For CHC Providers

Prevention Collaboration in Action

Effective prevention requires the involvement of multiple players, working together to address complex problems. This toolkit showcases some of the exciting ways SAMHSA's prevention grantees are collaborating across communities and behavioral health fields to prevent substance use and misuse and promote overall health and wellness in their communities.

Read the stories and discover the factors that contributed to collaboration success. Then explore the toolkit’s 30+ tools and worksheets, designed to help you initiate, strengthen, and maintain collaborative relationships in your own community.

This guideline provides recommendations for primary care clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.
This link will take you to a comprehensive listing of resources for treatment of mental illness, treatment for substance use disorder, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Veteran’s Crisis Line, and the SAMHSA National Helpline. This website can help you find the patient a treatment program closest to their home by zip code and needed specialty.

Learn about the many topics that highlight SAMHSA’s efforts to prevent and reduce the impact of mental illness and substance use in America’s communities.
Opioid analgesics rank high among drugs most frequently associated with adverse drug events. They require judicious prescribing, safe administration, and vigilant monitoring of the patient. The link will take you to HRSA sponsored resources to familiarize you with those at risk inherent in the medical management of pain.  All resources are provided for free by ECRI Institute on behalf of HRSA.  If you do not currently have access and would like to set up an account, just email them or call (610) 825-6000. 

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in specialty behavioral health or primary care provider settings.
HELP4WV offers a 24/7 call, chat, and text line that provides immediate help for any West Virginian struggling with an addiction or mental health issue.

Many of those answering our accredited helpline are peer-support specialists or recovery coaches. This means that they have personal experience in recovery from a mental health or substance abuse issue. This initiative, funded by the Department of Health and Human Resources, is designed to streamline the process of seeking help for behavioral health issues.

The helpline staff offers confidential support and resource referrals, including self-help groups, out- patient counseling, medication-assisted treatment, psychiatric care, emergency care, and residential treatment.

The helpline provides assistance for those who need help themselves, and guidance for those seeking help for loved ones. It is also an ideal way for social workers, nurses, and others involved in discharge or care planning to access a comprehensive list of state resources.