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COE Newsletter – February 2023

Last month, we asked if you wanted to learn more about serious mental illness (SMI) and the response was yes. This month’s newsletter focuses on schizophrenia, one of the Serious Mental Illness (SMI) diagnoses. Continue reading to learn about diagnosis, treatment, and practical strategies for meeting residents’ needs.

COE Newsletter – January 2023

Nursing facilities continue to prepare their staff for the new survey process guidance effective October 2022. CMS has issued updated guidance for nursing home resident health and safety that includes a summary of significant changes. Phase 3 requirements such as Behavioral Health Services, Compliance and Ethics, and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) as well as the clarifications […]

COE Newsletter – December 2022

Beginning Spring 2023, the Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities (COE-NF) will provide training and resources to skilled nursing facility staff who care for residents with a variety of behavioral health conditions. 

Press Release

In September 2022, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded Alliant Health Solutions a three-year grant to establish a national center of excellence for building capacity in nursing facilities to care for residents with behavioral health conditions. 

How can we help

For any questions on our services, or to find out more about how we can help, please provide some basic information on your facility by clicking on the link below.

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 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 disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD), Co-Occurring Disorders (COD) and Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED).

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.