Provider Resources

At Health Share, we are committed to presenting and supporting learning opportunities which promote continuous workforce development, share best practices and promote quality improvement for our health partners and for others who are involved in the work of health system transformation.

Tri-County CCO Transition Information

Past Events

April 2018 | CME - Addressing and Managing Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders

This event provided Continuing Medical Education for clinicians working with pregnant women using opioids.  Topics included screening, treatment guidelines, Medication Assisted Treatment and other considerations.

October 11, 2017 | CME - Supporting the Unique Health Needs of Children in Foster Care

This CME featured insights from local providers who participated in the Foster Care Advanced Primary Care Learning Collaborative, a cross-system initiative committed to reducing disparities and improving health outcomes. PowerPoint slides from the event are available below:

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January 2017 | DATA-Waiver Course for treatment of opioid use disorder

Learn how Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) can train and apply to become DATA-waiver practitioners.
NPs and PAs may take the eight-hour DATA-waiver course for treatment of opioid use disorder, designed by national experts, that physicians currently take. The course is offered for free by SAMHSA through the Providers' Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT).

For the additional 16 hours, SAMHSA will also offer the training for free through the PCSS-MAT once it has been developed. NPs and PAs who have completed the required training and seek to become DATA-waiver for up to 30 patients will be able to apply to do so beginning in early 2017. For more information on the upcoming launch of the application and SAMHSA-sponsored training opportunities, sign up for the Buprenorphine Waiver Management email list(link is external)

March 10, 2017 | CME - Caring for Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders

Health Share of Oregon is sponsoring a community wide training that will focus on improving maternity care for pregnant women struggling with illicit substances, including opioids and benzodiazepines.
We will have sessions on screening, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), pain management, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), social complexities and cross-systems collaborations. 

This will be an all-day event. LEARN MORE.

Who should attend

  • Primary care physicians

  • OB/GYNs

  • Midwives

  • Physician Assistants

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • RNs

  • Substance Use Providers

Past Event Info

A Thoughtful Approach to Chronic Pain, Addiction & Trauma

A Continuing Medical Education (CME) event for primary care providers, presented by Health Share of Oregon and the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center at OHSU. 

As Portland adopts community-wide safe opioid prescribing guidelines to mitigate opioid harms and overdoses, primary care practices are compelled to improve care for chronic pain and conditions that often accompany pain, including addiction, trauma and mental health disorders.

Health Share of Oregon, Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center and experts from across Oregon came together for a full day of actionable and relevant continuing medical education. Emphasis of this CME was on evidence-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to chronic pain, substance use disorders, and trauma. Key topics include a public health overview of the opioid epidemic; the neurobiology and psychosocial dimensions of chronic pain, addiction and trauma; evidence-based behavioral and pharmacologic therapies for these disorders; innovative physical rehabilitation approaches to pain; safe opioid tapers and shared decision-making; and compassionate conversations with patients about opioids and appropriate pain management.

Presenters Include: Jim Shames, Lydia Bartholow, Rachel Solotaroff, Melissa Weimer, Thomas Schrattenholzer, Brad Anderson, Laura Heesacker, Anderson Rice, and Nora Stern.

Transgender Health Provider Training

Health Share of Oregon and FamilyCare teamed up in 2015 to provide a day of support and learning on Trans Health for providers in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties. The full-day training focused on medical and mental health providers who were interested in increasing their skills and knowledge in serving the Transgender community. 

Highlights included:

  • Cultural agility training

  • Breakout sessions on best practices for physical and mental health

  • Hormone therapy

  • Pyschosocial assessments

  • Referral resources

  • Oregon Health Plan benefits and guidelines 

Continuing Medical Education credits for qualified participants were provided by Oregon Health & Science University's School of Medicine. 


Other Resources

  • Presenter Bios

  • Trans Health Provider Toolkit: This Toolkit expands on the workshop, providing further information and suggesting next steps. These materials are provided as guidelines only, not as how-to templates. Every situation and client are different. Special thanks to TransActive, Lifeworks, Reid Vanderburgh and Oregon Health & Science University.