Integrated Care DC February 2023 Newsletter

Black Mental Health Matters

February 2023 marks Black History Month, an annual commemoration of Black Americans’ achievements, contributions, and history. This year’s celebration of the strength and resilience of the Black community also provides a critical opportunity for the healthcare field to deepen its commitment to reducing persistent racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in behavioral health access and outcomes. Integrating physical and behavioral healthcare holds promise for reducing such disparities. But to advance health equity, we must also address existing systemic, structural, and sociocultural barriers to high-quality care for underserved populations. The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, offers curated resources for the mental health workforce on cultural responsiveness, racial equity, and cultural diversity. Additionally, DC’s Department of Behavioral Health helps connect individuals and families with local mental health and substance use disorder providers.

Upcoming Lunch & Learn Sessions

Happening Soon: Thursday, February 16 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
CRISP DC Consent Tool Webinar
Speakers: Click here!

Happening Soon: Tuesday, February 21 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Is a 20-Minute Consultation Realistic? (PCBH Series Part 8)
Speakers: Suzanne Daub, LCSW & Neftali Serrano, PsyD of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association

Register Now: Thursday, March 2 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Quality Measurement Basics: And Why it Matters (Quality & Population Health Series, Part 1)
Speakers: Jodi M. Pekkala, MPH & Caitlin Thomas-Henkel, MSW

Register Now: Wednesday, March 8 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Guiding: Using Motivational Interviewing Skills to Guide Conversations (Motivational Interviewing Series, Part 2)
Speakers: Suzanne Daub, LCSW & Marsha Johnson, LCSW

Integrated Care DC Practice Spotlight
Community Wellness Ventures Integrates Data to Support Care

Integrated Care DC Practice Spotlight
Community Wellness Ventures Integrates Data to Support Care

We are featuring one or more participating practices in the Integrated Care DC program that are making exceptional progress delivering whole-person care for DC residents. If you know a practice or someone deserving of this feature or want to feature yourself, use this link to tell us more.

Latest from the Learning Library

Motivational Interviewing Refresher: Using Open Ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflection and Summarizing (OARS) skills to Strengthen Motivation to Change (Motivational Interviewing Series, Part 1)
Sustainable Trauma Treatment: How Accelerated Resolution Therapy can be Utilized in a PCBH Setting to Effectively Treat Trauma
Allowing Data to Tell a Story: Relevant Metrics to Help Reflect the Infinite Values of Integrated Healthcare
Achieving Better Outcomes Through Value-Based Care and Population Health Strategies

More Resources

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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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