Training Opportunities and Archives
IBHP-sponsored training Powerpoint presentations:
Mary Rainwater, 7/21/10
Barbara Mauer, 6/8/10
THE 2013 EDITION OF THE PARTNERS IN HEALTH: MENTAL HEALTH, PRIMARY CARE AND SUBSTANCE USE INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION TOOL KIT IS HERE!
Posted on 04/23/2013
The updated PARTNERS IN HEALTH: MENTAL HEALTH, PRIMARY CARE AND SUBSTANCE USE INTER-AGENCY COLLABORATION TOOL KIT has arrived! The Kit, an update of the 2009 edition, was developed by the Integrated Behavioral Health Project (IBHP) and sponsored by the California Health Services Authority's (CalMHSA) Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative.
The 353 page Kit may seem a bit daunting at first, but the Table of Contents is interactive - and users can link directly to the sections they're interested in with just a click. Designed to help primary care clinics and behavioral health agencies forge collaborative relationships, the Tool Kit provides job descriptions; sample agreements and contracts; screening instruments and evaluation measures; operational forms; strategies and prototypes for integrating mental and physical services; practical advice; issues to consider when brokering agreements; mutual role descriptions and much more. Though the focus is on California counties, much of the Tool Kit information can be generalized to other locales. Questions or comments about the Kit should be directed to Barbara Demming Lurie, email@example.com.
NEW SCREENING TOOL RESOURCE
Posted on 10/07/2013
IBHP, this website host, has created a new electronic quick reference guide of screening instruments for behavioral health professionals in conjunction with CPCA and its Behavioral Health Network. "Integrated Behavioral Health Screening Tools for Primary Care" is designed to provide hotlinks to screening tools and resources recommended for use in primary care. Instruments are grouped by those relating to general health and welfare; pediatrics; mood and anxiety disorders; and substance use disorders, as well as other conditions. Many of the forms have been translated into multiple languages. To access an individual instrument, open the document on a computer or hand-held device, click on the blue type and review, download or print the tools and/or click the website link for more information.
NEW IBHP RESOURCE DOCUMENTS FOR THE FIELD
Posted on 01/15/2014
With funding from CalMHSA, IBHP (Integrated Behavioral Health Project - this website's host) has developed seven briefs examining different facets of integrated care:
1) "Advancing Clinical Information Systems to Support Care Coordination and Improved Outcomes for Individuals with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders";
2) "An Update on Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services in California Community Clinics and Health Centers";
3) "Peer Models and Usage in California Behavioral Health and Primary Care Settings";
4) "An Update on Integrated Behavioral Health Projects in California Counties;"
5) "Stigma and Attitudes Toward Working in Integrated Care";
6) "Health Reform and Transformation of the Delivery of Care"; and
7) "Training Needs in Integrated Care"
INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE IN LONG BEACH, CA
Posted on 02/12/2014
A Conference on Integrated Behavioral Healthcare will be held from 8am to 5pm on March 13th and 14th, 2014 at the Long Beach Hilton. Registration is $99 for one day or $189 for both. Among the speakers will be Kathy Reynolds of the National Council and Jeff Reiter of HealthPoint, both speaking on financial issues.
FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR INTEGRATED CARE RESEARCH
Posted on 02/12/2014
The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute is providing up to $10 million each to support six to nine clinical trials examining various facets of healthcare. Among their research priorities is the integration of behavioral health services into primary care. Letters of intent are due March 7th, 2014.
SUBSTANCE USE, MENTAL HEALTH AND PRIMARY CARE INTEGRATION RESOURCES AVAILABLE
Posted on 11/15/2013
Powerpoint presentations and a series of online courses affording CEUs are being made available by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. These resources stemmed from the 10th annual "Integrating Substance Use, Mental Health and Primary Care Services" conference these organizations, along with IBHP and others, co-sponsored in October, 2013.
HRSA IS AWARDING $50 MILLION FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTEGRATION
Posted on 02/03/2014
HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) announced it is awarding $50 million in grants of up to $250,000 each as part of the "Affordable Care Act Mental Health Service Expansion - Behavioral Health Integration". The deadline to apply is March 3, 2014.
SCREENING AND BRIEF INTERVENTION FOR ALCOHOL USE NOW MEDI-CAL (MEDICAID) REIMBURSABLE
Posted on 01/07/2014
SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with, or at risk of developing substance use disorders. Screening, brief intervention and referral take place at primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings, providing opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur. California's implementation of this program is called CASBIRT.
SBIRT services became a Medi-Cal benefit beginning for alcohol use only (no drug related services) as of January 1, 2014. Providers eligible to screen and provide brief intervention may be reimbursed for both the alcohol screening and for the brief interventions. SBIRT-related videos and webinars can be found on youtube. Additional resources can be found on the Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS). Training webinars will be offered Feburary 28th and March 24th, 2014.