WEBINAR: Collaboration: Essential for Addressing Substance Abuse and Promoting Recovery

Many individuals are turning to negative coping methods in an effort to manage mental health issues triggered or aggravated by the ongoing pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic. Collaboration among health care and community partners is an essential element for addressing substance use and promoting recovery.

The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is working to advance behavioral health access initiatives and decrease substance and opioid misuse. Custer Health and Project Recovery will share best practices for expanding access to behavioral health and substance use recovery services using innovative programs and approaches.


  1. Explore implementation of telehealth to increase access to behavioral health services
  2. Explain the benefits of medication assisted treatment for addiction recovery
  3. Discuss impact of COVID-19 and needle exchange program adaptations
  4. Describe the Good Neighbor Project and the process for enrollment


Stephen Tamang, MD
Project Recovery

Jennifer Pelster RN, BSN
Custer Health | The Good Neighbor Project

The Good Neighbor Project (GNP) is North Dakota’s first syringe exchange program. People who inject drugs and enroll in the GNP are offered many services including HIV/Hep C testing, harm reduction, education, clean supplies and referrals.

Event Details

  • September 21, 2021
  • 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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Event Type

  • Virtual


  • Great Plains Quality Innovation Network


  • Great Plains Quality Innovation Network


  • Nursing
  • Quality
  • Director of Nursing
  • Physicians
  • Office Manager

Organization Types

  • Tertiary Hospital
  • Critical Access Hospital (CAH)
  • Long Term Care (LTC)
  • Rural Health Clinic (RHC)
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • Healthcare Stakeholder Organization