HEALing Communities Study

HEALing Communities Study:

Helping End Addiction Long-term in Broome County

About the Study:

In partnership with Columbia University, the Broome County Mental Health Department is participating in the HEALing (Helping End Addiction Long-term) Communities Study (HCS) to develop and implement evidence-based practices aimed at reducing opioid-related overdose deaths by 40 percent. Broome County’s HCS Work Group (HCSWG) is comprised of relevant sectors of the community including treatment providers, hospital systems, harm reduction, public health, coalitions, and people with lived opioid-use experience. HCS promotes community collaboration and data-driven decision making to change practices, decrease stigma, and increase awareness and accessibility of treatment, harm-reduction, and recovery services to reduce the number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Broome County. The RFPs published on this date are a result of the effort and expertise of the members of the HCSWG.

HEALing Through Collaborative Care; Utilizing Community Perspectives to Inform Treatment of Opioid-Use Disorder: 

A free Continuing Education webinar for Physicians and Pharmacists. Featuring a facilitated panel of individuals with lived experience discussing stigma and experiences with Medications for Opioid-Use Disorder (MOUD) and a presentation from Dr. Kelly Ramsey, Chief of Medical Services at NYS OASAS, discussing best practices, policy changes, and tools to prescribe MOUD confidently. Additionally, a presentation from Dr. Jeffrey Bettinger, Clinical Pharmacist Specialist at Saratoga Hospital Medical Group on safer prescribing patterns in patients with Opioid-Use Disorder including the pharmacology of MOUD and interactions with common pain medication, and pain management strategies for patients utilizing MOUD. 

Click the link below to view the webinar and claim CPE and/or CMEs. 


To learn more about the HEALing Communities Study, visit www.HEALTogetherNY.org/Broome 

Or contact: 
Jillian Beloch, LCSW
Project Manager, HEALing Communities Study