Apr 30, 2019
Integration of Behavioral Health in Primary Care: A Call to Action Webinar
MN Health Collaborative
Friday, May 17, 2019 • 12:00 – 1 pm
In order to treat people’s health as a whole, access to both physical and mental health services is important. Yet too many clinics struggle with integrating behavioral health into their primary care practices. The MN Health Collaborative believes integration can be done more effectively and has adopted a shared community standard being implemented in clinics throughout the state. Join us for this lunch-time webinar with presenters Mike Troy, PhD, Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services and Associate Medical Director of Children’s Neuroscience Institute of Children’s MN and Chris Beamish, LICSW, System Director, Behavioral Health Clinical Integration at Fairview Health Services.
They will share how leaders from primary care, psychiatry and behavioral health departments have come together to raise the bar for integrating behavioral health. This Call to Action will provide guidance to health systems that is evidence-based, as well as adaptable to local context. You’ll learn about the framework these systems have developed and adopted, tools and practices being used to improve care, and explore the common needs and themes across our community.
The MN Health Collaborative is an influential group of health leaders from 15 organizations working together to find solutions to healthcare’s toughest challenges, including opioid misuse and addiction, and system improvements for broader mental health needs.