Public Health

Posted on: January 8, 2018

BBPH Director selected for National Council for Behavioral Health Integrated Response Training

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Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health Director, Renae Moch has been selected to participate in a National Council for Behavioral Health Integrated Response Training program and will learn about tools and resources needed to help address mental and behavioral health issues, such as the opioid epidemic, that affect many individuals and families within the Bismarck-Mandan-Lincoln communities. Moch is one of 40 public health officials representing 22 states participating in the Behavioral Health Training program offered by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health will address the opioid epidemic and the need for integrated health and behavioral health care.

“This is an especially timely opportunity for us as we work to facilitate the initiatives of the Mayors’ Gold Star Community Task Force and work to make an impact on the substance abuse and behavioral health issues affecting our community,” said Renae Moch, Director.

The program addresses the pressing needs of participants and their communities, including the opioid crisis, integrated care and trauma-informed practices. Participants have access to tailored in-person training, webinars and other resources. They also attend a two-day training at the annual National Council Conference, April 23–25, 2018, in Washington, DC, where they will be trained in Mental Health First Aid.

The Behavioral Health Training program brings public health and behavioral health officials together to enhance the capacity of comprehensive, integrated programs and services to serve some of our most vulnerable citizens.

For more information visit www.bismarcknd.gov/goldstartaskforce.

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