Education and Resources
- An Overview of the CDC Chronic Disease Cost Calculator
- Planned, Coordinated Care: The Why, How and What
To attend a National Leader's Perspective on Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Special Health Care needs attend the Planned, Coordinated Care: the Why, How and What presentation. Keynote Speaker is Jeanne McAllister, Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Medical Home Improvement.
Date: March 19, 2014
Time: 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel, 2200 Freeway Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Register online by February 26, 2014 no registrations accepted after this date.
This meeting is made possible by a grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (H61MC00035) and the MDH Birth Defects program.
- The Symphony and Synergy of Care Workshop
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Eastern,
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) will be hosting a webinar titled An Overview of the CDC Chronic Disease Cost Calculator.
The Chronic Disease Cost Calculator (the Cost Calculator, http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/calculator/index.htm) provides state-specific cost estimates for 10 chronic conditions: arthritis, asthma, cancer, depression, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, including congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, and other heart diseases. Estimates of medical expenses are provided for the entire state population (all payers, including the uninsured) and separately for Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. The Cost calculator also estimates absenteeism costs, and can project estimates of medical costs through 2020.
These estimates provide vital information to better understand how pervasive these chronic diseases are and the cost burden they impose. Measures of economic burden, as provided by the Cost Calculator, are especially helpful for understanding the financial consequences of selected chronic diseases. This information is vital for investment decisions for chronic disease prevention, resource allocation, and disease management programs.
This session will provide an opportunity to learn how to
• Use the Cost Calculator
• Customize the cost estimates from the Cost Calculator
• Interpret results from the Cost Calculator
Prior to the webinar, participants should have access to the Chronic Disease Cost Calculator Version 2. To download and install the software, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/calculator/download.htm and follow the instructions on the screen. Participants may require the assistance/approval of their IT department to install this software. For more additional resources such as the User Guide, Technical Appendix, and Select Tools and Resources that will not be covered in this webinar, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/calculator/resources.htm
This webinar will be recorded and archived on the CSTE Webinar Library.
To register for this training session: https://cste.webex.com/cste/k2/j.php?MTID=tfdee8c507b0dee13a30af9bb39aa45ee.
This free one-day workshop, funded by a patient experience grant from AF4Q awarded to ICSI and MNCM, will allow you to experience motivational interviewing, shared decision-making and health coaching, and learn how and when to use them effectively. With a blend of didactic presentation, skills training and practice sessions, plus time for team discussion, you'll leave with a plan for how to implement these strategies in your practice.
We encourage specialty clinicians, MDs, nurses, educators, mental health workers, and care managers. Open to ICSI members and non-members. Sign up today to secure your place at this "patient experience concert." Registration closes on February 21, 2014.
Date: March 6, 2014
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Register online by February 21, 2014 no registrations accepted after this date.
There is no charge for this workshop. First time registrants need to create a login account. Returning users, please register with your account email and password. Each person needs to register and provide their name. Registering someone else? Please register them using their email address and other information.
For more information, Email Rochelle Hayes or call the ICSI offices at 952-814-7060.
- Promoting Colon Cancer Screening within the Patient Centered Medical Home
Date: March 13, 2014
When: 12:00 - 1:00pm
The CRC Clinician’s Guide, available at nccrt.org, is a practical guide for primary care clinicians, entitled, “"How to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice: A Primary Care Clinician’s Evidenced-Based Toolbox and Guide.”The Guide outlines efficient ways for practices to get every eligible patient the colorectal cancer screening tests he or she needs. The Guide contains evidenced-based tools, sample templates and strategies that can help practices improve their screening performance. This webinar will provide an overview of these resources and address how they are compatible with a health care home approach to preventive health care.
Visit Monthly Webinars Page for more information.
The Medical Home Summit: The Leading Forum on Developing and Implementing Patient and Family Centered Medical Homes.
Date: March 17-19, 2014
Where: Philadelphia, PA or Webcast Participation
The Sixth National Medical Home Summit, co-hosted by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), will bring together the leading authorities and practitioners in the medical home field to discuss how it is working, where it has proven outcomes, what lessons have been learned, where it needs improvement, and what issues and challenges lie ahead. Marie Maes-Voreis, Director of Health Care Homes at the Minnesota Department of Health is one of the speakers.
Visit The Medical Home Summit registration page for more information.
Health Care Homes Learning Collaborative Events:
- Monthly Webinar
- Learning Days Fall 2014
Promoting Colon Cancer Screening within the Patient Centered Medical Home
March 13, 2014 from 12 - 1:00 p.m.
Registion is now open.
This guide is designed to serve as a resource, not an endorsement of the materials listed.
- Getting Started – General Resources
Tool kits and other information for those who need an understanding of the basic concepts and rationale for the health care home (also called the medical home and patient-centered medical home). Also includes practical examples of building and implementing the medical home components in a medical practice.
- Patient- and Family-Centered Care
Partnering with patients and families is the core of the all health care home concepts and a key component in quality improvement programs. These resources offer tips on incorporating the partnership into clinic governance and culture and the use of checklists and assessment tools to direct implementation.
- Health Care Home Background Information from the State of Minnesota
This is a concise list of Minnesota statutes, draft rules and reports related to health care homes. Reports discuss outcomes measurement and capacity assessment.
- Tools and tips for success with each of the five health care home standards
This section offers resources specifically focused on the main standards required for certification as a health care home.
- Materials from educational events sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health
Archived materials from past events, organized by topic.
National Center for Medical Home Implementation
The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative (www.safetynetmedicalhome.org) website provides access to implementation guides, assessment tools, presentations and other materials on the Change Concepts, as well as on PCMH payment policy topics.
- Engaged Leadership: Resources for Leaders (June 2012): This supplement provides additional tools, resources and training programs to assist leaders moving forward in PCMH transformation.
MinnesotaHelp.Info® and Senior LinkAge Line® Presentation by the Minnesota Board on Aging (PDF: 33 pages / 697KB)
- Minnesota Health Action Group: Health Care Home Tool Kit - This tool kit is designed to help employers learn how primary care is being restructured and financed through Health Care Homes (HCH) in Minnesota and Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) nationally. This information includes questions, topics and resources for employers to consider, discuss with health plans and providers, and use as guides as you explore HCH.