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Thursday May 13, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
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On May 4, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released its new report, Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care. The report looks at the state of primary care today and presents an implementation plan that builds upon the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine’s report from 25 years ago: Primary Care: America’s Health in a New Era (1996). A co-chair of the committee that wrote the report will summarize its major findings and recommendations. A diverse set of leaders will react and discuss how the primary care community can leverage this report to accelerate reform.

Cost: free
The webinar will be recorded and available on PCC's website within 24 hours following the conclusion of the webinar.

Thursday May 13, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
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This training series is on skills and best practices for supporting individuals experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance-use disorders. Only 7.4% of individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders receive treatment for both disorders, and approximately 55% are receiving no treatment at all (Priester, et al 2016). Access, availability, and affordability to behavioral health treatment is even more difficult when residing in rural areas.  

This series will offer strategies and interventions to address the challenges faced by providers working in rural and remote communities and explore skills and practices that can help support interventions for this population. This series will build on the previous work of the Mountain Plains MHTTC and ATTC-developed product Depression, Alcohol and Farm Stress: Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders in Rural America.

Registration is free and required. Register for any/all sessions of this series. The series is available for individuals residing in Heath and Human Services (HHS) Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY).


Session Three

Contingency management is an evidence-based treatment approach focused on the principles of behavior management and cognitive-behavioral therapy that provides incentives for meeting treatment goals. This session will describe how contingency management can be utilized when working with individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders to improve treatment outcomes.

Trainer: Michael McDonnell, PhD


Session Four

Clinical Supervision Practices for Mental Health and Substance Use Providers; HHS Region 8

May 20, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm MST | 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST

 

Clinical supervision is critical in achieving a well-functioning clinical community. This training will focus on assessment and treatment planning (looking at the client/patient holistically) when conducting supervision sessions. In addition, this session will address the importance of expanding counselors/therapists’ clinical capacity with patients who present with complex diagnoses utilizing clinical supervision strategies.

 

Trainer: Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP


Session Five

Providing Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment in an Integrated Care Setting; HHS Region 8

May 27, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm MST | 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST

 

Integrated physical, mental health, and substance use care is effective in supporting the needs of individuals experiencing co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. This session will describe effective integrated care models that promote long-term interventions for individuals experiencing co-occurring disorders.

 

Trainers: Andrew J. McLean, MD, MPH & Robin Landwehr, DBH, LPCC, NCC

Thursday May 13, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
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Join the PCC for a conversation on Twitter about primary care payment reform.  

PCC will be among those leading the conversation, along with Mathematica and other leading organizations and individuals in the primary care community.

Chat hashtag: #PrimaryCareCovidChat
(Participate by entering the hashtag in a Twitter search and interacting with people there at the scheduled time.)

You can read the Q&A of past Twitter chats at the same hashtag. Past chats have focused on telehealth in primary care, health equity, and primary care in general during the pandemic. The archived chats contain a wealth of resources, articles, programs and initiatives within those topics that many of the participants provided in their answers.

Friday May 14, 2021 11:00 am EDT
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In an effort to advance lifestyle medicine at a systems level, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine is offering two one-day virtual symposia that address the integration of health restoration into health systems and academic settings.

Lifestyle Medicine in Health Systems Symposium: Creating Ecosystems of Health

Healthcare Systems are constantly seeking new ways to sustainably achieve the quadruple aim through innovation. As a solution to the unsustainable treatment of ever-increasing chronic diseases, many of the leading systems in the country are turning to Lifestyle Medicine. This one-day event will showcase the leading experts in the field of Lifestyle Medicine; offering practical tips and tactics from the boots-on-the-ground health professionals, businesses, and C-Suite leaders. Attendees will get a deep dive into the cost savings and unique value proposition of LM, the points of entry, involving their communities and technology solutions. Learn from others’ experiences while mapping out your plan for successful Lifestyle Medicine health system integration.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate strategies to create a culture focused on health and well-being in a large healthcare system.
  • Analyze solutions that leading health systems are using to transition from fee-for-service reimbursement towards value-based care to achieve the quadruple aim.
  • Review replicable multifaceted approaches that leading health systems are utilizing to effectively implement LM solutions.
  • Identify opportunities and tactical next steps that health system leaders can use to implement lifestyle medicine into health systems.

Second event in series:

Lifestyle Medicine in Academia Symposium: Equipping the Next Generation 

July 21, 2021 

Thursday May 20, 2021 01:30 pm EDT
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There is broad interest and significant investment in integrating behavioral and primary care among professional organizations, CMS, payors and providers. Yet, despite over two decades of convincing evidence about its value and cost-effectiveness, adoption of integrated behavioral health care is proceeding too slowly. What are the barriers to scaling a solution that is so critical to addressing our nation's behavioral health needs? What are the solutions we can implement today? What is the advocacy we need for tomorrow?

Join us for a discussion among individuals who have been working on integration issues for much of their careers to explore how to build on key areas of agreement to highlight and promote critical first steps.

Panelists:

  • Carol Alter, Systemwide Medical Director, Behavioral Health, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Nora Dennis, MSPH, MD, Lead Medical Director, Behavioral Health, BCBSNC
  • Ann Greiner, President and CEO, Primary Care Collaborative
  • Josh Israel, MD, Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Aledade
  • Katherine Knutson, MD, MPH, SVP United Health Group and CEO Optum Behavioral Care
  • Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-R, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Concert Health
  • Ben Miller, PsyD, Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust
  • Chris Molaro, CEO and Co-Founder, NeuroFlow
  • Diane Powers, Research Scientist, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
  • Matthew Press, MD, MSc, Physician Executive, Penn Primary Care and Medical Director, Primary Care Service Line, Penn Medicine
  • Hyong Un, MD, Chief Psychiatric Officer, Aetna


Moderators:

  • Wendy Warring, JD, President and CEO, NEHI
  • Mark Wenneker, MD, Principal, The Chartis Group

Thursday May 20, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
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This training series is on skills and best practices for supporting individuals experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance-use disorders. Only 7.4% of individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders receive treatment for both disorders, and approximately 55% are receiving no treatment at all (Priester, et al 2016). Access, availability, and affordability to behavioral health treatment is even more difficult when residing in rural areas.  

This series will offer strategies and interventions to address the challenges faced by providers working in rural and remote communities and explore skills and practices that can help support interventions for this population. This series will build on the previous work of the Mountain Plains MHTTC and ATTC-developed product Depression, Alcohol and Farm Stress: Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders in Rural America.

Registration is free and required. Register for any/all sessions of this series. The series is available for individuals residing in Heath and Human Services (HHS) Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY).


Session Four

Clinical supervision is critical in achieving a well-functioning clinical community. This training will focus on assessment and treatment planning (looking at the client/patient holistically) when conducting supervision sessions. In addition, this session will address the importance of expanding counselors/therapists’ clinical capacity with patients who present with complex diagnoses utilizing clinical supervision strategies.

Trainer: Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP

Tuesday May 25, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need to transform our current model of healthcare financing from a system that rewards the volume of services to one that incentivizes real improvements in personal and population health. Despite some progress in recent years, the financial well-being of the healthcare system is still heavily dependent on the volume and utilization of healthcare services paid by fee-for-service payments. Shutting down elective surgeries temporarily dealt the healthcare system a deep financial blow, leading to a loss of 1.4 million healthcare jobs just in the month of April 2020 and triggering calls for additional emergency funding for hospitals. The fragility of our healthcare system has never been on such clear display, and the need for practice and payment reform has never been greater. At the same time, not all care delivery systems experienced the same financial hardships due to the decrease in patient visits because of the pandemic. How can we enhance integrated payment models that deliver whole-person health care to a community, as these models fared the best in terms of finances and patient care during the pandemic?

To inform this work, the NAM Leadership Consortium will convene a planning committee of experts, host a three-day symposium focused on accelerating movement away from fee-for-service and toward integrated payment approaches, and then author a NAM Special Publication identifying key priority action areas.

Other workshop dates and times: 

  • Workshop Day 2: Levers Underscored during the COVID-19 Pandemic | May 28, 2021 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET
  • Workshop Day 3: Roadmap for Integrated Payment Approaches to Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Equity | June 2, 2021 | 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday May 27, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
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This training series is on skills and best practices for supporting individuals experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance-use disorders. Only 7.4% of individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders receive treatment for both disorders, and approximately 55% are receiving no treatment at all (Priester, et al 2016). Access, availability, and affordability to behavioral health treatment is even more difficult when residing in rural areas.  

This series will offer strategies and interventions to address the challenges faced by providers working in rural and remote communities and explore skills and practices that can help support interventions for this population. This series will build on the previous work of the Mountain Plains MHTTC and ATTC-developed product Depression, Alcohol and Farm Stress: Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders in Rural America.

Registration is free and required. Register for any/all sessions of this series. The series is available for individuals residing in Heath and Human Services (HHS) Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY).


Session Five

Integrated physical, mental health, and substance use care is effective in supporting the needs of individuals experiencing co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. This session will describe effective integrated care models that promote long-term interventions for individuals experiencing co-occurring disorders.

Trainers: Andrew J. McLean, MD, MPH & Robin Landwehr, DBH, LPCC, NCC

Friday May 28, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need to transform our current model of healthcare financing from a system that rewards the volume of services to one that incentivizes real improvements in personal and population health. Despite some progress in recent years, the financial well-being of the healthcare system is still heavily dependent on the volume and utilization of healthcare services paid by fee-for-service payments. Shutting down elective surgeries temporarily dealt the healthcare system a deep financial blow, leading to a loss of 1.4 million healthcare jobs just in the month of April 2020 and triggering calls for additional emergency funding for hospitals. The fragility of our healthcare system has never been on such clear display, and the need for practice and payment reform has never been greater. At the same time, not all care delivery systems experienced the same financial hardships due to the decrease in patient visits because of the pandemic. How can we enhance integrated payment models that deliver whole-person health care to a community, as these models fared the best in terms of finances and patient care during the pandemic?

To inform this work, the NAM Leadership Consortium will convene a planning committee of experts, host a three-day symposium focused on accelerating movement away from fee-for-service and toward integrated payment approaches, and then author a NAM Special Publication identifying key priority action areas.

Other workshop dates and times: 

  • Workshop Day 1: Envisioning an Integrated Health Care Delivery and Financing System | May 25, 2021 | 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET
  • Workshop Day 3: Roadmap for Integrated Payment Approaches to Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Equity | June 2, 2021 | 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Jun 2, 2021 02:00 pm EDT
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need to transform our current model of healthcare financing from a system that rewards the volume of services to one that incentivizes real improvements in personal and population health. Despite some progress in recent years, the financial well-being of the healthcare system is still heavily dependent on the volume and utilization of healthcare services paid by fee-for-service payments. Shutting down elective surgeries temporarily dealt the healthcare system a deep financial blow, leading to a loss of 1.4 million healthcare jobs just in the month of April 2020 and triggering calls for additional emergency funding for hospitals. The fragility of our healthcare system has never been on such clear display, and the need for practice and payment reform has never been greater. At the same time, not all care delivery systems experienced the same financial hardships due to the decrease in patient visits because of the pandemic. How can we enhance integrated payment models that deliver whole-person health care to a community, as these models fared the best in terms of finances and patient care during the pandemic?

To inform this work, the NAM Leadership Consortium will convene a planning committee of experts, host a three-day symposium focused on accelerating movement away from fee-for-service and toward integrated payment approaches, and then author a NAM Special Publication identifying key priority action areas.

Other workshop dates and times: 

  • Workshop Day 1: Envisioning an Integrated Health Care Delivery and Financing System | May 25, 2021 | 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET
  • Workshop Day 2: Levers Underscored during the COVID-19 Pandemic | May 28, 2021 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday Jun 3, 2021 10:00 am EDT
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The Medical Director Leadership Institute is six-month virtual program that provides healthcare leaders with critical skills to thrive in their role, achieve organizational goals, and manage during times of uncertainty. The program features a half-day interactive and didactic session at the beginning of each month followed by an opportunity to apply learning back at their workplace. Participants come together again at the end of each month for a reflection and discussion with faculty and their peers. Designed and taught by medical directors and healthcare leaders, this program equips participants with concrete tools, strategies, and techniques to tackle the challenges and uncertainty ahead. 

Thursday Jun 10, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
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The Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness will host an online public workshop on integrating serious illness care into primary care delivery. The workshop will be held over two webinars on June 10 and 17, 2021. The workshop will examine the intersection between primary care and palliative care principles, practices, policies and payment mechanisms and focus on the central role of primary care in providing high-quality care for people with serious illness.

June 17 portion of the workshop

Wednesday Jun 16, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
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Providing physical or behavioral healthcare to others during the global health pandemic can lead to increased levels of stress, fear, anxiety, burnout, frustration, and other strong emotions. It is imperative that physical and behavioral healthcare providers recognize personal signs of mental fatigue, are given supports in their organization to ensure continued productivity and quality care, and are provided with tools to learn how to cope and build resilience. This training series has been developed to encourage self-care and to assist in building resilience among physical and behavioral healthcare providers amid the global health pandemic.

Access the free toolkit: Building Resilience Among Physical and Behavioral Healthcare Providers During a Global Health Pandemic

Registration is free and required. Register for any/all sessions of this series. The series is available for individuals residing in Heath and Human Services (HHS) Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY).


Session One

This session will outline common terms, introduce compassion fatigue, and discuss the impact of moral injury and traumatic stress. Speakers will also present a toolkit that has been developed to assist providers and their organizations in building resiliency.

Trainers: Andrew J. McLean, MD, MPH & Shawnda Schroeder PhD, MA

Thursday Jun 17, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
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The Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness will host an online public workshop on integrating serious illness care into primary care delivery. The workshop will be held over two webinars on June 10 and 17, 2021. The workshop will examine the intersection between primary care and palliative care principles, practices, policies and payment mechanisms and focus on the central role of primary care in providing high-quality care for people with serious illness.

June 10 portion of the workshop

Wednesday Jun 23, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
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Providing physical or behavioral healthcare to others during the global health pandemic can lead to increased levels of stress, fear, anxiety, burnout, frustration, and other strong emotions. It is imperative that physical and behavioral healthcare providers recognize personal signs of mental fatigue, are given supports in their organization to ensure continued productivity and quality care, and are provided with tools to learn how to cope and build resilience. This training series has been developed to encourage self-care and to assist in building resilience among physical and behavioral healthcare providers amid the global health pandemic.

Access the free toolkit: Building Resilience Among Physical and Behavioral Healthcare Providers During a Global Health Pandemic

Registration is free and required. Register for any/all sessions of this series. The series is available for individuals residing in Heath and Human Services (HHS) Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY).


Session Two

Presenters will discuss home life stressors, challenges of managing work relationships during a time of crisis, and the current issues facing providers as they work to provide quality care during a public health emergency. This session will also offer specific solutions and key resources for fostering resilience and balancing demands of home life, clinical care, and professional relationships during a pandemic.

Trainers: Robin Landwehr, DBH, LPCC, NCC & Per Ostmo, BA

Wednesday Jun 30, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
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Providing physical or behavioral healthcare to others during the global health pandemic can lead to increased levels of stress, fear, anxiety, burnout, frustration, and other strong emotions. It is imperative that physical and behavioral healthcare providers recognize personal signs of mental fatigue, are given supports in their organization to ensure continued productivity and quality care, and are provided with tools to learn how to cope and build resilience. This training series has been developed to encourage self-care and to assist in building resilience among physical and behavioral healthcare providers amid the global health pandemic.

Access the free toolkit: Building Resilience Among Physical and Behavioral Healthcare Providers During a Global Health Pandemic

Registration is free and required. Register for any/all sessions of this series. The series is available for individuals residing in Heath and Human Services (HHS) Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY).


Session Three

Providers are experiencing loss of normalcy, loss of routine, and other ambiguous loss. Many may also be dealing with grief over the loss of a loved one, or the loss of numerous patients. Compounding this sense of loss and grief, providers commonly carry their patients’ stories with them. It is important that providers connect with their patients. If providers feel nothing, then they cannot connect as strongly and may not be able to optimize patient care. However, this connection, especially during a pandemic, can lead to secondary traumatic stress (STS). This session will address signs and symptoms of grief and loss among providers that have been present during the pandemic, and will describe secondary traumatic stress. Presenters will also offer ways to prevent and respond to these experiences at both an organizational and individual level.

Trainers: Andrew J. McLean, MD, MPH & Shawnda Schroeder PhD, MA

Wednesday Jul 7, 2021 01:00 pm EDT
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Providing physical or behavioral healthcare to others during the global health pandemic can lead to increased levels of stress, fear, anxiety, burnout, frustration, and other strong emotions. It is imperative that physical and behavioral healthcare providers recognize personal signs of mental fatigue, are given supports in their organization to ensure continued productivity and quality care, and are provided with tools to learn how to cope and build resilience. This training series has been developed to encourage self-care and to assist in building resilience among physical and behavioral healthcare providers amid the global health pandemic.

Access the free toolkit: Building Resilience Among Physical and Behavioral Healthcare Providers During a Global Health Pandemic

Registration is free and required. Register for any/all sessions of this series. The series is available for individuals residing in Heath and Human Services (HHS) Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY).


Session Four

Research indicates that, although efforts to promote resilience at an individual level are important, addressing characteristics of the external environment are at least as important. Absence of organizational and leadership support for provider distress during COVID-19 may adversely impact organizational resilience, patient safety, and staff retention. Providers cannot sustain their own well-being without the support of their leadership. Targets for improvement at the organizational level include ensuring:

  1. Organizational efficiency through identifying inefficient workplace processes.
  2. A transformational work culture.
  3. Correction of any negative leadership behaviors.

Trainers: Robin Landwehr, DBH, LPCC, NCC & Per Ostmo, BA

Wednesday Jul 21, 2021 11:00 am EDT
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In an effort to advance lifestyle medicine at a systems level, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine is offering two one-day virtual symposia that address the integration of health restoration into health systems and academic settings.

Lifestyle Medicine in Academia Symposium: Equipping the Next Generation 

Join us for a one-day symposium as we discuss how leading academic institutions and faculty members are incorporating lifestyle medicine curriculum in their academic settings. Event attendees will receive tailored education and support as presenters highlight pathways, curricula, tools and resources for the implementation of lifestyle medicine education across the entire academic spectrum. We encourage faculty, administration, deans, program directors and academicians working in bachelor, master and doctoral health professional programs, to undergraduate medical education (UME), and graduate medical education (GME) to attend this event to meet your goals of implementing Lifestyle Medicine curriculum in your setting.

Learning Objectives:

Review the current status and advancements in Lifestyle Medicine academic education. 

  • Highlight the successes and lessons learned from academic institutions leading in Lifestyle Medicine implementation. 
  • Discuss opportunities for academic institutions to incorporate lifestyle medicine at various levels of engagement. 
  • Demonstrate opportunities to implement high quality culinary medicine curriculum within preprofessional and medical education.  
  • Evaluate opportunities for academic institutions to create and enhance effective community and multidisciplinary engagement.  
  • Provide lifestyle medicine education guidance, tools, resources and individualized/customized support to attendees. 

Friday Jul 23, 2021 11:30 am EDT
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The primary care practitioner has the special and important responsibility to diagnose and manage patients with every category of ailment, injury and disease. This symposium will provide practical, evidence-based strategies to strengthen healthcare competencies. The expert faculty will explain recent advances in diagnosis, management and treatment and address compelling issues as they relate to cardiovascular risk lowering drugs, atrial fibrilation, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, osteoarthritis, benign breast disease, women’s health, osteoporosis, female sexual dysfunction, transitions of care and preventing hospital readmission, antibiotic stewardship, COPD, dermatology, and more​. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A with the faculty during the panel discussion.​

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