Continuing Education Opportunities

Continuing Education Opportunities

The Colorado Plateau shares resources for educational opportunities on a variety of topics. These events and education offerings are provided locally, or through national organizations. Please view the supporting links and documents for additional information. Much of the work we do is designed for the audience of an individual health care organization, and is not posted publicly.

CHER receives grant to create culturally-centered graduate certificate for health professionals in underserved communities.

Northern Arizona University’s Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) recently received an almost $1.4 million grant to create a graduate certificate training program for practicing clinicians and doctoral students in health professions.

The certificate, called Culturally-Centered Addictions Research Training or C-CART, will address substance use disorders, specifically in underserved American Indian, Hispanic, and rural populations.

Target audience: students from doctoral programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, clinical psychology, counseling/school psychology, and interdisciplinary health from departments throughout the university, as well as practicing professionals from the community.

To learn more: https://nau.edu/cher/cher-receives-grad-cert-grant/

An Online Training Series for Providers (course topics may include:  Opioid Use and Pregnancy, Motivational Interviewing, Collaborative Patient-Provider Relationship in Opioid Clinical Decision Making, A Nurse’s Call to Action for Safer Opioid Prescribing Practices, and Using the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to Promote Patient Safety in Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing

A free 24/7 hotline that assists providers with complex patients with pain and opioid use disorders, answered by medical experts at the Poison and Drug Information Centers in Arizona.

Topics include:

  • Opioid Issues in Youth Pain Management for Orthopedic Injuries
  • Introduction to Safe Prescribing of Opioids for Pain Management
  • Managing Opioid Misuse Disorder in Pregnancy and Neonatal Care
  • Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing While Managing Acute and Chronic Pain

Free Arizona Opioid Prescribing Guidelines printed copies: order at http://www.azdhs.gov/audiences/clinicians/index.php#clinical-guidelines-and-rx-guidelines-order

Courses presented by Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS)

*Web-based calendar of courses offered in a variety of formats

National Institute on Drug Abuse (through the NIH), this website has lots of sources for CME/CE activities:

For more information, visit: https://www.drugabuse.gov/nidamed-medical-health-professionals/health-professions-education/cmece-activities

Online CE on topics such as: Opioids/SUD in Youth, Influenza and Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy, Frequent Mental Distress, Tobacco use in Youth, and many other topics.

If you’re not a registered user on Medscape, you may register for free or login without a password and get unlimited access to all continuing education activities and other Medscape features.

For questions or more info:
For questions or more info:

Anita Cleere, BA
Program Coordinator, Continuing Education
928.522.9866
Email Anita

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