Training Opportunities and Archives
IBHP-sponsored training Powerpoint presentations:
Mary Rainwater, 7/21/10
Barbara Mauer, 6/8/10
THE 2013 EDITION OF THE PARTNERS IN HEALTH: MENTAL HEALTH, PRIMARY CARE AND SUBSTANCE USE INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION TOOL KIT IS HERE!
Posted on 04/23/2013
The updated PARTNERS IN HEALTH: MENTAL HEALTH, PRIMARY CARE AND SUBSTANCE USE INTER-AGENCY COLLABORATION TOOL KIT has arrived! The Kit, an update of the 2009 edition, was developed by the Integrated Behavioral Health Project (IBHP) and sponsored by the California Health Services Authority's (CalMHSA) Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative.
The 353 page Kit may seem a bit daunting at first, but the Table of Contents is interactive - and users can link directly to the sections they're interested in with just a click. Designed to help primary care clinics and behavioral health agencies forge collaborative relationships, the Tool Kit provides job descriptions; sample agreements and contracts; screening instruments and evaluation measures; operational forms; strategies and prototypes for integrating mental and physical services; practical advice; issues to consider when brokering agreements; mutual role descriptions and much more. Though the focus is on California counties, much of the Tool Kit information can be generalized to other locales. Questions or comments about the Kit should be directed to Barbara Demming Lurie, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALIFORNIA INNOVATIONS SUMMIT TO BE HELD IN MAY
Posted on 01/07/2013
IBHP, your host of this website, along with CIMH and the California Mental Health Service authority (CalMHSA) are working together to sponsor a summit on improving the health of clients with complex mental health, substance use and physical health conditions. The Summit, to take place May 22-23, 2013 at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront, is designed to advance the Triple Aim - improved care, population health and reduced cost. Keynote speakers include Jurgen Unutzer and Edward Wagner. Click here to register ($285 before May 6; $300 after). For more information, contact email@example.com.
ACADEMY FOR INTEGRATED CARE HAS OPENED
Posted on 07/20/2012
Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care has been established by Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) as source for analysis and synthesis of integration information related to research, workforce development, policy, financing and sustainability, clinical and community, and HIT. Their new also site features a searchable database of integration literature.
"WARM HAND-OFF" TRAINING VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE
Posted on 01/05/2010
Dr. Peter Van Houten and the staff at Sierra Family Medical Clinic in Nevada City, California have prepared a series of training videos to demonstrate how primary care providers can introduce patients both to the concept of behavioral health services and to the behavioral health professionals on staff. Known as a "warm hand-off", these introductions are important in framing behavioral health care for the patients and in engaging them in theses services. The "warm hand-off" vignettes can be accessed on youtube. Various scenarios include patients with diabetes, bipolar disorder, depression and insomnia, among other conditions.
NEW WEBINAR SERIES ON INTEGRATED CARE
Posted on 03/08/2013
The first of a series of free webinars exploring various facets of integrated behavioral healthcare will take place Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 11am-12pm Mountain Daylight Time. "Integrating Your Practice: Key Building Blocks" will feature Dr. Parinda Khatri, Director of Integrated Care at Cherokee Health Systems speaking about Cherokee's clinical model, implementation strategies, and operational components. The webinars, to be recorded and made available on demand, are sponsored by CalMHSA, IBHP and other organizations. Click here to register.
DUAL ELIGIBLE COORDINATED CARE DEMONSTRATION
Posted on 09/18/2012
California's Medi-Cal program and the federal Medicare program are partnering to launch a three-year demonstration beginning in 2013 that would promote coordinated health care delivery to seniors and people with disabilities who are dually eligible for both programs. The proposed demonstration aims to create a seamless service delivery experience for dual eligible beneficiaries, with the ultimate goals of improved care quality, better health and a more efficient delivery system.
NIATx AND SAAS NATIONAL CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE IN JULY, 2013
Posted on 03/08/2013
Registration is now open for the NIATx and SAAS National Conference "Innovation, Integration, Implementation: The Business of Behavioral Healthcare" to be held in San Diego July 14-16, 2013. Sessions include "How to Integrate Primary Care Services by Partnering with an FQHC" and "How to Integrate Recovery Supports in Primary Care Settings" among many others offered.
NIMH FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TO TEST HEALTH INTERVENTIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH POPULATIONS
Posted on 01/15/2013
In spring of 2013, NIMH will be releasing a funding opportunity for effectiveness testing of interventions designed to reduce modifiable health risk factors related to shortened lifespans in adults with severe mental illness and minors with serious emotional disturbances. The funding is intended for large-scale testing of strategies to improve this population's health. For more information, contact SusanAzrin@nih.gov.