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.
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.
Population Health for Front-Line Providers: A Data Driven Approach
In the webinar, Population Health for Front-Line Providers: A Data Driven Approach, Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH and Hub coach, Carolyn Brill, CPHIMS, CHP discuss population health management for a provider audience. This data driven approach includes case examples of depression in people with diabetes and efforts to improve their clinical outcomes. This webinar will explore:
The Value-based Payment (VBP) Planning Guide is designed to assist organizations in pacing the needed changes, gaining buy-in and building needed infrastructure in order to promote a systematic approach toward transformation. The Planning Guide aims to support your organization in:
Defining a Strategy for Value-Based Contracting
This workbook was designed to assist BHAs in becoming familiar with elements of VBP, value-based payments, and provide tools to help with these transformation efforts. Ideally, the agency leadership team will have reviewed the Value-Based Payment Practice Transformation Planning Guide developed in partnership with the Healthier Washington Practice Transformation Support Hub, National Council for Behavioral Health, and the Washington Council for Behavioral Health and will have assembled a VBP/transformation team.
A New Guide: Using Pharmacies to Access Naloxone
The University of Washington's Center for Opioid Safety Education has a new guide, Using Pharmacies to Access Naloxone: a guide for community-based agencies. The guide gives an overview of how agencies can work with pharmacies to provide naloxone directly, easily, and at low cost, to specific clients at risk of overdose.
The Center also has available: