The Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities (COE-NF) is excited to announce their 2024 series of the Behavioral Health Action Network. This series of six-monthly virtual one-hour sessions will kick off in May 2024. COE-NF is inviting facilities across the United States to join them for these interactive sessions where participants will:

  • Learn from nationally recognized subject matter experts.
  • Network with their peers in an interactive learning environment.
  • Learn about tools for sustainable implementation of best practices.
  • Connect with COE-NF behavioral health specialists willing to provide ongoing support as facilities implement best practices.
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Topics include: 

  • Understanding behavioral health regulations
  • Mental health basics
  • Screening for behavioral health and substance use
  • Effective communication skills
  • Individualized assessment and resident centered care planning
  • De-escalating aggressive behavior and crisis

The series is designed to meet the needs of leadership and interdisciplinary staff members and facilitate better resident outcomes.

  • Leadership – Facility assessment and staff education.
  • Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants – Screening for behavioral health and substance use disorders, resident assessment, care planning, communication, and de-escalation skills.
  • Support Staff – Understanding of behavioral health and substance use disorders, communication, and de-escalation skills.

COE-NF recommends creating an interdisciplinary team to attend this series. They will include information on which staff to prioritize for each session after you register for the series.

Additional Events:

Managing Substance Use Disorders (SUD) in Nursing Facilities Office Hours

Interested in receiving expert answers to substance use challenges you are facing in your nursing facility? Join subject matter experts, Dr. Jenn Azen and Dr. Swati Gaur, during monthly office hours as they answer questions to your complex cases. No question is too big or small.

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Managing Substance Use Disorders (SUD) in Nursing Facilities

Schizophrenia in Long-Term Care – 5 Part Series

Explore the diagnostic criteria of schizophrenia and steps to make a clinical diagnosis.

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Schizophrenia in Long-Term Care


More Upcoming Virtual Educational Events (ACCME & NAD Credits Offered)


COE-NF Virtual Series