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Maryland Department of Health News

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Nursing (SON) will host a lecture titled, “The Impact of Social Determinants of the Health and Well-Being of Baltimore’s Communities: A Plan for Action.” Baltimore City Health Department Commissioner Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM will outline the department’s innovative blueprint for combating health inequities and improving the well-being of all residents. For event information, click here.

The National Association of County & City Health Officials will host the first of three webinars. The first webinar is titled, “Culturally Responsive Health Care for LGBTQ Communities.” Culturally responsive health care is defined as patient-centered care that considers social and cultural factors. This webinar aims to help health care providers incorporate cultural responsiveness when working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) communities. This first webinar focuses on the needs, health risks, and health disparities specific to LGBTQ individuals. To register for the webinar, click here.

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Academy of Medicine will host a public meeting for its ongoing Culture of Health program. This program is a multiyear collaborative effort to identify strategies to build and sustain conditions that support equitable good health for all residents of the United States. The webinar will highlight recent social movements that have resulted in positive change. Insights from communities that work to build health equity at the local level will also be shared. For information about this webinar, click here.

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NCAD 2017 Presentations

Dr. DiClemente presented at the 2017 National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD), held this year in Baltimore, MD. Co-presenting project partners included: W. Henry Gregory, Ph.D. of the Rafiki Consortium, Aruna Chandran, M.D., M.PH. of Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Michael Vigorito, LMFT, CGP of Integrative Counseling Services.

The presentation entitled “Integrative Screening Across Multiple Settings: A Strategy for Identifying & Addressing the Complex Needs of our Clientstook place on Sunday, August 20th where presenters discussed screening for substance use, mental health symptoms, sexual health, physical health, and infectious disease risk/testing in a variety of settings, and focused on tools, benefits, and challenges of screening.

To read a release from Behavioral Healthcare Executive, please visit this page.

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NEW ONLINE TRAINING
The No Wrong Door
Integrative Screener 

Goal:  The overarching objective of this training is to equip healthcare staff who work with clients in HIV/primary care, mental health, and substance abuse settings to understand and incorporate integrative screening practices within their settings. This training teaches participants core concepts and skills of integrated care along with strategies to implement. Participants will learn how to screen for a variety of health risks using a tool known as the, “No Wrong Door Integrative Screener”.

Who is the Training Audience:  Any clinical, social services, or other healthcare staff who currently work in a setting that assists clients with mental health, substance use, and HIV/ST health risks.

Training Length:  Approximately two (2) hours. This training course is self-paced, allowing course participants to complete the training all at once or in multiple sittings.

If you are interested in taking the No Wrong Door Integrative Screener Online Training,
please send us an email at
communitycollaboration@umbc.edu.
Details for registration and enrolling in the online training will be sent to you.


Brief Description

This online training course is designed to provide:
-A rationale for integrated care, the utility of comprehensive screening practices, and an overview of the “no wrong door” approach.
-Overview of the NWD Integrative Screener and means to administer.
-Instructions for use of the NWD Integrative Screener in paper-and-pencil format and guided use of theNWD Integrative Screener in its electronic version using a computer or tablet.
-How to proceed after screening, including recommendations for conducting brief interventions and referrals.
-Examples to demonstrate the overall screening process, from start-to-finish, using the NWD Integrative Screener; including case examples paired with a sample screen.

When a participant completes the online course they will receive an electronic certificate of completion to download and print for their records.

Once the participant has completed the online course they will be emailed materials to allow them to begin using the No Wrong Door Integrative Screener.

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NWD Integrative Screener
version 3.0 is here!

If you have been trained to use the NWD Integrative Screener, a new version (3.0) is now available! This version (3.0) was completed in March 2016 and contains critical updates and helpful materials.

Please contact our office at communitycollaboration@umbc.edu or
410-455-5840 and provide your information and request for materials. Once your information is received and receipt of training is verified, materials will be emailed to you.

NEW! To view and download our updated NWD Integrative Screener v3.0 user guides, please visit this page.

For questions or requests for technical assistance, please fill out our Information Request Form.

If you need additional technical assistance, please contact us.

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LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care &
The University of Maryland School of Medicine are proud to present

Transgender Care Across the Lifespan:
A Day Long CME Symposium

Saturday, June 3, 2017 8:00am – 4:30pm
Chase Brexton Health Care, Charles Room

1111 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201This CME activity will address issues of stigma; the local landscape of the transgender population in Baltimore and Maryland; and the best practices for medical care regarding adolescent care, sexual health, STI/HIV prevention, cardiovascular health, cancer screening, substance abuse, and aging.

Register Here

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Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
for HIV Prevention

PrEP is a a way to help prevent HIV for people who are at substantial risk for infection. When taken every day, PrEP is a powerful tool to prevent HIV and can be combined with other methods of protection. To learn more about PrEP, the research supporting its effectiveness, and guidelines for health care providers to recommend PrEP to their patients, please view these CDC guidelines here.

For more information about PrEP in Maryland, please visit http://prepmaryland.org/