Health care delivery reform
HCA launches website about Family Initiated Treatment (FIT)
The Health Care Authority (HCA) has information for communities and providers about family initiated treatment (FIT). The site includes information on outpatient FIT, inpatient FIT, and mental health information disclosures.
All Patients Safe: Suicide Prevention for Medical Professionals is a three- or six-hour interactive self-paced training course designed to address the public health crisis and provide the necessary tools to medical providers for preventing and educating patients about suicide.
This course meets state licensure requirements for all medical professionals, including:
Report and Recommendations from the Bree Collaborative
Treatment of pain varies widely between systems and clinicians with high financial and human cost. Moving to a collaborative or team-based approach to managing complex pain has been shown to result in better patient outcomes.
However, most approaches to pain management including chronic opioid therapy involved siloed health care providers. This workgroup met from January 2018 to January 2019 and defined minimum standards for:
The number of children seeking care for a mental health crisis in an emergency department (ED) is on the rise. With limited mental health services, hospitals in rural areas bear an excessive burden.
Providing education and training at a local level for evidence-based practices in the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorders, the State Targeted Response Technical Assistance Consortium (STR-TA), funded by SAMHSA, is a response from a large coalition of national professional organizations. The Opioid Response Network, ORN, provides local training and education free of charge for specific needs at a community level.
A Team-Based Approach to Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care
This website introduces the Six Building Blocks, provides tools and resources for improving care, and offers implementation guidance. The Six Building Blocks can help anyone who is interested in improving the care of patients using long-term opioid therapy.
Person-Centered Customer Service Workshop
Person-centered customer service focuses on enhancing individuals’ healthcare experience and harnessing our own empathy, compassion and professionalism to reflect back to those we serve. It requires introspection and honest assessment of our organization and culture to improve how we serve by seeing through other individuals’ eyes and walking in their shoes. Customer service is a commitment to help and treat others as we would like to be treated along the continuum of the healthcare experience at our organization.
The MeHAF is a widely used measure of behavioral health integration that can be used for initial assessment and to follow changes in levels of integration. It is easy to use and makes sense for a range of clinical settings - both primary care and community mental health.
Doctor's Office vs. Emergency Room
The Doctor's Office Vs. Emergency Room material offers guidance to providers who wish to support health literacy with their clients. The handouts (also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali and Russian) can be printed and distributed to clients as part of a conversation on when to take a child to the doctor’s office or the emergency room.