Mid-month Update | August 2022

Upcoming Lunch & Learn Sessions

TODAY: Tuesday, August 16 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Behavioral Health Consultation: Planning With The Patient
Speakers: Suzanne Daub, LCSW and Marsha Johnson, LCSW

Soon: Thursday, August 25 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Effective Utilization of CRISP DC For Care Coordination By Hospitals
Hosted by the DC Hospital Association
Speakers: Elizabeth Mulugeta,Project Manager, CRISP DC and Ronald Emeni, Outreach Manager, CRISP DC

Soon: Tuesday, August 30 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Consent Management Office Hours – Session 3 of 3
Speakers: Jodi Pekkala, MPH, Marsha Johnson, LCSW, Suzanne Daub, LCSW, and Corrine Jimenez, MS, CRISP DC Project Manager

Registration Open: Thursday, September 1 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Effective Utilization of CRISP DC For Care Coordination
Hosted by the DC Hospital Association
CRISP DC Speakers: Elizabeth Mulugeta, Project Manager, Ronald Emeni, Outreach Manager, Corrine Jimenez, Project Manager, and Aida Semere, Project Manager

Registration Open: Wednesday, September 7 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Basic Basics of Advance Care Planning—What It Is, Why It’s Helpful, & How to Ensure It Matters – Session 1 of 3
Speakers: Barry Jacobs, Psy.D., Jean Glossa, MD, and Corey Main, CRISP DC

Registration Open: Tuesday, September 13 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Overcoming Patient Reluctance & Provider Discomfort to Engage in Advance Care Planning – Session 2 of 3
Speakers: Barry Jacobs, Psy.D., Jean Glossa, MD, and Corey Main, CRISP DC

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Pictured: Whitman-Walker Health Center at 1525 14th St, NW

Celebrating Health Centers

Earlier this month, we commemorated National Health Center Week (August 10-13) to raise awareness about the mission of America’s health centers. Community health centers serve 30 million patients and provide care to 1 in 6 people covered by Medicaid. In addition to providing affordable primary and preventative health services, health centers also provide critical dental, vision, and behavioral health services. Health centers have a dedicated history as health care homes to millions. These centers produce innovative solutions for the most pressing health care issues in their communities and reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the social determinants of health affecting special patient populations.

The District has programs to ensure a coordinated system of health care for DC residents across a number of health care facilities. Visit the DC Primary Care Association website for a list of DC health centers and DC Health’s website for a directory of additional facilities.

New Film Chronicles Addiction in Communities

In recognition of National Recovery Month, free screenings of the documentary TIPPING THE PAIN SCALE begins later this month in the District. The film follows individuals grappling with the current systemic failures of how we have dealt with addiction in communities and their journey to develop and employ new, innovative, and often controversial solutions to the problem. It is a quasi-anthology, weaving characters through their own stories as they connect to the issues plaguing all communities and the country in an urgent fight to save lives.

The first screening takes place August 31 at the Greenberg Theater in Ward 3 and at THEARC in Ward 8. Additional screenings are scheduled at locations throughout the District in September. Learn more here.

Featured Learning Resource:

Advancing Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care: A Continuum-Based Framework (for Primary Care Practices)

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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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