Integrated Care DC March 2023 Newsletter

Women’s History Month and Mental Health

Mental health is vital to women’s physical and emotional well-being, and Women’s History Month is the perfect time to focus on the importance of behavioral health in women’s lives. It is essential to recognize that mental health is integral to an individual’s overall health.

More than 1 in 5 women in the United States experienced a mental health condition in the past year, such as depression or anxiety. Mental health conditions like depression and bipolar disorder often affect more women than men or affect women in different ways than men. Women are particularly vulnerable to mental health issues due to sexism, racism, poverty, and other forms of discrimination.

The Office on Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has resources to help practices better coordinate and addresses women’s physical and mental health. HHS’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a substance abuse treatment tip sheet on addressing the specific needs of women. Additionally, the DC Department of Behavioral Health Access HelpLine at 1(888)7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357 helps connect individuals and families with local mental health and substance use disorder providers.

Upcoming Webinars and Learning Series
Integrated Care DC recently launched three learning series – Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH), Quality & Population Health, and Motivational Interviewing – to provide practical skills to tackle common practice challenges. You’ll find the latest session listed below as well as an upcoming lunch and learn session on Building Enhanced Referrals. 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.

Motivational Interviewing Learning Series

Part 2: Happening Tomorrow: 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 and Marsha Johnson, LCSW

Part 1: Watch on-demand: Motivational Interviewing Refresher: Using Open Ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflection & Summarizing (OARS) Skills to Strengthen Motivation to Change
PCBH Learning Series

Watch On-Demand All Previous PCBH Learning Series

Part 9 – Register Now: Tuesday, March 21 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Addressing Grief in PCBH
Speaker: Marsha Johnson, LCSW

Part 10 – Register Now: Tuesday, April 18 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Dosing and Titrating Care
Speakers: Suzanne Daub, LCSW, and Neftali Serrano, PsyD, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association

Part 11 – Register Now: Tuesday, May 16 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
New Diagnosis of a Chronic Condition
Speakers: Suzanne Daub, LCSW

Part 12 – Register Now: Tuesday, June 20 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Engaging Families
Speakers: Suzanne Daub, LCSW, and Jennifer Hodgson

Quality & Population Health Learning Series

Part 2 – Happening Soon: Tuesday, March 14 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Treatment Planning (Quality & Population Health Series, Part 2)
Speaker: Debbi Witham, LMSW

Part 1 – Watch On-demand: Quality Measurement Basics: And Why it Matters (Quality & Population Health Series, Part 1)
Speakers: Jodi M. Pekkala, MPH, and Caitlin Thomas-Henkel, MSW

Other Upcoming Sessions

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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