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Integrating Data between Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services

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Many health centers provide behavioral health services; others work closely with community partners who provide behavioral health services to their patients. One of the biggest challenges for health centers is determining how to integrate data between the two services. The HITEQ Center recently published the resource Utilizing and Integrating Behavioral Health Data into a Health Center’s Primary Care Services. This webinar will introduce the Center for Integrated Health Solutions' Standard Framework for Levels of Integrated Healthcare and provide some guidance of how to integrate care regardless of which model of care is being provided. Dr. Rina Ramirez, Chief Medical Officer of Zufall Health, will share her experiences of integrating behavioral health data. Zufall Health has a traditional Behavioral Health Department, recently started an Integrated Behavioral Health program within primary care, and partners with an external behavioral health organization who focuses on people with Serious Mental Illness.

The 2018 Social Determinants of Health Academy

Virtual Training #6: JUNE: The Road to Sustainability for SDOH Interventions

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The Road to Sustainability for SDOH Interventions

Presented by: National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Health Outreach Partners and National Association for Community Health Centers

Health Centers are developing a variety of innovative ways to address SDOH. Commonly the greatest challenge to this work is having a sustainable funding stream to take and keep the work at scale. This webinar will highlight funding models and funding mechanisms that could assist in SDOH activities, as well as the partnerships and activities that can assist your health center in sustaining these important activities. The presenters will describe funding models that support SDOH work and examples of health centers activities that had led to sustainable funding for SDOH activities.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of funding models such as Value Based Payments, Alternative Payment models and other examples of funding models that support SDOH activities.
  • Explain how integrated care teams can be developed to prepare for Value Based Payment models.
  • Learn examples of data collection variables and methods that can incorporated in to your health center’s workflow to collect the information your health center needs to engage funders and payment systems.
  • Learn examples of tools and resources that can help your health center build the case for SDOH activities.

The 2018 Social Determinants of Health Academy

Virtual Training #5: MAY: Population-Specific Approaches to SDOH

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Population Specific Approaches to SDOH

Presented by: Harvard Equitable Care for Elders, National LGBT Health Education Center, Migrant Clinicians Network and National Center for Health in Public Housing

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease which places individuals at risk for serious long term complications and death. Risk reduction, effective treatment and management of diabetes as with many other chronic diseases are heavily dependent on social and environmental conditions. Individuals within certain special and vulnerable populations experience health inequalities and therefore are at a higher risk of late detection, inadequate management and treatment of diabetes. Improved access to certain non-clinical enabling services and a comprehensive social history is essential to understanding the needs of these often overlooked individuals, and developing interventions that address those needs. During this webinar, presenters will provide an introduction to the unique and common challenges facing this population and strategies to adapt and increase access to social enabling services.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of mobility as a social determinant of health that impacts the identification, treatment, and management of diabetes. Participants will also identify at least one resource to increase continuity of care for mobile diabetic patients.
  • Articulate the social characteristics of and risk factors for diabetes in public housing residents.
  • Describe the impact of social determinants of health specifically experienced by LGBTQ patients on management of diabetes and diabetes outcomes among LGBTQ patients.
  •  Articulate the key role social determinants play in addressing the long term management of older adults diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and other co-morbidities.

Best Practices: Virtual Roundtable Discussion on Supervisory Skills


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Presentation Description

The SAMHSA/HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) is a national resource for technical assistance on the bi-directional integration of care (primary care in behavioral health settings; behavioral health in primary care settings). The Center has organized a special roundtable discussion for participants interested in learning about strength-based strategies to improve supervisory relationship with staff.

Supervising in an integrated care environment takes new skills and tools to maximize the effectiveness of all the members of the team. The team is what defines integrated primary and behavioral health care, and your role as a leader is critical to the overall success of your integrated care program. Join this roundtable to review tools and skills supervisors need to improve team communication, patient care and team effectiveness. Learn strategies to help partner with your employees to develop shared expectations, elicit needs and enhance their autonomy. Build your confidence as a supervisor and come away from this roundtable discussion with a clearer sense of what it takes to lead an effective integrated care team.

Join Pam Pietruszewski, MA, Integrated Health Consultant, National Council for Behavioral Health and Nick Szubiak, MSW, LCSW, Consultant, CIHS, to build your confidence as a supervisor and come away from this roundtable discussion with a clearer sense of what it takes to lead an effective integrated care team.

This will be an interactive roundtable discussion with an opportunity for participants to interact directly with national experts on supervisory skills. All attendees will be offered the opportunity for no-cost follow-up assistance on any of the topics discussed during the webinar. There will also be an opportunity for follow-up group discussions. 

Webinar: 42 CFR Part 2 Final Rule and Health Center Compliance

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The HITEQ Center hosted a webinar to learn about the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s revised Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations for Health Information Exchange Final Rule (referred to as 42 CFR Part 2) and how it may affect your health center. The webinar included information from the Final Rule published on January 3, 2018. Reece Hirsch of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP provided an overview of the critical changes affecting health centers, including common definitions, and how the changes may affect integrated medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) programs. 

Webinar: Why Data Governance is a Hot Topic for Health Care Orgs: pointB

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Here’s a sad story. Healthcare organizations are woefully late to the data governance party. While companies in many industries have long been clear on the fundamental (and critical) goals of a data governance program, healthcare organizations are just starting to see the light. How can you enable better decision-making, reduce operational friction, protect the needs of data stakeholders, train management and staff to adopt common approaches to data issues, build standard, repeatable processes, reduce costs and increase effectiveness through coordination of efforts and ensure transparency of processes? Is all of that even possible? It is. With the proper data governance program.

Data governance is about building an organizational capability to get value from enterprise data.

The 2018 Social Determinants of Health Academy

Virtual Training #4: APRIL: Pathways to Cross-Sector Partnerships to Address SDOH Part 2

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Pathways to Cross-Sector Partnerships to Address SDOH, Part 2

Presented By: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership School-Based Health Alliance

Since their inception, health centers have had a special focus on identifying and addressing patients' health-related social needs in an effort to ensure optimal access to primary care. In a rapidly changing, and infinitely more complex social and health landscape, it is more important than ever that our care teams and tools evolve to meet patients where they are. As health centers work to improve their social determinants of health strategies, strategies, they must adapt new ways to solve age-old problems like poor housing and lack of income, which reverberate for health center patients and result in poor health outcomes. Join this webinar for a broad discussion of the opportunities to tackle SDOH in tandem with existing community partners and how health care teams can work together to address the social determinants of health. Special focus will be given to school-based and legal interventions that can meet the needs of patients and boost capacity of the healthcare team confronting complex SDOH. The session will review specific resources and tools. Presenters will also discuss how the above interventions can inform the dynamics and challenges of diabetes management for a range of populations.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how healthcare teams bridging across sectors like law and education can support increased access to care, improve health services delivery, and improve overall health outcomes with a focus on diabetes management.
  • Identify resources available to meet the needs of pediatric and adolescent patients.
  • Understand the connection between legal and health needs.

HITEQ Highlights Webinar: Developing Effective Data Dashboards

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The best dashboards give health centers actionable information at their fingertips, and use great design practices to focus a user’s attention on the most important information on the page. The HITEQ Center presented tips on how to develop effective data dashboards including designers and users, common pitfalls in dashboard design and how to avoid them, and dashboard software for consideration. The Indiana Quality Improvement Network (a health center controlled network housed within the state’s Primary Care Association) shared their experience in developing custom data dashboards for health centers in Indiana and beyond. Kislaya Kunjan, PhD (Health IT Director at IQIN) demonstrated multiple dashboards developed by their organization, and how much of it is publicly available on their website (www.indianapca.org/dashboard) for the benefit of health centers and affiliated organizations across the US.

Webinar: Workflow Models and Strategies to Collect Standardized Data on the Social Determinants of Health Using PRAPARE

Free PRAPARE Webinar Series

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Interested in collecting standardized data on the social determinants of health using PRAPARE but not sure how to incorporate it into your organization’s workflow?  This webinar will walk through different strategies and models to collect PRAPARE data, ranging from utilization of clinical staff or non-clinical staff to self-assessment methods to integration with other teams or programs.


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