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HCQU trainings and updates

Here are the latest updates and instructor-led training sessions available from the Health Care Quality Unit.

Training calendar

Our registered nurses provide free health-related training to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD), and to caregivers, service providers and county staff.

Contact the regional nurse to discuss virtual training opportunities specific to your needs in your county. Refer to the Training Index to review available topics. However, training isn’t limited to topics on the index. 

November 29, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – The Fatal 5: Microsoft Teams
- Fatal 5 Notes Pages   - Fatal 5 Handouts

December 8, 2022 - 1:00 PM – 3:00 PMThe Fatal 5: Microsoft Teams
- Fatal 5 Notes Pages   - Fatal 5 Handouts

December 14, 2022 - 1:00 PMVirtual cook along class – Holiday Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Cookies & Dried Cherry Cookies 


The Behavioral Health Home Plus

The Health Care Quality Unit provides two wellness nurses under contract with county behavioral health programs of CMSU (Columbia, Montour, Snyder, Union) and Northumberland. These nurses work as members of a home health team whose goal is to improve the physical health of people with serious mental illness. They offer prevention and intervention to those who have developed or are at risk for developing chronic physical health issues.

For more information, contact a Behavioral Health Home Plus Wellness nurse:


CMSU (Columbia, Montour, Snyder, and Union) Counties
Nissa Freeze, RN
Fax: 570-275-5754

Northumberland County
Traci J. Dunkelberger, RN, BSN
Fax: 570-988-4444