Blog Entries - January 2016

IC&RC: New prevention study guide

Posted on: January 20, 2016 9:00 am

The International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) has announced the availability of a new -- and free -- Prevention Study Guide for candidates preparing for their IC&RC Prevention Specialist exam. The Rhode Island Prevention

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GCOAT releases acute pain prescribing guidelines

Posted on: January 19, 2016 4:00 pm

As part of an ongoing series of guidelines addressing the prescribing of opioid medications, the Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team has released prescribing guidelines for outpatient management of patients with acute pain.  The guidelines encourage

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ADAPAO hosting membership meeting at OPEC

Posted on: January 19, 2016 1:00 pm

Members and other participants are invited to the ADAPAO Membership Meeting at the Ohio Promoting Wellness & Recovery Conference (OPEC) on the evening of Monday, June 27. The specific time and content for the meeting will be announced closer to the

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CDC releases draft chronic pain opioid guidelines

Posted on: January 15, 2016 4:00 pm

The focus on the role of opioid prescribing in the nation's prescription drug and heroin crisis continues with the release of draft guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

The CDC web page features the guidelines and additional information.

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Ohio legislators form marijuana task force

Posted on: January 15, 2016 9:00 am

With the overwhelming failure of Issue 3, the proposed amendment to Ohio's Constitution, in November, 2015, the conversation around marijuana legalization has moved back to the concept of legalizing marijuana as "medicine." As a result, Ohio legislators have

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Rx disposal funds available

Posted on: January 8, 2016 2:00 pm

From Cardinal Health: Cardinal Health and the Generation Rx program are now accepting applications for the Generation Rx Medication Disposal Grant Program. Since 2009, the Cardinal Health Foundation has invested over $4.7 million in partnerships and grants

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Collins joins Clark, Greene, Madison MHR Board

Posted on: January 7, 2016 8:00 am

Dr. Tammy Collins has joined the staff of the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Clark, Greene & Madison Counties. Collins is the new Director of Prevention & Community Engagement and will be working with providers, coalitions and the

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SAMHSA seeking NREPP feedback

Posted on: January 6, 2016 4:00 pm

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality is seeking feedback on the launch of a new endeavor at the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). In

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