March 4 and April 15
Foundations of Motivational Interviewing Workshop
Date change! Learn more and register by February 26, 2016. Special member rate!
ICSI Members Urgently Needed
Colloquium: May 9 - 11, 2016
Join us at this annual gathering of Minnesota's health care community! Check out the flyer for more on our keynoters, breakout sessions, and a pre-conference workshop, Turning Surviving Into Thriving, you can't afford to miss. Learn more.
Recent NewsAll News
New ICSI Healthy Lifestyles Guideline, Endorsement of VA COPD Guideline
ICSI is excited to announce that the revised Healthy Lifestyles guideline is now available. This document provides guidance to the clinician and team on how to address behavior issues including physical activity, tobacco, alcohol, nutrition, healthy thinking, and sleep. ICSI also endorsed with qualifications the Veteran’s Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Read more.
Member Spotlight: Going Beyond Clinical Walls with Healing Hearts, Creating Hope Project
HealthEast Care System in St. Paul is excited to share an update about its partnership with the Center for Victims of Torture™ (CVT). Healing Hearts, Creating Hope is a multi-year collaborative project that provides onsite mental health services to Karen refugees from Burma. The primary location for these services is the HealthEast Clinic - Roselawn, which serves a large and diverse refugee population, including approximately 3,000 Karen. Since 2010, the clinic has been working with CVT on its Healing in Partnership project to provide mental health screening for newly arrived refugees. Read more.
Forging New Connections at First Mental Health Community Partners Network Event
More than 50 people representing Minnesota hospitals, health systems, mental health community providers and more came together on January 27 in Maplewood for the Mental Health Community Partners Network kick-off event. The meeting featured a presentation by Roger Meyer about the Mental Health Crisis Alliance, a panel of peer specialists, and lots of great networking opportunities. Read more.
Upcoming EventsAll Events
Foundations of Motivational Interviewing
Fridays, March 4 and April 15, 2016, 8 a.m. - Noon
Making lifestyle changes to support better health isn't easy. Motivational interviewing is a proven framework and set of skills used to help people work through ambiguity and change. Find out how you can better help your patients by learning and practicing these skills at the first 2016 offering of this popular two-part workshop. Learn more and register by February 26. Note new April date!
Peer Specialists: Improving Mental Health
Care Transitions Webinar
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 12:15 - 1 p.m.
Certified Peer Specialists have the potential to greatly impact successful care transitions, patient engagement and satisfaction, and reduce readmissions for people with mental illness. Find out more at this Mental Health Community Partners Network event, led by Jode Freyholtz-London, executive director, Wellness in the Woods. Free and open to all. Learn more and register by Thursday, March 10.
Mental Health Community Partners
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | 1 - 4 p.m. CT
Join us at the Maple Grove Community Center for another Mental Health Community Partners Network event, and continue to learn about bright spots and connect with colleagues toward improving care transitions for people with mental illness. Learn more and register by April 5, 2016. Contact Jill Kemper for more information.