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Innovation Communities

Innovation Communities are designed to engage organizations in acquiring knowledge and skills and applying their learning to implement measureable improvements in a high priority area related to healthcare integration. Lessons learned over the course of the innovation community are compiled and shared with the health care field so other organizations can benefit.

The innovation community is designed to address three key components associated with innovation implementation, including:

  • Topic-specific foundational information, knowledge, and best practices
  • Innovation implementation planning
  • Adoption and sustainability of the innovation 

Innovation Communities, December 2014-August 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chronic Disease Self-Management in behavioral health settings

Adults with serious behavioral health problems and chronic health conditions represent a high-risk population who often experience difficulties in managing their health.  Self-management is vital when integrating primary care and wellness in behavioral health organizations. By identifying possible health disparities (e.g. diabetes) and monitoring measurable progress, this innovation community will explore how behavioral health teams can use best practices to provide services that allow for effective self-management of chronic conditions.  

Archived webinars

Resources


Population health Management FOR behavioral health providers

It can be challenging for behavioral health providers to use population health management strategies to improve the health of their clients.  This innovation community will help behavioral health organizations to understand their population, think of strategies for identifying common diagnoses, and develop targeted approaches for specific chronic illnesses.  By identifying and sorting the population they are serving by health condition, organizations will have the ability to track health improvement over time.   

Archived webinars

Resourecs


Who is Responsible for Care Coordination?

Care coordination is an essential part of primary and behavioral health care integration. It can be delivered by a range of team members, but competencies and roles need to be clear. This innovation community will help organizations to develop clear protocols and job descriptions for their care coordination workforce by focusing on competencies and analyzing workflows to create and maintain efficient billing and productivity.  

Archived Webinars

Resources


Developing High Functioning primary care Teams

In order to deliver effective integrated behavioral health care, primary care teams require clear roles and responsibilities as well as highly developed communication skills.  Using a pre and post assessment, this innovation community will help HRSA supported safety-net providers assess strengths and challenges of their care team, develop and ensure delivery of proper workforce trainings, and analyze targeted improvements through workflows and communication.  

Archived webinars

Resources


Building Integrated Behavioral Health in a Primary Care Setting

For HRSA-supported safety-net providers that are beginning to integrate behavioral health services, it is imperative to have an implementation work plan. The successful integration of behavioral health services requires the thoughtful assessment of readiness and the creation of a corresponding work plan to address the core components for systems change including: staffing, clinical services delivery design, billing/sustainability, quality metrics and improvement processes, health information technology, staff communication, and services network agreements. In this innovation community, organizations will use a comprehensive readiness assessment tools and a corresponding implementation work plan to detail goals, tasks, staff leads, timelines, and deliverables for effective behavioral health integration.

Archived Webinars

Resources

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Innovation Communities are designed to engage organizations in acquiring knowledge and skills and applying their learning to implement measureable improvements in a high priority area related to healthcare integration. Lessons learned over the course of the innovation community are compiled and shared with the health care field so other organizations can benefit.

The innovation community is designed to address three key components associated with innovation implementation, including:

  • Topic-specific foundational information, knowledge, and best practices
  • Innovation implementation planning
  • Adoption and sustainability of the innovation 

Innovation Communities, December 2014-August 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chronic Disease Self-Management in behavioral health settings

Adults with serious behavioral health problems and chronic health conditions represent a high-risk population who often experience difficulties in managing their health.  Self-management is vital when integrating primary care and wellness in behavioral health organizations. By identifying possible health disparities (e.g. diabetes) and monitoring measurable progress, this innovation community will explore how behavioral health teams can use best practices to provide services that allow for effective self-management of chronic conditions.  

Archived webinars

Resources


Population health Management FOR behavioral health providers

It can be challenging for behavioral health providers to use population health management strategies to improve the health of their clients.  This innovation community will help behavioral health organizations to understand their population, think of strategies for identifying common diagnoses, and develop targeted approaches for specific chronic illnesses.  By identifying and sorting the population they are serving by health condition, organizations will have the ability to track health improvement over time.   

Archived webinars

Resourecs


Who is Responsible for Care Coordination?

Care coordination is an essential part of primary and behavioral health care integration. It can be delivered by a range of team members, but competencies and roles need to be clear. This innovation community will help organizations to develop clear protocols and job descriptions for their care coordination workforce by focusing on competencies and analyzing workflows to create and maintain efficient billing and productivity.  

Archived Webinars

Resources


Developing High Functioning primary care Teams

In order to deliver effective integrated behavioral health care, primary care teams require clear roles and responsibilities as well as highly developed communication skills.  Using a pre and post assessment, this innovation community will help HRSA supported safety-net providers assess strengths and challenges of their care team, develop and ensure delivery of proper workforce trainings, and analyze targeted improvements through workflows and communication.  

Archived webinars

Resources


Building Integrated Behavioral Health in a Primary Care Setting

For HRSA-supported safety-net providers that are beginning to integrate behavioral health services, it is imperative to have an implementation work plan. The successful integration of behavioral health services requires the thoughtful assessment of readiness and the creation of a corresponding work plan to address the core components for systems change including: staffing, clinical services delivery design, billing/sustainability, quality metrics and improvement processes, health information technology, staff communication, and services network agreements. In this innovation community, organizations will use a comprehensive readiness assessment tools and a corresponding implementation work plan to detail goals, tasks, staff leads, timelines, and deliverables for effective behavioral health integration.

Archived Webinars

Resources

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