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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 and mental health community providers 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.

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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!

Mental Health Community Partners
Networking Event

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | 1 - 4 p.m. CT

Join us at the Maple Grove Community Center for another Mental Health Community Provider 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.

19th Annual Colloquium on
Health Care Transformation

Monday, May 9 - Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | Brooklyn Park, MN

This year's theme, Advancing Health Care Value for All, expands our Triple Aim focus of the past few years to a more inclusive, outside-in approach to value, mindful that the health of all our patients and communities is the reason for the care we provide. ICSI members and sponsors receive a discount; early bird specials available through April 8. Learn more and register! 


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