COE-NF Newsletter – September 2023

This month’s newsletter will define recovery and provide key principles and approaches to supporting the recovery process. This approach will provide a higher quality of care to residents with behavioral health disorders and also help nursing facilities comply with regulatory guidance.

COE-NF Newsletter – July 2023

In this month’s newsletter, we will define trauma and learn how a trauma-informed model can address the unique needs of residents with a history of trauma and triggers. This approach will provide higher quality care to residents and be compliant with nursing facility regulatory guidance regarding trauma-informed care.

COE-NF Newsletter – June 2023

This month’s newsletter focuses on establishing and monitoring a Naloxone program for your nursing facility. Become informed about regulatory guidance and share new COE-NF resources that will assist your facility in implementing an effective Naloxone program.

COE-NF Newsletter – May 2023

Over the past 20 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recognized May as Mental Health Awareness Month. The Mental Health Awareness Month toolkit provides resources to promote conversations, best practices, and materials to support individuals living with a mental illness.

COE-NF Newsletter – April 2023

The month of April which is Alcohol Awareness Month is coming to a close. This month of awareness began in 1987 as a public health program, organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD).

COE-NF 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,...

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 disorders, 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.