Clinical Tools

Perinatal Support Washington

The first weeks and months of being a new parent can be overwhelming, but you don't have to do it alone. Call, text, or email. They offer help navigating the complicated mental health system, provide information and referrals to local providers, and can complete a postpartum wellness plan.

Suicide Prevention Training for Medical Professionals

All Patients Safe: Suicide Prevention for Medical Professionals is a three- or six-hour interactive self-paced training course designed to address the public health crisis and provide the necessary tools to medical providers for preventing and educating patients about suicide.
This course meets state licensure requirements for all medical professionals, including:

Problem Solving Treatment for Patients with Depression


Problem Solving Treatment (PST), also known as Problem-Solving Treatment – Primary Care (PST-PC), teaches and empowers patients to solve the here-and-now problems contributing to their depression and helps increase self-efficacy. 

Developed for use by medical professionals in primary care settings, an extensive evidence base shows that PST can effectively be provided in a wide range of settings and with a variety of providers and patient populations. 

The Great 8 Cardiovascular and Diabetes Healthy Heart Behaviors

ALL “GREAT 8” advice sheets (8 pages)

The Great 8 Cardiovascular and Diabetes Healthy Heart Behaviors are recommended healthy behaviors for patients.

  1. Be active
  2. Eat well
  3. Practice wellness
  4. Check your blood pressure
  5. Understand your blood sugar numbers
  6. Know your cholesterol levels
  7. Steer clear of smoking/vaping
  8. Follow your doctor's recommendations

Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain

Report and Recommendations from the Bree Collaborative

Treatment of pain varies widely between systems and clinicians with high financial and human cost. Moving to a collaborative or team-based approach to managing complex pain has been shown to result in better patient outcomes.

However, most approaches to pain management including chronic opioid therapy involved siloed health care providers. This workgroup met from January 2018 to January 2019 and defined minimum standards for:

Communication Skills for Clinicians

Communication Skills for Clinicians

Research through a National Institute of Health Grant proved that “communication skills for serious illness are learnable.” Vital Talk  is a Seattle, nationally known 501(3) C) that disseminates that research. Vital Talks clearly states, “We believe every clinician can become a better communicator.”

Opioid Response Network

Providing education and training at a local level for evidence-based practices in the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorders, the State Targeted Response Technical Assistance Consortium (STR-TA), funded by SAMHSA, is a response from a large coalition of national professional organizations. The Opioid Response Network, ORN, provides local training and education free of charge for specific needs at a community level. 

Six Building Blocks

A Team-Based Approach to Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care

This website introduces the Six Building Blocks, provides tools and resources for improving care, and offers implementation guidance. The Six Building Blocks can help anyone who is interested in improving the care of patients using long-term opioid therapy.

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Consent

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Consent

In April 2019, Washington State, Health Care Authority released a guidance document for statewide use, related to Part 2 of 42CFR.