These case studies are useful in showcasing opportunities to strengthen an organization's commitment to equity, implementing harm reduction practices, & collaborating with other support services. In identifying opportunities within existing work, a center can deepen the understanding and skills of staff members around harm reduction practices. These case studies were created as part of the Clinician Cafe on harm reduction.
As part of the 2023 Clinician Cafe, the CTC-SRH speaks with Dr. Mishka Terplan about harm reduction, its role in sexual and reproductive healthcare, and guidance for clinicians on substance use, misuse, and harm reduction counseling.
People who use substances have high unmet needs for accessing sexual and reproductive health care. Healthcare settings are implementing a variety of strategies to meet the needs of people who use drugs, including screening and brief intervention, de-stigmatizing substance use disorder and addressing a range of behaviors from a harm reduction perspective. This activity aims to assist clinical services providers with understanding the problems people who use drugs face in accessing sexual and reproductive health care and to explain harm reduction and implementation in health care settings.
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1.0 continuing education credits (CNE) are available for this activity. To obtain continuing education credits, participants must register and successfully pass a quiz for this activity. For further information and/or to register, visit www.HealthEKnowledge.org.
The NCTCFP sits down with Sharon Hesseltine, the president and CEO of Intentional Beginnings Consulting and Training, a small nonprofit with the mission of strengthening organizations and individuals serving those who experience substance use disorders and trauma. In addition to her professional work, Sharon is in long-term recovery from SUD, and provides her perspective as a patient.
The NCTCFP speaks with Dr. Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, from the Friends Research Institute, about substance use disorder, medications for opioid use disorder, and the importance of family planning clinicians incorporating SUD screening and referrals in their services.
In this episode, Ann Finn will review coding for SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) for substance use, including E/M CPT codes paired with ICD-10 diagnosis codes for alcohol and drug use. This podcast series assists family planning providers with appropriate and timely reimbursement.
Founded as the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (NCTCFP) in 2006, we changed our name to the Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health (CTC-SRH) in 2023. We have been funded by the Office of Population Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services since inception and remain the primary source of clinical training for those providing sexual and reproductive health care in federally-funded settings.
Having served the Title X network for nearly two decades, our team of clinical experts recognized that the term “family planning” falls short of describing the client-centered and inclusive sexual and reproductive health services we offer, especially in an increasingly urgent and rapidly shifting healthcare landscape.
The newly-renamed Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health (CTC-SRH) continues to provide evidence-based clinical training and resources to healthcare providers in Title X settings through increased healthcare quality, equity, and access.