Health Care Homes
HCH/SIM Webinar Series
The Health Care Homes/State Innovation Model Learning Collaborative hosts a year round webinar series to provide opportunities for health care providers and community partners to learn about health transformation. Certificates of Attendance are available to participants who attend the webinar and complete an evaluation.
Fall 2015 Webinars:
Date: October 21, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. CST
Dr. Jeff Capobianco, PhD, from the National Council for Behavioral Health, presents an overview of behavioral health integration.
People with mental and substance abuse disorders may die decades earlier than the average person mostly from untreated and preventable chronic illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease that are aggravated by poor health habits such as inadequate physical activity, poor nutrition, smoking, and substance abuse. Barriers to primary care — coupled with challenges in navigating complex healthcare systems have been a major obstacle to care.
At the same time, primary care settings have become the gateway to the behavioral health system, and primary care providers need support and resources to screen and treat individuals with behavioral and general healthcare needs.
The solution lies in integrated care, the systematic coordination of general and behavioral healthcare. Integrating mental health, substance abuse, and primary care services produces the best outcomes and proves the most effective approach to caring for people with multiple healthcare needs.
By the end of the presentation participants will be able to answer the following questions:
- What are the benefits of BH/PH integration: for BH services and systems? For clients? For agencies?
- What's the current pace of BH/PH service integrations?
- How is integration currently occurring: models, methods, service configurations?
- What special considerations and concerns exist for integrating services within a managed care environment?
- Food Insecurity
Date: November 18, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. CST
Dr. Diana Cutts, Pediatrician, will discuss her work at Hennepin County Medical Center conducting food insecurity research for over 15 years, and testing interventions to address this social determinant of health in the healthcare setting.
Learning Objectives for this session:
- Define food insecurity and describe its relationship to health.
- Understand data regarding food insecurity prevalence nationally and locally, and identify risk factors.
- Learn about healthcare system based interventions to screen for and address food insecurity.
A list of previous webinars and topics our learning collaborative have covered can be found on our Past Webinars Page.