Health Care Homes
Learning Days Event
The annual Learning Days conference brings together more than 300 health care providers, public health professionals and community partners to exchange information, advance health transformation, and build relationships.
Thank You for Attending Learning Days 2019!
Close to 300 people braved the weather for a day of networking and collaborative learning at Learning Days 2019 on April 9-10 at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center in St. Paul.
Check out the links below for meeting illustrations, photos, information on the Health Care Homes Innovation Awards, and downloadable copies of the Learning Days presentations.
Thank You Learning Days Sponsors!
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Meeting Illustrations by Amy Sparks.
Tuesday, April 9
Wednesday, April 10
|Kelsey Rogers Corrigan, RN, NP Student, from CHI – St Gabriel’s Family Health Care|
|Rae Blaylark, CHW Sickle Cell Patient Family Health Advocate Cancer & Blood Disorders Program, Children’s MN|
|Networking and learning together!|
|Maria Veronica Svetaz, Aqui para ti/Here for You, introduced the winners of the HCH Innovation Awards.|
|Jon Hallberg, MD, and Hippocrates Café set the tone for the day through story and song.|
|T. Mychael Rambo, Hippocrates Café, inspired us with soulful songs.|
|Rachel Cahoon, MDH Health Economics, presented new research showing that Health Care Homes provide better diabetes care with better outcomes.|
Congratulations 2019 Winners of Heath Care Homes Innovation Awards!
Children’s Minnesota Community Connect Program
In 2018, Children’s Minnesota began screening patients’ social needs as well as their physical needs at well child visits, and put in place a team of resource navigators to help families connect to community resources to address social needs such as housing, transportation, food insecurity or employment, among others.
Resource navigators are proficient in the languages and cultures of their patients and families, which helps to establish open communication and trust. The Community Connect team stays in touch with families referred for community services, and provides additional assistance as needed. The clinic and community service organizations work in partnership to meet social needs.
Of the 2,300 families that received support through the Community Connect program in 2018, 80 percent report that participating in Community Connect improved their family’s health.
“Community Connect is more than a program. It’s a culture shift in how we take care of patients and families.” Hilary Carruthers, MD, at Children’s Minnesota
South Lake Pediatrics, Minneapolis, MN
South Lake Pediatrics innovated by integrating physical and emotional health for the clinic’s pediatric patient population. Integration began by adding mental health screenings to well child visits, then adding care coordinators to assist families with resources inside and outside the clinic.
Care coordinators are proficient in the languages and cultures their patients and families, which aids communication and trust. Care coordinators monitor families referred for services and provide support as needed. Clinic, specialty providers and community organizations work in partnership to meet physical and emotional health needs.
In 2016, the clinic co-located therapists and psychiatrists to ease referral, collaboration and follow up care. As a result, referrals for therapy have gone up, and mental health related emergency room visits and hospitalizations have gone down. Clinicians report that workplace stress has improved. Most importantly, young people are getting care they need for physical and emotional health and well-being.
A survey was sent to all registered participants after the conference. Please take time to provide feedback so we can continually improve this learning opportunity for you. If you attended and did not receive an online survey, please contact us.
Certificates of attendance will be available upon completion of the online evaluation following the conference and accrued to your Learning Center transcript. Please submit the certificate to your licensing board to obtain CEU credits. CME is not available for this event.