Integrated Care DC June 2023 Newsletter

LGBTQ+ Pride Month: Ensuring Affirmative and Inclusive Whole-Person Care

On June 1, Mayor Muriel Bowser raised the LGBTQIA+ pride flag at the John A. Wilson Building to kick off Pride Month in the District of Columbia, an annual celebration honoring the District’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer residents. Capital Pride’s theme, “Peace, Love, Revolution,” also serves as a reminder of the ongoing fight for social justice. Bias and discrimination are among the factors contributing to persistent disparities in health and mental health for this diverse community.

Today at noon, Integrated Care DC will host part two of the LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency training series to continue exploring topics discussed in part one. The webinar will include provider perspectives on best practices for cultural competence to meet the medical, behavioral health, and social needs of individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ and on the importance of collecting, storing, and using Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) data to improve care and outcomes.

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What Do you Need to Prepare for Value-Based Care? Survey Due June 16 to Identify Medicaid Provider Priorities for Business Transformation

The DC Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) is launching a new business transformation technical assistance initiative for District providers who serve Medicaid beneficiaries. The first phase of the initiative aims to gather firsthand information from District providers about current business practices. DHCF’s goal is to determine how best to provide technical assistance to District providers preparing for value-based payment transformation.

We encourage providers to participate in a brief survey about your organization’s operational, financial, data/analytics, and legal capacity and resource needs. The survey will take no more than 30 minutes for a member of your senior leadership to complete, and responses will be confidential. As a thank you, respondents will receive a $25 gift card, with a limit of one $25 gift card per site.

Your participation is important. Please complete the survey by no later than Friday, June 16.

Upcoming Webinars

Check out one or more of our upcoming Integrated Care DC webinars. You can earn one CME/CE credit for each one-hour live session. As a reminder: prior attendance is not required for any webinar series. If you missed a live webinar, you can still catch up by watching recordings on-demand in the Learning Library.

Happening Today: Tuesday, June 6 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training – Part 2
Speaker: Nora L. Carreras, MPA

Happening Soon: Thursday, June 15 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
CRISP DC – Consent Tool
Speaker: Abby Lutz, CRISP DC

Happening Soon: Tuesday, June 20 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Engaging Families – PCBH Series Part 12
Speakers: Suzanne Daub, LCSW and Jennifer Hodgson

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In Case You Missed It:

Key Takeaways from DC Managed Care Readiness Workshop

Did you miss the Managed Care Readiness Workshop last month? Nearly 200 stakeholders registered for the in-person event hosted by the Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF), DBH Training Institute, and Integrated Care DC to learn more about integrating behavioral health into the District’s Medicaid Managed Care program. We invite you to visit our dedicated Managed Care webpage to view videos of the keynote and plenary sessions, presentation slides, and much more.

Consent Management Learning Series

Part 1: Watch on-demand: The Basics

Part 2: Watch on-demand: A Provider’s Experience

Part 3: Watch on-demand: Office Hours

Quality & Population Health Learning Series

Part 1 – Watch on-demand: Quality Measurement Basics: And Why it Matters

Part 2 – Watch on-demand: Treatment Planning

Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Learning Series

Watch on-demand all previous PCBH Learning Series

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Is Your Practice Ready?

Did you know that Integrated Care DC offers free training, technical assistance, and personalized practice coaching to build your capacity for integrated whole-person care? All DC Medicaid providers, including physical health, behavioral health, specialty, and other provider types, are eligible. Integrated whole-person care improves patient outcomes and increases beneficiary and provider satisfaction. To get started, click the button below to schedule a consultation with one of our expert coaches or visit for learn more.

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