SUMHI Past News and Events

Past news and events that are related to the Substance Use and Mental Health Initiative (SUMHI).

Read about our upcoming and recent news and events

Recovery Coach / CRSW Training Series

Registration now open, virtual, free, space is limited.

Additional information about each session is available on the promotional flyer (PDF).

National Wellness Institute: Substance Use Disorder: Managing an Epidemic During a Pandemic

Wednesday, April 28 | 12 pm to 1 pm CT. Register here 

Nursing Grand Rounds: John Broderick, Jr. and Kim LaMontagne

April 9, 2021

Changing the Culture Surrounding Mental Illness - It's Way Past Time. Watch the Video

TRUST: Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorder: Maximizing Evidence-Based Practices

April 8th from 9:00 to 10:30 am

A 1.5-hour training with Dr. Richard Rawson

For more information, refer to the NHADACA event website.

SUMHI action update

Monday, March 29th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm

The SUMHI action update will include a discussion of lessons learned by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health during COVID-19 in multiple behavioral health areas.

Addiction and COVID-19: A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Nora Volkow

Tuesday, March 23rd from 2:00 to 3:30pm

Register for the event.

Tobacco Treatment Learning Series: Smoke & Mirrors: Nicotine Dependence & Treatment in 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Read more information and register.

Susan Tanski, MD, MPH
Associate Director, C. Everett Koop Institute and
Section Chief, General Pediatrics

Overall learning outcome

At the conclusion of this learning activity, at least 75% of participants will be able to provide an overview of tobacco use including product types, associated adverse health effects, potential benefits of tobacco treatment, and treatment resources.

Learning objectives for this session

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe tobacco products and their associated adverse health effects,
  2. Articulate the potential benefits of tobacco treatment with patients and/or colleagues,
  3. Identify tobacco treatment resources for patients.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity carries 1.0 contact hour.

Contact for more information.

Annual New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit

December 7 to 8, 2020

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Increasing Understanding of Substance and Opioid Use Disorders

Foundation for Healthy Communities Fall Training Series

Substance use/opioid use (S/OUD) is commonly misunderstood despite its wide impact upon New Hampshire’s communities. With increased knowledge and understanding of S/OUD both providers and patients can benefit.

  • 10/23/2020, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Unpacking Addiction: Understanding Scientific Models of Substance Use
  • 10/30/2020, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Treatment Without Stigma: Changing the Language of Substance Use Treatment
  • 11/6/2020, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, Understanding the Various Pathways to Recovery
  • 11/13/2020, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Brief Assessment and Substance Use Screening Tools and Strategies

Read more information.

PCSS Clinical Roundtables - Webinars

The Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) is conducting a series of special Clinical Roundtables to support interactions among addiction experts and health professionals through informal “roundtable” conversations. More information is available at the PCSS calendar of events.

Below are some upcoming webinars (all listed times are EDT):

Creating Connections: A Granite State Integrated Care Virtual Symposium

September 21, 23, and 25th, 2020, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Behavioral Health education offered by the three NH Managed Care Organizations. Free. Many sessions with CEs.
Read more information.

SUMHI action update and discussion of D-HH initiatives to optimize care of patients with mental health and substance use disorder challenges

September 14, 2020, 5:00 to 6:30 pm (WebEx)

Session slides (PDF)

Update and discussion of D-HH initiatives to optimize care of patients with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder challenges

March 30, 2020, 5:00 to 6:30 pm (WebEx)
Session slides (PDF)
Session Video Recording

Program and video segment guide

Recording minute D-H SUMHI Update, March 30, 2020 topics Speakers
0:00 Welcome and introductions Will Torrey MD; Sally Kraft MD, MPH
7:18 NH Regional Context of D-H Initiatives Seddon Savage MD, MS
15:11 D-H Behavioral Health Integration, Collaborative Care Model Matthew Duncan, MD
27:15 D-H Opioid Addiction Treatment Collaborative Charles Brackett, MD, MPH
34:55 D-H and the New Hampshire Doorway Program Luke Archibald, MD
43:21 D-H Center for Addiction Recovery in Pregnancy & Parenting Julia Frew MD; Daisy Goodman CMN, DNP, MPH
53:15 D-H Project ECHO Programming Sally Kraft, MD, MPH
1:03:56 Drug Injection Surveillance & Care Enhancement for Rural Northern New England (DISCERNNE) Study David DeGijsel MD, MSc, MPH; Aurora Drew PhD
1:12:22 Discussion All

Motivational Interviewing Basics

February 24, 2020, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Presented by Ginger Ross, CRSW
Alice Peck Day Hospital, Dwinell Conference Room, Lebanon, NH
For more information, read the Motivating Interviewing Basics flyer (PDF).

Old Vices, New Devices: Vaping in 2020

February 13, 2020

Webinar presented by Susanne Tanski, MD, MPH
Part of the Northeast NIDA Node Science Series
For more information, visit the CTN-NE Webinar page.

Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits

December 13, 2019, 8:30 to 11:00 am

Registration begins at 8:30 am; program begins at 9:00 am
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
For more information, read the Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits flyer (PDF).

Working with the Firearms Community to Prevent Suicide

December 11, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

This webinar will describe the intersection of firearm safety and suicide prevention and how public health and firearm advocates have worked together on this issue. We will focus on experiences in New Hampshire where the Gun Shop Project was originally developed and how it has been implemented in a growing number of places around the county.
For more information, visit the New England Public Health Training Center website.

Health and Human Services Guide for Clinicians

Read the Health and Human Services guide for Clinicians on the appropriate dosage deduction or discontinuation of long-term opioid analgesics (PDF).

MAT Courses

Monday, November 18, 2019

Bretton Woods, NH
View event information

New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit

Monday, December 16 to Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Doubletree Manchester Downtown Hotel, Manchester, NH
For more information, view the event page.

CMC's 5th Annual Summit on Treatment of Opioid-Dependent Patients

Friday, November 15, 2019
7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Courtyard Marriott Nashua/Merrimack
For more information, view the event page.

MAT Courses

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Concord, NH
View event information

New England Alliance for Health Conference on Rural Mental Health NH/VT: We CAN Do Better!

Monday, September 30, 2019, 9:15 to 10:30 am
DHMC, Lebanon, NH

Presentation videos

C. Everett Koop Tobacco Treatment Conference

Friday, September 27, 2019, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

DHMC, Auditoria E & F
For more information, view the event page.

ProHealth NH Conference 2019: ProHealth 4 Youth & Young Adults

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 1:00 to 5:00 pm

NHTI, Concord, NH
For more information, view the event page.

Update and discussion of D-HH initiatives to optimize care of patients with MH and SUD challenges

September 16, 2019, 5:00 to 6:30 pm

DHMC, Auditorium F and by Webex (Event Materials)

"Treatment of Pain and Addiction in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder" presented by Charles Bracket, MD

Friday, September 13, 2019

DHMC, Anesthesia Conference Room

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Behavioral Health ECHO

  • Part 1: Mental Health Thursday, August 15 to Tuesday, November 5. Seven sessions. Refer to the Project ECHO Course page.
  • Part 2: Substance use. Dates and program to be posted soon.

Using ASAM Criteria to Create Person-Centered Treatment

Wednesday July 10 and Thursday, July 11, 2019, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH
For more details, visit the event page. Continuing Education Credits are available.

Opioids and Pain in Older Adults Program

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Lebanon, NH
Visit the event page.

Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training or Health Care Providers: A Program for Nurses, LNAs and MAs

June 10, 2019, 7:30 am to 12:15 pm
DHMC Auditorium E
For more information, see the event flyer (PDF).

Opioid pharmacotherapies for primary care and criminal justice populations: low threshold, low barrier approaches to naltrexone and buprenorphine treatments

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Aquarium Conference Room, 46 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon, NH
Presented by the Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network
Presenter: Joshua Lee, MD
For more information, view the event page.
View the webinar online via Zoom.

Free Eight-Hour MAT Waiver Course

Monday, April 29, 2019
DHMC, Auditorium G
Presenters: Charles Brackett, MD and Sanchit Maruti, MD
For more information, view the event page.

Medical Grand Rounds Endocarditis Related to Injection Drug Use: Marker of an Epidemic

April 19, 2019
View the video.
View the event slides (PPTX)

Project ECHO Partnership for Academic-Clinical Telepractice: Medication for Addiction Treatment (PACT-MAT)

The third Thursday of every month beginning April 17, 2019
University of New Hampshire
For more information, see the event flyer (PDF).

Shield Our Children From Harm: Building Blocks of a Healthy Community

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Keynote: "Working with Families, Maximizing Children's Resilience," presented by Alice M. Forrester, PhD (clinical psychology), CEO, Clifford Beers, New Haven, CT.
For more information, see the Shield Our Children flyer (PDF).

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Youth Summit 2019

April 5 to April 6, 2019, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH
View the event slides (PPTX).
View the Magnify Voices Film & Writing Contest entries and award winners.

Stigma as Discrimination: Impact on Treatment Strategies for Success Webinar

Monday, April 1, 2019, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Online webinar
View the event slides (PDF).

Update on Dartmouth Hitchcock Initiatives to Optimize Care of Patients with Opioid Use Disorders and Reduce Opioid-Related Harm

Monday, March 4, 2019, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
DHMC Auditorium H
Meeting goals: Event video
Event slides (PPTX)

Enhancing the Awareness of Mental Illness

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8:15 am to 4:45 pm
D-H Manchester
For more information, visit the event page.

De-Stigmatizing Approaches

Monday, February 11, 2019, 4:00 to 5:00 pm
DHMC Auditorium A
Teri LaRock MSW, LICSW: Clinical Program Director at Mom’s in Recovery Cheri Breyer, CRSW: Recovery Coach at Mom’s in Recovery Families in recovery and with addiction often feel stigmatized, making change difficult. If we can re-frame how we approach families who have various social vulnerabilities, then we can support them with care and compassion, strengthening their support and meeting various needs to improve health.
Event materials:

Trauma Informed Care Presentation

Monday, January 7, 2019
DHMC Fuller Board Room
Erin Barnett, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and The Dartmouth Institute who will present on foundations in understanding child trauma, its impact on children and families, and approaches to providing trauma-informed care that supports understanding, healing, and coping. View the event video