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Innovation Communities 2018

2018 INNOVATION COMMUNITY TOPICS


Innovation Community overview

In this rapidly changing healthcare environment it is imperative that organizations know how to keep pace. For 2018, SAMHSA HRSA is providing an opportunity for qualified organizations to take part in rapid-cycle improvement process to innovate services through involvement in an Innovation Community. Innovation Communities are expert facilitated groups of up to 15 organizations who come together to focus on an area of behavioral and primary healthcare integration innovation. Organizations learn from experts and each other during an intensive four-month period.

Each Innovation Community is facilitated by two CIHS staff and up to three additional subject matter experts. Teams from participating organizations set goals specific to their integration needs and then build skills and strategies throughout the Innovation Community to address these goals. Participating teams come from a variety of organizations who offer integrated primary and behavioral health care services and will receive the knowledge and skills to effectively implement the innovation topic at their organization.

Requirements & Structure
Organizations admitted into an Innovation Community are required to have executive leadership support in order to commit adequate staff time (i.e., approximately 1.5hrs a week) to participate in all Innovation Community activities.

Two Innovation Community Cohorts will be run in 2018:
     • Winter Cohort: January to April 2018
     • Summer Cohort: May to August 2018

In the application, you will be able to indicate which cohort you prefer; we cannot guarantee you will receive your preferred cohort.

Each participating organization is required to:
     • Attend monthly webinars
     • Develop a workplan
     • Attend monthly group and individual coaching calls
     • Briefly present your findings in a closing report-out webinar

Ready to Get Started?
Don't miss out on this opportunity - there are no direct costs to participate, only staff commitment and active engagement. Apply by 5:00pm EST on Friday, December 15, 2017. Notices of acceptance will be sent on Thursday, December 21. 


BUILDING INTEGRATION IN PEDIATRIC CARE SETTINGS
Apply now!

This Innovation Community's purpose is to create greater capacity to deliver efficient and effective behavioral health services in the pediatric primary care setting. Participating organizations will include rural, suburban, and urban pediatric settings including federally qualified health centers, private pediatric practices, and school-based health centers. The focus of the improvement activities will be to develop the capacity to integrate services. Participants will either be new to integrating behavioral health services or just beginning their work (e.g., hiring a BH consultant and/or introducing a mental health or substance use screen to their services array, etc.). Participants will receive information and support using a variety of learning methodologies including but not limited to individual and group coaching calls to address the educational needs, provided resources, and tools, group emails, and webinars.

Winter Cohort: January to April 2018
Tentative Webinar Dates:
     • Webinar #1 | Thursday, January 11 – 2-3:30pm ET
     • Webinar #2 | Thursday, February 8 – 2-3:30pm ET
     • Webinar #3 | Thursday, March 8 – 2-3:30pm ET
     • Webinar #4 | Thursday, April 12 – 2-3:30pm ET

Summer Cohort: May to August 2018
Webinar dates are forthcoming


IMPLEMENTING PAIN MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES IN INTEGRATED CARE SETTINGS
APPLY NOW!

This Innovation Community will support integrated behavioral health and primary care providers in understanding the policies and practices that support and help implement evidence-based guidelines for pain management. Participants will take part in individual and small group coaching calls, webinars, and group email discussions that will address their educational needs related to pain management and provide practical resources and tools for the creation or further development of evidence-based pain management guidelines. By the end of this Innovation Community, participants will have identified goals, and have created a work plan that describes in detail the actions and activities each organization will carry out to achieve their goals.

Winter Cohort: January to April 2018
Tentative Webinar Dates:
     • Webinar #1 | Thursday, January 25 – 3-4:30pm ET
     • Webinar #2 | Thursday, February 22 – 3-4:30pm ET
     • Webinar #3 | Thursday, March 22 – 3-4:30pm ET
     • Webinar #4 | Thursday, April 26 – 3-4:30pm ET

Summer Cohort: May to August 2018
Webinar dates are forthcoming


Implementing Team Based Care
Apply now!

This Innovation Community will support primary and behavioral health providers to understand and adopt team based approaches to care. Research describing how to efficiently and effectively deploy and support an integrated team of primary and behavioral health providers will be reviewed. The National Committee on Quality Improvement (NCQA) team-based care standards and an organizational self-assessment will be used to help teams build their work plan. Participants will have the opportunity to engage experts from organizations that have experience delivering team base care. All teams will report-out on IC work plan progress during the final webinar and learn through individual coaching calls, reading and video viewing assignments, and group email conversations.

Winter Cohort: January to April 2018
Tentative Webinar Dates:
     • Webinar #1 | Tuesday, January 9 – 1-2:30pm ET
     • Webinar #2 | Tuesday, February 13 – 1-2:30pm ET
     • Webinar #3 | Thursday, March 22 – 1-2:30pm ET
     • Webinar #4 | Tuesday, April 17 – 1-2:30pm ET

Summer Cohort: May to August 2018
Webinar dates are forthcoming


PREPARING FOR VALUE-BASED PAYMENT IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND PRIMARY CARE
Apply now!

This Innovation Community will support behavioral health and primary care providers in understanding the policy and trends shaping value-based payment methodologies, the payment reform continuum, and the transformations required in clinical and business practices to succeed under value-based contracts. Participants will take part in individual and small group coaching calls, webinars, and list serve discussions that will address the educational needs of participants and provide practical resources and tools. By the end of this Innovation Community, participants will have completed a readiness assessment, identified concrete goals, and created a work plan that lays out their next steps and tools needed to achieve their stated outcomes.

Winter Cohort: January to April 2018
Tentative Webinar Dates:
     • Webinar #1 | Wednesday, January 10 – 3-4:30pm ET
     • Webinar #2 | Wednesday, February 7 – 3-4:30pm ET
     • Webinar #3 | Wednesday, March 7 – 3-4:30pm ET
     • Webinar #4 | Wednesday, April 4 – 3-4:30pm ET

Summer Cohort: May to August 2018
Webinar dates are forthcoming

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2018 INNOVATION COMMUNITY TOPICS


Innovation Community overview

In this rapidly changing healthcare environment it is imperative that organizations know how to keep pace. For 2018, SAMHSA HRSA is providing an opportunity for qualified organizations to take part in rapid-cycle improvement process to innovate services through involvement in an Innovation Community. Innovation Communities are expert facilitated groups of up to 15 organizations who come together to focus on an area of behavioral and primary healthcare integration innovation. Organizations learn from experts and each other during an intensive four-month period.

Each Innovation Community is facilitated by two CIHS staff and up to three additional subject matter experts. Teams from participating organizations set goals specific to their integration needs and then build skills and strategies throughout the Innovation Community to address these goals. Participating teams come from a variety of organizations who offer integrated primary and behavioral health care services and will receive the knowledge and skills to effectively implement the innovation topic at their organization.

Requirements & Structure
Organizations admitted into an Innovation Community are required to have executive leadership support in order to commit adequate staff time (i.e., approximately 1.5hrs a week) to participate in all Innovation Community activities.

Two Innovation Community Cohorts will be run in 2018:
     • Winter Cohort: January to April 2018
     • Summer Cohort: May to August 2018

In the application, you will be able to indicate which cohort you prefer; we cannot guarantee you will receive your preferred cohort.

Each participating organization is required to:
     • Attend monthly webinars
     • Develop a workplan
     • Attend monthly group and individual coaching calls
     • Briefly present your findings in a closing report-out webinar

Ready to Get Started?
Don't miss out on this opportunity - there are no direct costs to participate, only staff commitment and active engagement. Apply by 5:00pm EST on Friday, December 15, 2017. Notices of acceptance will be sent on Thursday, December 21. 


BUILDING INTEGRATION IN PEDIATRIC CARE SETTINGS
Apply now!

This Innovation Community's purpose is to create greater capacity to deliver efficient and effective behavioral health services in the pediatric primary care setting. Participating organizations will include rural, suburban, and urban pediatric settings including federally qualified health centers, private pediatric practices, and school-based health centers. The focus of the improvement activities will be to develop the capacity to integrate services. Participants will either be new to integrating behavioral health services or just beginning their work (e.g., hiring a BH consultant and/or introducing a mental health or substance use screen to their services array, etc.). Participants will receive information and support using a variety of learning methodologies including but not limited to individual and group coaching calls to address the educational needs, provided resources, and tools, group emails, and webinars.

Winter Cohort: January to April 2018
Tentative Webinar Dates:
     • Webinar #1 | Thursday, January 11 – 2-3:30pm ET
     • Webinar #2 | Thursday, February 8 – 2-3:30pm ET
     • Webinar #3 | Thursday, March 8 – 2-3:30pm ET
     • Webinar #4 | Thursday, April 12 – 2-3:30pm ET

Summer Cohort: May to August 2018
Webinar dates are forthcoming


IMPLEMENTING PAIN MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES IN INTEGRATED CARE SETTINGS
APPLY NOW!

This Innovation Community will support integrated behavioral health and primary care providers in understanding the policies and practices that support and help implement evidence-based guidelines for pain management. Participants will take part in individual and small group coaching calls, webinars, and group email discussions that will address their educational needs related to pain management and provide practical resources and tools for the creation or further development of evidence-based pain management guidelines. By the end of this Innovation Community, participants will have identified goals, and have created a work plan that describes in detail the actions and activities each organization will carry out to achieve their goals.

Winter Cohort: January to April 2018
Tentative Webinar Dates:
     • Webinar #1 | Thursday, January 25 – 3-4:30pm ET
     • Webinar #2 | Thursday, February 22 – 3-4:30pm ET
     • Webinar #3 | Thursday, March 22 – 3-4:30pm ET
     • Webinar #4 | Thursday, April 26 – 3-4:30pm ET

Summer Cohort: May to August 2018
Webinar dates are forthcoming


Implementing Team Based Care
Apply now!

This Innovation Community will support primary and behavioral health providers to understand and adopt team based approaches to care. Research describing how to efficiently and effectively deploy and support an integrated team of primary and behavioral health providers will be reviewed. The National Committee on Quality Improvement (NCQA) team-based care standards and an organizational self-assessment will be used to help teams build their work plan. Participants will have the opportunity to engage experts from organizations that have experience delivering team base care. All teams will report-out on IC work plan progress during the final webinar and learn through individual coaching calls, reading and video viewing assignments, and group email conversations.

Winter Cohort: January to April 2018
Tentative Webinar Dates:
     • Webinar #1 | Tuesday, January 9 – 1-2:30pm ET
     • Webinar #2 | Tuesday, February 13 – 1-2:30pm ET
     • Webinar #3 | Thursday, March 22 – 1-2:30pm ET
     • Webinar #4 | Tuesday, April 17 – 1-2:30pm ET

Summer Cohort: May to August 2018
Webinar dates are forthcoming


PREPARING FOR VALUE-BASED PAYMENT IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND PRIMARY CARE
Apply now!

This Innovation Community will support behavioral health and primary care providers in understanding the policy and trends shaping value-based payment methodologies, the payment reform continuum, and the transformations required in clinical and business practices to succeed under value-based contracts. Participants will take part in individual and small group coaching calls, webinars, and list serve discussions that will address the educational needs of participants and provide practical resources and tools. By the end of this Innovation Community, participants will have completed a readiness assessment, identified concrete goals, and created a work plan that lays out their next steps and tools needed to achieve their stated outcomes.

Winter Cohort: January to April 2018
Tentative Webinar Dates:
     • Webinar #1 | Wednesday, January 10 – 3-4:30pm ET
     • Webinar #2 | Wednesday, February 7 – 3-4:30pm ET
     • Webinar #3 | Wednesday, March 7 – 3-4:30pm ET
     • Webinar #4 | Wednesday, April 4 – 3-4:30pm ET

Summer Cohort: May to August 2018
Webinar dates are forthcoming

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