Integrated Care DC January 2023 Newsletter

January is Mental Wellness Month

January is Mental Wellness Month. It is a great reminder to check Integrated Care DC for the latest tools and resources to help your patients cope better with the everyday stresses of work and home life. It is also an opportunity to provide patients with mental wellness programs that build resiliency at home and in their communities. Several additional resources could help. Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program has 4 Ways to Practice Mental Wellness in the New Year. Also, the DC Department of Behavioral Health lists several local mental health organizations where patients can get help.

Upcoming Lunch & Learn Sessions

Register Now: Tuesday, January 17 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
PCBH Series
Sustainable Trauma Treatment: How Accelerated Resolution Therapy Can be Utilized in a PCBH Setting to Effectively Treat Trauma
Speakers: Rachel Delaney Geier, MSW, LICSW; Suzanne Daub, LCSW; & Marsha Johnson, LCSW

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Integrated Care DC Practice Spotlight:

Unity Health Care embeds behavioral health providers onto care teams

Photo Courtesy of Unity Website

Unity Health Care (Unity) is the District’s largest network of community health centers and has committed to integrating primary care and behavioral health services since 2020. Through Integrated Care DC, Unity leadership has engaged their primary care and behavioral health providers in evolving their services along the integrated care continuum.

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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.

In Case You Missed It…

Check out, re-watch, and re-live our most popular webinars and resources from 2022:

  1. Behavioral Health Consultation: The Structure Of The Visit
  2. Integrating Physical and Behavioral Healthcare 101
  3. The Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Model of Integrated Care
  4. Short Take: A Day in the Life of a Behavioral Health Consultant in Primary Care: PCBH Workflow
  5. Understanding Value-Based Care & Value-Based Purchasing
  6. Revenue Cycle Foundations 101 Education Session
  7. Promoting Culturally & Linguistically Effective Screening Techniques
  8. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  9. Consent to Share Substance Use Disorder Information: A Provider’s Experience
  10. Stepped Behavioral Care in Primary Care

Available On-Demand

Primary Care Behavioral Health Webinars

Have you attended the Primary Care Behavioral Health webinars yet? These popular group sessions provide practical and concrete skills for delivering behavioral health care that is simultaneously co-located, collaborative, and integrated within the primary care clinic. Topics included structuring the behavioral health consultation visit, planning with the patient, adapting evidence-based behavioral health interventions for primary care, and addressing chronic health conditions.

Each of these highly interactive sessions includes a case presentation and opportunities for providers to discuss their challenges and successes with Integrated Care DC experts. It’s never too late to join in. On November 15, we will discuss handling behavioral health emergencies in primary care, and on December 13, we will consider data collection to demonstrate program success. We hope to see you there!

Feedback from participants:

“I intend to use the knowledge to ensure a better experience in the discharge planning process of my patients.”

“I hope to reflect more on how I want to show up with clients. I intend to think more about my approach, guidance, and strategies, and how I can leave the client feeling empowered and safe.”

In case you missed them, you can access past PCBH series recordings on demand:

Advance Directive Learning Series

Did you miss our Advance Directive webinar series? You can now access these sessions on-demand on the Integrated Care DC learning resource page. During the three sessions, HMA’s Dr. Barry Jacobs led a panel that included Corey Main from DC CRISP and Nathanial Curry from DHCF through case discussions focusing on why and how the care team can talk to their patients about this sensitive topic. The panel also discussed ways providers could use the new CRISP Advance Directive tool. The Integrated Care DC team offers practice-level support on this critical topic. You can sign up for coaching here.

Featured Learning Resource:

Behavioral Interventions for Stress Management

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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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