MAT Provider Support Learning Collaborative Webinar Series

About the Training
Illinois has been affected by the opioid epidemic, much like the rest of the country. There have been significant efforts to increase Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the state, but questions still surround MAT. The Illinois Primary Health Care Association is excited to announce the upcoming Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Provider Support Learning Collaborative. This learning collaborative will provide insight into best practices, how to treat SUD in special populations, establishing office work flows, referral and networking coordination, and several other topics. 

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from colleagues around the state and each session will be followed by a peer-to peer Q&A opportunity. 

This series is designed for Clinical Providers (MD/DO, NP, PA, RN, LCSW, LCPC, and Psychologists), Peer Recovery Specialists, and Care Coordinators. For more information contact Staci Ashmore,

Tentative Agenda»

Referral & Network Coordination 
Date: April 16, 2020
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Central)
Location: Webinar

Best Practices in Care Coordination, Patient Follow-up & Retention
Date: May 21, 2020
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Central)
Location: Webinar

Immigrants and Public Benefits: Plain Speaking on the Complex Issue of Public Charge

Date: March 26, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Central)
Location: Webinar

About the Training

We are all hearing about complicated new rules regarding immigrants and benefits and we see that fear and reluctance to engage with health services are on the rise. This webinar will explain the federal rule changes that are driving this fear in plain language; will raise specific considerations for health centers as they face patient fear and disengagement, will discuss the impact of this rule on COVID 19 responses, and will provide extensive referrals, handouts, and other resources health centers can share with their patients.

About the Speaker
Carrie Chapman, JD, MA, Senior Director of Litigation and Advocacy, Legal Council for Health Justice
As the Senior Director of Litigation and Advocacy, Carrie oversees litigation, legislation, and administrative advocacy while assisting program directors in supervising legal work. She also uses her experience at building and sustaining medical-legal partnerships to foster new relationships. Carrie has extensive experience serving people in poverty through litigation. Prior to her time at Legal Council, Carrie directed the public benefits practice group at LAF where she supervised a 25-person team on public benefits advocacy. She also litigated complex cases on hospital charity care. Currently, she teaches Poverty Law at DePaul University School of Law as an adjunct faculty member. She received her BA from the University of Michigan, MA in American Studies from Yale, and her JD from the University of Texas.

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training Mt. Vernon

Date: June 10, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Central)
Location: Rend Lake College Marketplace Training Center
Room 354A
321 Potomac Blvd.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

More Information»

This training is provided in partnership with Hoyleton Youth & Family Services.

Training Fee
IPHCA Members: $20.00
Non-Members: $25.00

This training is limited to 29 attendees, so be sure to register at your earliest convenience!

About the Training
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Target Audience

Front office staff, security personal, peer support specialists, case managers, community health workers, volunteers, and anyone who has direct contact with patients and the community. 

Allison Hoshide, Mental Health Prevention Specialist, Hoyleton Youth and Family Services

Questions? Contact Staci Ashmore, IPHCA Grants Program Coordinator,, or (217) 541-7420.


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