Texas Health Steps' award-winning online program offers FREE CE courses for primary care providers and other health professionals. These courses offer updated clinical, regulatory, and best practice guidelines for a range of preventive health, oral health, mental health, and case management topics.
Free Online Continuing Education Courses: http://www.txhealthsteps.com/cms/
HHSC encourages all providers to take this free online training on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (CLAS Standards): http://www.txhealthsteps.com/cms/?q=office-of-minority-health-and-health-equity
HHSC encourages all providers to complete: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).
SBIRT is an approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment to people with substance use disorders and those at risk of developing theses isorders. The core components of SBIRT include:
• Screening quickly to assess severity of substance use and identify the appropriate level of treatment;
• Conducting a brief intervention that focuses on increasing insight and awareness regarding substance use and motivation towards behavioral change; and
• Providing treatment referrals to individuals identified as needing, more extensive treatment with access to specialty care.
There are various free online trainings available.
Ex: 4 Hour Free SBIRT Training through Pacific Southwest ATTC eLearning. You must create a free eLearning account to complete the training. http://psattcelearn.org/courses/4hr_sbirt/
* Note: Disregard the information about California rules/state plan
Information about additional SBIRT trainings can be found on the SAMHSA website: https://www.samhsa.gov/sbirt