Updates and Innovation: Providing Opioid Use Disorder Care during COVID-19
(April 29, 2020)
The Illinois Public Health Institute and Chicago Department of Public Health hosted a webinar. The webinar reviewed updated regulations specific to opioid use disorder treatment in office-based settings during the national emergency. Presenters from UI Health and Cook County Health described ways that their systems have adapted to ensure increased access during COVID-19.
Intended audiences include clinicians providing office-based opioid treatment who work in federally qualified health centers, primary care settings, and other integrated treatment programs.
- Dr. Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH; American Institutes for Research
- Dr. Nicole Gastala, MD, MPH; Mile Square Health Center, Miles Square Health Center
- Dr. Juleigh Nowinski-Konchak, MD, MPH; Cook County Health
Video recording: https://youtu.be/LIYkbQPBGhA
Resources for providers: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qJKFcubbaUhew-5YK-EFqbys4mQf5DQnUoqQccRU0e0/edit?usp=sharing
Personal Protective Equipment Excerpt of: Basics on COVID-19 Prevention, Screening, and Infection Control in Homeless Shelters for Shelter Operators and Staff
(April 21, 2020)
The Illinois Department of Human Services in partnership with the Illinois Public Health Institute and healthcare and social service experts hosted a webinar for Illinois homeless shelter staff that provided an overview of basic prevention, screening, and infection control recommendations for the operation of homeless shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The full webinar covered the following topics:
- examples of coordinated approaches between healthcare, social services, non-profit agencies, health departments, and local government agencies aimed at addressing the needs of the homeless population;
- screening, testing, monitoring, isolation, and quarantine protocols; • infection control practices; and
- proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
You can access a video excerpt that covers proper use of PPE here: https://youtu.be/E7gPqqqgeqM
You can view a recording of the full webinar at:
For handouts related to PPE please click the links below:
2019 CHNA Webinar – Moving the Needle Forward: Collaborating on a County-wide Community Health Needs Assessment
(September 6, 2019)
This webinar presents an overview of the findings from the county-wide, collaborative Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), the priority community health issues that will be addressed by 30+ hospitals, and the implementation strategies based on findings.
More information: 2019 CHNA Webinar Details
Models for Training and Integrating the Peer Workforce in Chicago and Suburban Cook County
(August 16, 2018)
Peer support refers to practical, social, emotional, ongoing support from a person who shares similar experiences with a disease, health problem or condition (Peers for Progress). The peer workforce can include Certified Recovery Support Specialists (CRSSs), recovery coaches, Peer Support Specialists, and Community Health Workers (CHWs) among others. The core competency of the peer workforce is the lived experience that is shared with the clients and communities they serve. During this webinar, models for training, supporting, and integrating the peer workforce into various behavioral health roles will be discussed.
Video Recording: https://vimeo.com/285870902
Cardiff Pilot Information Exchange and Planning
(August 8, 2018)
The Cardiff Model was developed in the UK to collect data through collaboration with law enforcement, hospitals, emergency services, and communities to predict and prevent violence. This model is now being implemented in the United States. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Cardiff Model pilot programs in Atlanta Georgia and Milwaukee Wisconsin will present on their progress towards implementing the model. The webinar concludes with discussion of how this model could be implemented by Alliance for Health Equity partners in Chicago and Suburban Cook County.
Video Recording: https://vimeo.com/284226883
Food and Healthcare Strategy Webinar
(February 9, 2018)
This webinar provides a snapshot of current healthcare and food access/food security initiatives in Chicago and Suburban Cook County and includes a discussion of key collaboration opportunities for Alliance for Health Equity partners.
Video Recording: https://vimeo.com/255620922
PDF of Slides: Food and Healthcare Strategy Webinar Slides