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July is recognized as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s a time when organizations across the United States come together to bring awareness to the unique challenges that Black,…

This month’s issue highlights post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn how your facility can support residents with PTSD….

This month’s issue celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month. Check out SAMHSA’s Mental Health Awareness Month Toolkit….

Welcome to the Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities podcast. This is the first episode which features a “Lived Experience.” This is a compelling series of the…

This month’s newsletter focuses on Alcohol Awareness. Learn about the impact that alcohol and AUD have on individuals’ health and society as a whole….

This month’s newsletter explores managing residents with bipolar disorder and regulatory requirement considerations for residents with serious mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder.

In this issue, we highlight our new Behavioral Health Needs Assessment…

As the number of older adults with chronic medical illnesses and substance use disorders and especially opioid use disorder (OUD) increases, so does the need for post–acute care services in…

The Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities was featured on the Alliant Health Solutions Making Healthcare Better Podcast. As the number of older adults with chronic medical…

In this month’s issue, we highlight our behavioral health efforts in grant year 1…

In this month’s issue, we provide an in-depth look at the Holiday Blues in nursing facilities…

This infographic demonstrates the behavioral health efforts of the COE-NF in grant year 1….

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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.