Trainings & Events


  •  Opioid Overdose Response Program

An overdose can happen to anyone.  Would you know what to do?  In this one hour class you will learn how to:

  1. identify various legal and illegal drugs, including heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone
  2. recognize the signs and symptoms of overdose
  3. perform rescue breathing
  4. give intra-nasal naloxone, a medication that reverses the effects of an overdose by restoring the person’s ability to breathe
  5. care for the individual until help arrives

The next training will be held on Monday, June 19th at 9:00 a.m.  For more information and to register for  the training, contact or call 410-313-6202.

  • Mental Health First Aid

Friday June 2nd, 8:30-5:30, Horizon Foundation.  Free to Howard County residents/employees.  For more information and flyer, click here.

  • Behavioral Health System Development Initiative Learning Collaborative

The System Development Initiative is designed to foster the knowledge and skill development of current and potential mangers of behavioral health programs in Howard County.  The mechanism for this development is based on participation in a Learning Collaborative which will address existing challenges in the behavioral health field.  Participants in the Learning Collaborative will be expected to actively engage in the learning process and to plan and execute individual quality improvement initiatives at their respective agencies.

It is expected that the Learning Collaborative will meet for approximately 2.5 hours monthly for 8 months and will be composed of 10-12 participants. Up to 24 CEUs will be awarded to each participant for time spent in the Learning Collaborative session and on homework.

Objective:  To improve the clinical outcomes of programs, services, and individuals receiving services by enhancing networks of care based on client needs as well as agencies’ missions and needs.

 Focus: Determination of the network components to be addressed; collection of baseline data; development of quality improvement project; and evaluation of results.

 Targeted Participants:  Individuals responsible for program services.

 Examples of Quality Improvement Initiatives:

  • Development of “healthy living” group as service offering in OMHC.
  • Transition organization into person-centered culture within all operations.
  • Expand service agreements with external organizations to assure a comprehensive network of care is available to all clients.

Sessions: 9.30 am to 12:00 pm on March 22, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, and October 18 at the Howard County Health Department.

To register click here.

  • Breaking The Habit in Behavioral Health:  New Hope for Clients Who Smoke

This training program includes a “single-session” and “multiple-session” option geared to prepare mental health and substance abuse providers to deliver tobacco cessation interventions that can be incorporated into their current work with behavioral health clients.

The trainings address:

  • Research findings on and common myths of behavioral health smoking
  • Basic information about the use of NRT/Pharmacotherapy
  • Impact of organizational culture and other factors on implementation

Single session training is a tailored, multi-component group or individual single session protocol developed for providers who have at least a single session to dedicate to smoking cessation.  This provider training is 2 hours and 2 CEU credits will be awarded.

Multiple Session Training is designed to teach providers with more extensive group experience and capacity how to conduct a flexible, interactive, multiple session smoking cessation group for behavioral health clients.  For this full day training, 6 CEU credits will be awarded.

Multiple session training schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 21, 2017 — Multiple Session Training (8:30am – 4:30pm)

Friday, June 23, 2017 — Multiple Session Training (8:30am – 4:30pm)

Location: UMBC South Campus Research & Technology Park

1442 South Rolling Road, Halethorpe, MD 21227


For more information contact MDQuit at 410-455-3628 or