Exploring Behavioral Health Integration Models throughout Region VII

Moderator: Angela Green, PsyD, Director of Behavioral Health, Metro Community Provider Network
Johnathan Muther, PhD, Director of Behavioral Health and Psychology Training, Salud Family Health Centers; Sandi Larsen, M.Ed., LCPC, LAC, Behavioral Health Program Manager, RiverStone Health; Norma Randall, BSN, Clinical Nursing Manager, HealthWorks

Date/Time: Thursday, February 11, 2016, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM MT 

Target Audience: This presentation is designed for participants who have a basic to moderate understanding of behavioral health integration into a medical primary care practice.  Those who are interested in knowing more about how to get started or are beginning to build behavioral health into a primary care practice will benefit from this presentation. This presentation is suitable for administrators, clinicians, and program managers from medical, dental, and behavioral health disciplines.

Event Overview: The purpose of this webinar is to introduce and expand on participants understanding and knowledge base of what it means to integrate behavioral health into the primary care practice.  This presentation will address the levels of integration, present examples of 3 different Region VIII practices including their current levels of integration in the practice, behavioral health staffing models, and applications to specific populations.  This presentation will also provide a description of exceedingly integrated primary care clinics and the critical aspects contributing to the high degree of behavioral health integration, including discussions related to physical space and workflows.  Opportunities and challenges for creating a workflow that maximizes the behavioral health provider’s role as a primary healthcare provider, rather than ancillary staff will be presented. Collaborations with other members of the healthcare team in order to meet the need of addressing social determinants of health will also be briefly discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • To identify the “Six Levels of Integration”.
  • To identify tools to evaluate current level of integration.
  • To understand how to start the process of behavioral health integration.
  • To understand how to design a workflow with highly integrated behavioral health/primary care collaboration, including roles of the behavioral health provider.
  • To utilize 3 strategies to contribute to increasing behavioral health staff integration into the primary care workflow.
  • To identify specific brief assessment and screening measures and strategies for use, including efficient documentation.
  • To understand how to utilize a clinical pharmacist to expand access to evidence–based psychotropic medication management.

Cost: Participation in the LIVE version of this event is FREE for health centers (Health Center Program Grantees and FQHC Look-Alikes) and Primary Care Associations (PCAs) in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY).  Other participants in the live event will be charged $75 per webcast link and $15 per person for continuing education credit after the event. Please visit the Region VIII Health Centers and PCAs page to determine if your organization qualifies for free participation in the live CHAMPS webcast.

Registration: Click HERE to register for the event.

Start Date + Time February 11, 2016 @ 11:30 am
End Date + Time February 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Location Webinar