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APA offers free training in the Collaborative Care Model for psychiatrists as part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI). By participating in this initiative and training in integrated care, psychiatrists will prepare for payment reform and practicing in a value-based world.
Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) is coordinated by Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network - an intergovernmental organization responsible for Oregon Health Plan mental health services in Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook and Yamhill Counties. EASA serves youth ages 12 to 25 (15-25 in Multnomah County) who have had a first episode of psychosis within the last 12 months and their families. This page offers EASA guidelines, data collection forms and other tools.
In late September the Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center, is launching a library of behavioral health integration resources - including virtual clinic visits, topical videos and webinars, toolkits, screeners, checklists, and more - to support integrated care implementation and quality improvement.
This page includes information about Oregon's Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Task Force, including contact information for opioid misuse and addiction services and pain management resources.
Although opioids have a place in treating patients, health care prescribing of opioids for pain has generated an epidemic of prescription drug overdose mortality and morbidity, as well as substance use disorder and unstable pain care. Expanding on work CCOS have been doing, this guide is a resource to help CCOs develop a comprehensive approach to reducing opioid overdose, misuse, and opioid use disorder.
The Institute, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center, is proud to announce the launch of the Behavioral Health Integration Resource Library - a comprehensive repository for information, tools, and examples of integrated care solutions.
Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin as well as powerful pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, fentanyl, and many others. Opioid pain relievers are frequently misused because they produce euphoria. Regular use—even as prescribed by a doctor—can produce dependence, and when misused or abused, can lead to fatal overdose.
A page featuring examples of trusted screening tools that are easy to use and available at no charge, including the AUDIT and AUDIT-C, CRAFFT, DAST-10 and DAST-20 and Opioid Risk Tool, among others.
In response to the emerging crisis of clinician burnout in U.S. healthcare systems, the Foundation for Medical Excellence, with support from the Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center, initiated a study of the challenges to the well-being and work satisfaction of Oregon healthcare professionals, including the gaps that remain to be filled to strengthen the vitality of all healthcare professionals in Oregon. Read the report here.
What do people really mean when they talk about Change Management? If you search “change management,” you will come up with as many as 70,700,000 results, which is a lot to sort through! Let’s start by broadly defining Organizational and Individual Change Management.
Mindful Medicine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Portland, OR. They work to introduce evidence-based mindfulness skills relevant to health professionals drawn from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and related models. Visit their resource page to find out more about programs, articles, research and more.
Stress can often seem to be an inescapable component of working in, and receiving, health care. It's possible, however, to experience stress in a way that minimizes its harm and harnesses its ability to actually improve physiological functioning. During this webinar, join Mid Coast Health's Ben Tipton to learn how Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) can help individuals respond to stress in a way that builds resilience and confidence.
74% of US primary care physicians (PCPs) and ER doctors do not feel their healthcare facility or practice is taking effective steps to address and prevent physician burnout, according to a new microsurvey. This study discusses this and the leading causes of physician burnout.
Burnout affects physicians across all specialties, but it is particularly acute in primary care. Join Tait Shanafelt, MD, the Director of the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-Being and a Professor of Medicine and Hematology at Mayo Clinic, for his discussion on physician burnout.
This recorded webinar explains how executives from Addiction Treatment Services (ATS), Community Services Group (CSG) and Stanley Street Treatment & Resources (SSTAR) prioritized employees by giving them the resources, education, and tools to support their mental health and well-being. Slides can be found here.
This webinar highlights best practices for falls prevention, including patient assessment, medication review and reduction, and referral to community resources. It offers practical approaches for teams to adopt evidence-based falls prevention strategies in their clinic work flow and summarizes challenges and lessons learned during the adoption of the CDC’s STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents Deaths and Injuries) initiative at a large health system.