The Montana Primary Care Association

Incorporated in 1987, the Montana Primary Care Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to high-quality, community based, affordable primary health care in Montana.  MPCA is the association of Montana’s community health centers.

MPCA works to support and increase Montanans’ access to excellent, patient-centered health care. The association provides training and technical assistance to health centers and works to improve access to health care for all – especially for underserved and vulnerable populations

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Upcoming 2021 Virtual Trainings Available

The ASAM Moving Beyond the Barriers of Treating Opioid Use Disorder (OB/GYN Focus)

Providers Clinical Support Systems (PCSS) Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) AND American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Fundamentals Of Addiction Medicine (FOAM) Trainings 

Screening For Depression and Suicide Prevention Webinar Series

Medication-Assisted Treatment Chat Dates

 Monthly Provider peer calls to discuss patient cases, implementation issues, and any topic brought to the group as it relates to MAT.

MAT Program Coordinators Peer Calls

Monthly program coordinator peer calls to discuss MAT related issues.

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Montana Medical Association

A comprehensive website for providers, pharmacists, and patients.  Also has learning modules and continuing education opportunities available for healthcare providers.

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Montana Department of Heath and Human Services (MT DPHHS)

A comprehensive website filled with resources and information for all providers, pharmacists, and the general public.  MTDPHHS has a mission of improving and protecting the health, well-being and self-reliance of all Montanans.

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Montana 2020 Standing Order for Naloxone Opioid Antagonists

This standing order authorizes pharmacists who maintain a current active license practicing in a pharmacy
located in Montana to initiate a prescription and dispense naloxone, a opioid antagonist used to reverse an opioid overdose

Naloxone Master Trainer program information

Completion of the Naloxone Master Trainer program authorizes individuals to conduct Naloxone Training for those eligible for liability protections when administering Naloxone to a suspected opiate overdose in Montana under the 2017 Help Save Lives from Overdose Act (HB333).  A 90-minute skills training session is required once the online training is completed.   Access the online training here

After completing the online training, you must then register for a Hands-on Skills Session.  You must complete this online training module prior to the hands-on sessionRegister here for Hands-on Skills Session

 

If you cannot attend these hands-on sessions click below to request a hands-on skills session to be faciitated in your area

Request a Hands-on Skills Session Here

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Indian Health Services 

The Indian Health Service, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of health services to members of federally-recognized tribes grew out of the special government-to-government relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes. This relationship, established in 1787, is based on Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, and has been given form and substance by numerous treaties, laws, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Orders. The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for Indian people, and its goal is to raise their health status to the highest possible level. The IHS provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for approximately 2.6 million American Indians and Alaska Natives who belong to 574 federally recognized tribesin 37 states.

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Recorded Webinars

Training Opportunities For Opioid Use Disorders and Pain Management

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Addiction Technology Transfer Network (Mountain Plains ATTC Navigation)

A plethora of resources (articles, webinars, training materials, workshops, etc.) for professionals working in the addiction and behavioral health fields.  

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Recorded Webinars

Education and Trainings Specific To Addressing Opioid Misuse.

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National Indian American and Alaska Native ATTN

This network draws upon the diverse and unique cultures, ceremonies, customs, and teachings of American Indians and Alaska Natives for strength, wisdom, and guidance. In order to serve in a national capacity, they rely on the commitment of members from across the country to advise on curriculum development, cultural competency, and needs assessment.  This website provides an array of culturally relevant (articles, webinars, training materials, workshops, etc.) for professionals working in the addiction and behavioral health fields.

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Recorded Webinars

Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) Technical Assistance Webinars

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Prevention Technology Transfer Network

A national database of resources (articles, webinars, training materials, workshops, etc.)  for professionals working in the prevention intervention aspects of substance abuse.  

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National Indian American and Alaska Native PTTN

A national database of culturally relevant resources (articles, webinars, training materials, workshops, etc.)  for professionals working in the prevention intervention aspects of substance abuse.  

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Recorded Webinars

Self Care in a Selfless Field

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Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) Program

Tribal Opioids Response (TOR) is a two-year funded program through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant no. 1H79TI083252 awarded to the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council (RMTLC) to address the opioid crisis in Indian Country. The goal is to increase access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment services to reduce the unmet treatment need and opioid overdose-related deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.

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Other Resources: 

Montana's state law regarding mandatory registry and maximum 7 day opioid prescriptions for naive patients.

ASAM Opioid Addiction Treatment GUIDELINES Apps and Pocket Guides

The Evolution of the Opioid Crisis