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Problem Solving Treatment for Patients with Depression - October 24, 2019

September -- ABOUT PROBLEM SOLVING TREATMENT
Problem Solving Treatment (PST), also known as Problem-Solving Treatment – Primary Care (PST-PC), teaches and empowers patients to solve the here-and-now problems contributing to their depression and helps increase self-efficacy. 

Developed for use by medical professionals in primary care settings, an extensive evidence base shows that PST can effectively be provided in a wide range of settings and with a variety of providers and patient populations. 

As part of a treatment plan, PST typically involves six to ten sessions, depending on the patient’s needs. The first appointment is approximately one hour long (this can be split into two separate ½ hour sessions if scheduling an hour is difficult) because it includes psychoeducation and an introduction to the PST model before PST is applied. Subsequent appointments are 30 minutes long.

For more information visit the AIMS Center webpage.

Date Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Register

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Flyer download the PDF

 

 


Tribal Health Systems and Medicaid Transformation Webinar - May 9

May -- How is Washington's Medicaid Transformation affecting the state's nearly 70,000 American Indian/Alaska Native Medicaid enrollees?

How is Washington working with the 29 federally recognized tribes, three Indian Health Service facilities, and two Urban Indian Health Programs on Transformation initiatives? 

How is the Health Care Authority adapting the complexities of the Transformation to benefit the even more complex Indian health care system?

On Thursday, May 9, the Healthier Washington Quarterly Webinar series will explore the intersection, and sometimes collision, of the Indian health care system and the state's Medicaid Transformation. Attendees will gain insight to the complexities of implementing statewide delivery system reform while respecting tribal sovereignty. 

Jessie Dean and Lena Nachand of the Health Care Authority's Tribal Affairs division will lead this discussion. Following the presentation, there will be time for questions and comments. 

Please join us for this upcoming webinar: Tribal health systems and Medicaid Transformation 

Date Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Register HERE

 

World TB Day webinar on March 25

March -- Please join us for a World TB Day webinar on March 25 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The presenter is Khayr Abdi, a patient survivor of multidrug-resistant TB who shares his story with healthcare professionals to lessen the physical and psychological side effects of future patients undergoing TB treatment.


Lessons from a MDR-TB Survivor: A World Tuberculosis Day Webinar

Register here

 

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe 2 ways of communicating with TB patients that diminishes stigma of the disease to promote successful completion of treatment
  • Identify some challenges and successes of a TB survivor's experience with healthcare professionals to better inform future patient interactions

 


Onsite training offers evidence-based outpatient miscarriage management


January -- Onsite training can help your facility offer evidence-based outpatient miscarriage management. Early pregnancy loss is common, occurring in approximately 15-20% of known pregnancies. It's often managed in the operating room despite evidence showing treatment in outpatient or emergency department settings can save time, cost, is equally safe, and is preferred by many patients.


The Department of Health funds the University of Washington to do 2-3 site-specific trainings each year on integrating outpatient miscarriage management. Several critical access hospital systems have previously participated and we would love to have more rural health clinics, rural hospitals and federally qualified health centers take part.


TEAMM (Training, Education and Advocacy in Miscarriage Management) trains healthcare teams to integrate all three forms of early pregnancy loss management – expectant, medication, and manual uterine aspiration – into their office-based and emergency medicine settings. The goal is to bridge the gap between the needs of patients to access high quality early pregnancy loss care and the technical training and practice integration assistance required for healthcare teams to offer this service.


UW brings their team to sites to give a training aimed at helping interdisciplinary and interprofessional clinical staff integrate comprehensive miscarriage management services into their outpatient clinic setting(s).  The project started in the UW Family Medicine Residency Network more than 10 years ago and has expanded to other sorts of clinical settings, including OB/GYN clinics, other primary care clinics, and emergency departments.

You can view the flyer for more information. It is also posted on the TEAMM website.  If you’d like to explore more with UW you can reach the project staff here:  teamm@uw.edu.

 

 

Webinar (9/10/18), Operationalizing Rapid Access: Buprenorphine Pathways Program at PHSKC

You are invited to an upcoming webinar, Operationalizing Rapid Access: Buprenorphine Pathways Program at PHSKC. Join Pat Kennedy LICSW, Program Manager at Public Health – Seattle & King County and one of the clinical care team members at Buprenorphine Pathways as they provide information about program operations, staffing model, financing strategies, and their treatment philosophy.

Webinar

Operationalizing Rapid Access - Buprenorphine Pathways Program at PHSKC
Date Monday, September 10, 2018
Time 12-1 PM Pacific
Registration Required Registration is closed

 

The PHSKC Buprenorphine Pathways Program began as a pilot with a Nurse Care Manager model designed as a harm reduction approach to help address the opioid epidemic and reduce overdose death. It has grown to provide low barrier access to buprenorphine assisted treatment and on-going care to the most vulnerable populations at the health department’s Downtown Public Health Center. Pat Kennedy LICSW, Program Manager, and one of the clinical care teams at Buprenorphine Pathways will provide information about program operations, staffing model, financing strategies, and their treatment philosophy. The team will also answer questions from those attending the webinar. This free presentation is brought to you by: •

This free presentation is brought to you by:

  • University of Washington AIMS Center
  • University of Washington ADAI
  • Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR)

Survey: Value-based Payments (7/5/18)

The Washington State Health Care Authority is requesting provider participation in a survey on the use of value-based payments among Washington State providers. This survey will provide valuable insight into the challenges providers face as they consider adopting new payment arrangements. Last year’s survey provided valuable insight to the state and its partners, particularly Accountable Communities of Health, and HCA looks forward to building on that information to continue progress toward meeting our goals of delivery system transformation.   
 
The survey includes five sections: Provider Information; Participation in VBP; Health Disparities & Health Equity; Integration, Workforce, & Technical Support; and Attestation. The financial questions included in the second section refer to the 2017 calendar year (January 1 – December 31, 2017).
 
The survey is designed to be completed by an administrative leader, with consultation where necessary from clinicians, with one survey per organization. It should take no more than 30 minutes to complete and will be open through August 31.   
 
Note: Indian health care providers (IHCPs) are not obligated to participate in this survey. Due to the complexity and diversity of funding for IHCPs, HCA’s survey to measure value-based payments (VBP) to providers may not be relevant to IHCPs.
 
•    Click to download the survey (Excel)
•    Click to see last year’s survey results
•    HCA’s Paying for Value webpage

 

Job Posting: Practice Facilitator SW Region (6/3/18)

WA State Department of Health is seeking a practice facilitator for the SW region. The Practice Facilitator is funded through the Pediatric-Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (P-TCPI) whose work includes increasing access to high quality pediatric care. The practice facilitator coordinates training, support, and technical assistance for pediatric and behavior health clinicians and their care teams.  

The Practice Facilitator will develop relationships with the healthcare community in the SW region in order to provide coaching, expert faculty, peer-to-peer networking, and other resources for pediatric practice teams. This position is responsible for facilitating community-clinical linkages to support pediatric care beyond the walls of the clinic setting.

This is a full-time project Health Service Consultant 3 (HSC 3) within Division of Prevention and Community Health – Office of Family and Community Health Improvement, Community Healthcare Improvement and Linkages.
The Pediatric-Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (P-TCPI) and this position are currently funded through September 27, 2019.

For additional information please contact Melissa Thoemke, P-TCPi Unit Manager, at (360) 236-3365, or by email: melissa.thoemke@doh.wa.gov.