Better mental wellbeing for Nursing Home residents
The necessity to enhance the care of nursing facility residents with mental health and substance use issues is becoming increasingly apparent.
the center of excellence
for behavioral health
in nursing facilities (COE-NF)
Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.
What We Do
We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health conditions, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).
Who we help
We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.
News & Events
COE-NF Newsletter – November 2023
COE-NF Newsletter – October 2023
COE-NF Newsletter – September 2023