Integrated Care DC January 2024 Newsletter

Integrating Social Services with Primary and Behavioral Health Care

Research underscores the positive impact of integrated primary care and behavioral health delivered by interprofessional teams of medical and mental health professionals. Studies also suggest that integrating health and human services to address health-related social needs (HRSN) can improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities among some populations, including individuals with complex chronic health conditions.

Providers can begin by conducting routine screening for social determinants of health (SDOH) and associated HRSN using a screening tool. Examples of adverse outcomes related to SDOH include asthma exacerbations triggered by poor housing conditions, diabetes-related hospital admissions related to food insecurity, lack of prenatal care due to transportation barriers, and stress-related illness resulting from unemployment.

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Advancing PopHealth Analytics: Empowering Healthcare Professionals for Better Patient Care in DC!

The PopHealth Analytics tool is now available to providers in CRISP DC, the designated health information exchange (HIE) serving the District of Columbia. Providers can now access a suite of healthcare data and related analytics to help improve patient care throughout the District. PopHealth enables population-level and panel-level management using clinical and administrative data. Providers previously credentialed to access the CRISP DC HIE must be credentialed separately to access PopHealth Analytics.

For more information, visit the PopHealth Analytics webpage or contact CRISP DC’s support team at for more information. To schedule a walkthrough and get started, please contact

Upcoming Events

Happening Tomorrow: January 10, 2024 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
CRISP DC – Consent Tool
Speaker: Abby Lutz, CRISP DC

Happening Soon: January 18, 2024 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
CRISP DC Webinar Series: Advance Care Planning
Speaker: Corey Main, Account Manager, CRISP DC

More Events

As we reflect on the wealth of knowledge shared and insights gained, we present to you the top 10 most viewed webinars and resources from Integrated Care’s Learning Library in 2023. The selections represent a collective journey toward advancing whole-person care, fostering collaboration among healthcare practices, and addressing the diverse needs of patients. Explore the transformative ideas and best practices that have captured the attention and engagement of the practice community, paving the way for a more integrated and patient-centered approach to health care in the District of Columbia.

10. Determining Cost of Provider Care – A Useful Business Management Tool
9. The Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Model of Integrated Care
8. Dosing and Titrating Care (PCBH Series Part 10)
7. Quality Measurement Basics: And Why it Matters (Quality & Population Health Series, Part 1)
6. New Diagnosis of a Chronic Medical Condition (PCBH Series Part 11)
5. Business Transformation VBP Toolkit
4. Addiction Neuroscience 101
3. LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training – Part 1
2. Guiding: Using Motivational Interviewing Skills to Guide Conversations (Motivational Interviewing Series, Part 2)
1. LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training – Part 2

If you missed any of our live webinars, you can still catch up by watching recordings on-demand in the Learning Library.


DHCF and DBH host regular stakeholder meetings to share information, solicit feedback, and offer training opportunities:

The HIE Policy Board meeting dates for 2024 are:

  • Thursday, January 25, 2024
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024
  • Thursday, July 18, 2024
  • Thursday, October 17, 2024

Is Your Practice Ready?

Integrating whole-person care has improved patient outcomes and increased beneficiary and provider satisfaction. Integrated Care DC will help ensure you have the infrastructure, knowledge, and tools to deliver high-value patient care.

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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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