been used to measure outcomes showing that recovery from serious mental illness is possible. These mental health measures provide behavioral healthcare agencies a comprehensive picture and standardized method for examining effectiveness of services and outcomes. Currently, MHCD and Netsmart are partnering to share best practices for recovery-based mental health care. This partnership integrates assessments and analytic data to display unique recovery data into Netsmart’s CareRecords™ EHR and provide real-time client progress data to clinicians.

Presenters: Roy Starks, VP Reaching Recovery and Rehabilitation & Shawna McGuckin, Reaching Recovery Representative


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Telehealth Tuesday #16 - April 14, 2015

"Counselor in my Pocket" Using Mobile Technology to Reduce Marijuana Use by Extending Brief Motivational Counseling into Real-Life Contexts

Counselor in My Pocket from CASATunr on Vimeo.

Presented during NFAR's 2014 Addiction Technology Summit, Dr. Shrier describes the development of MOMENT, an intervention to reduce marijuana use among adolescents and young adults in primary care. The MOMENT intervention combines brief in-person motivational enhancement therapy in the medical home with real-time self-assessment and responsive messaging in the natural environment. Rationale, advantages, challenges, and preliminary findings will be discussed.

Presenter: Lydia A Shrier, MD, MPH - Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston's Children Hospital, Dept. Pediatrics, Harvard 

Telehealth Tuesday #15 - March 10, 2015

HIPAA-HITECH Compliance & the Behavioral Health Field - Part II Discussion

HIPAA Compliant Technology: Open "mic" with Jay Ostrowski, Part II from CASATunr on Vimeo.

Navigating, understanding, and choosing HIPAA Compliant Technology can be overwhelming. In part II of this series, NFAR Project Manager, Terra Hamblin, moderates a discussion regarding HIPAA and HITECH compliance, how to chose HIPAA compliant technology, and its risks associated with technology use.

Speakers: Jay Ostrowski, MA, LPC-S, NCC, DCC, ACS and Michael Jones, Ed.S., LPC-S, NCC, DCC

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Telehealth Tuesday #14 - February 10, 2015

HIPAA Compliance and the Behavioral Health Field, Part I  

HIPAA Compliance and the Behavioral Health Field 2.10.15 from CASATunr on Vimeo.

Click the video below to listen to an overview of HIPAA and HITECH compliance, the importance of being aware of protecting patient privacy when using technology, and a review of the telemental health technology comparison website created to assist mental health providers quickly identify technology for their online therapy practice or network.

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Telehealth Tuesday #13 - January 13, 2015

Overview of Technology-based Interventions (TBIs) for Substance Use Disorders 

Telehealth Tuesdays - Lisa Marsch from CASATunr on Vimeo.

Description: A video featuring Dr. Lisa Marsch, Director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health and faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth College. In this downloadable video, Dr. Marsch discusses the benefits of utilizing telehealth technologies to deliver behavioral health services, including using the Therapeutic Education System (TES). Key benefits of using TES will be presented, including how it can provide patients/clients and clinicians the tools needed to facilitate integration of behavioral and physical healthcare in ways that transcend the boundaries of the clinic to offer a mechanism for achieving improved health and social well-being.

Telehealth Tuesday #12 - December 9, 2014

Addressing Health Disparities: Promoting the use of Telehealth Technology in the Hispanic/Latino Population 

12.9.14 Telehealth Tech in Hispanic Latino Populations 4 0 from CASATunr on Vimeo.

Presenter: Nora Luna, M.Ed. , Director of Diversity and Education, Nathan Adelson Hospice

Description: Although behavioral health is considered an essential healthcare benefit, for Latinos, access to substance use disorder treatment and recovery services is hindered due to workforce shortages, transportation issues, lack of bilingual and culturally-competent professions, and other factors. Using telehealth technologies to deliver substance use disorders treatment and recovery services is one approach to increase access among the underserved. This webinar will review current literature regarding technology and Latinos, including statistics on technology usage. In addition, the presenter will provide an overview of four research studies focused on Latinos and telehealth. 


Telehealth Tuesday #11 - November 13, 2014

Using TeleHealth Technologies in Indian Country

Using TeleHealth Technologies in Indian Country from CASATunr on Vimeo.

Dr. Chris Fore, Director of the Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence at Indian Health Services, discusses cultural considerations and acceptance of technology in frontier/rural Native communities. In addition, Dr. Fore will review varios telehealth technology models, with a special focus on issues specific to working with Native populations.

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