SOON: April 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: The Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Model of Integrated Care
SOON: May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: Harm Reduction Series Session 2: Overdose Prevention or Naloxone in the Community
Register Now: May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: Providers Responsibility in Managing Medical Conditions: Making Clinical Improvements & Meeting Quality Metrics
Register Now: May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: Help! We’re so Short Staffed: Best Practices for Hiring and Retaining Your Workforce
May is National Mental Health Month. We want to recognize some of the amazing individuals who work at mental health and primary care practices in the District. From doctors and nurses to technicians and janitors, we want to showcase these front-line health care workers as a “thank you” for the work they do each day of the year.
Know someone deserving of this recognition or want to recognize yourself? Complete the form below:
National Minority Health Month
April is National Minority Health Month. This year, partners highlight the vital role individuals and organizations can play in helping to reduce health disparities and improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities.
This year’s theme is Give Your Community a Boost! The theme focuses on the continued importance of COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as one of the strongest tools we can use to protect communities from COVID-19, which has disproportionately affected communities of color.
Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and American Indian or Alaska Native people are at increased risk of getting sick, having more severe illness, and dying from COVID-19. Give Your Community a Boost! also supports many other efforts in DC and communities across the country to advance health equity.
For more information on National Minority Health Month, visit the Office of Minority Health’s website.
ICYMI: Now Offering CE for Social Workers and CME
Integrated Care DC, though our partners at Health Management Associates (HMA), has begun offering social work continuing education credits.
Health Management Associates, #1780, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Health Management Associates maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 09/22/2021 – 09/22/2022. To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation.
- PODCAST: Engaging Black Communities in SUD Treatment
- PODCAST: How 40 Seconds of Compassion Could Save a Life
- BOOK: Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference
Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Using a holistic approach, grant funds also support required activities for minor children and partners of the women, and other extended family members of the women and children, as requested by the women. Fundamental to this program is ensuring access to services for low-income women, including providing these services in locations accessible to low-income women.
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants
The CCBHC Expansion grant program must provide access to services including 24/7 crisis intervention services for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) or substance use disorders (SUD), including opioid use disorders; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED); and individuals with co-occurring mental and substance disorders (COD).
>>Apply Now! (Check back soon for an upcoming short take video on CCHBC grants)
Featured Resource | Reimbursements
Integrated Care DC’s recent survey results showed practices want more resources on ways to maximize revenue. Here’s a valuable tip on how to minimize delays in reimbursement. We have more resources like this in our resource library below.
More from the resource library
- Perinatal Substance Use: Everything You Wanted to Know
- Short Take: A Day in the Life of a Behavioral Health Consultant in Primary Care: PCBH Workflow
- Valuable Revenue Cycle Tip of the Week #6
- Valuable Revenue Cycle Tip of the Week #5
- Valuable Revenue Cycle Tip of the Week #4
- Behavioral Health Providers Responsibility in Managing Medical Conditions: Making Clinical Improvements & Meeting Quality Metrics
- CCBHC Short Take: A Vehicle for Building & Sustaining Behavioral Health System Capacity
Survey: We still want to hear from you!
Recognizing these are challenging times for all providers, Integrated Care DC needs your feedback to ensure our video sessions are helpful and responsive to you and your practices’ needs. Would you please provide input on this very short survey? It should take 5 minutes or less to complete. Link to survey!
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