Integrated Care DC February 2022 Newsletter

In this Edition…

  • Black History and Mental Health
  • Upcoming events
  • What we’re reading and listening to…
  • Funding opportunities
  • Featured resources – Collaborative Care
  • Survey: We still want to hear from you
  • Dive into a topic

Black History and Mental Health

It’s the start of Black History Month, where we celebrate the immeasurable contributions of African Americans to the life, culture, and wealth of the United States. Established in 1926 by American historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the commemoration initially corresponded with the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln to honor their fight to free the formerly enslaved.

Today, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), founded by Dr. Woodson more than a century ago, is focusing on the importance of Black health and wellness in 2022. According to ASALH, Black health and wellness includes not only one’s physical body but also emotional and mental health. And that the rise of fields such as public and community health and health informatics have led to an increase in preventive care and a focus on body positivity, physical exercise, nutrition, and more.

You can take deeper look at ASALH’s 2022 theme for Black History Month and apply it to the work at your practice by visiting this site.

Upcoming Events

SOON: February 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
How to Mitigate Workforce Burnout & Fatigue

SOON: February 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bundle Up! What’s a Bundled Payment & How Does It Fit Into a VBP framework?

REGISTER NOW: February 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Integrating Screening for Drug Use in General Medical Settings & Optimizing the Care Team

REGISTER NOW: March 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Primary Care Behavioral Health

More Events

What we’re reading & listening to…

From Suzanne Daub…

Funding Opportunities

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants
The CCBHC Expansion grant program must provide access to services including 24/7 crisis intervention services for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) or substance use disorders (SUD), including opioid use disorders; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED); and individuals with co-occurring mental and substance disorders (COD).
>>Apply Now!

Harm Reduction Grant Program
Funding will be used to enhance overdose and other types of prevention activities to help control the spread of infectious diseases and the consequences of such diseases for individuals with, or at risk of developing substance use disorders (SUD), support distribution of opioid overdose reversal medication to individuals at risk of overdose, build connections for individuals at risk for, or with, a SUD to overdose education, counseling, and more.
>>Apply Now!

Featured Resource | Website

Based on principles of effective chronic illness care, Collaborative Care focuses on defined patient populations tracked in a registry, measurement-based practice, and treatment to target. Trained primary care providers and embedded behavioral health professionals provide evidence-based medication or psychosocial treatments, supported by regular psychiatric case consultation and treatment adjustment for patients who are not improving as expected. You can read the full article here.

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Survey: We still want to hear from you!

Recognizing these are challenging times for all providers, Integrated Care DC needs your feedback to ensure our video sessions are helpful and responsive to you and your practices’ needs. Would you please provide input on this very short survey? It should take 5 minutes or less to complete. Link to survey!

More Resources

Dive into a Topic

Behavioral Health | Econsult/Telehealth | Screening and/or Assessment | HIE | Care Team Optimization | MAT | COVID-19 | Patient Engagement | Stigma Abatement | Substance/OUD

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