National Learning & Action Network Series: May 2018

Topic: Integrating Alcohol and Depression Screenings into Whole-Person Care

Date: Wednesday, May 92018


This event was open to beneficiaries, families, health care providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs).

Event Description:

The National Learning & Action Network (LAN) Event titled, Integrating Alcohol and Depression Screenings into Whole-Person Care” included a panel discussion, featuring providers who have integrated behavioral health screenings into their practices. This event was framed by a patient perspective shared through personal story and in the panel discussion.

Click here to download the event flyer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize behavioral health as a factor in health care inequity and poor health outcomes in urban medically underserved populations.
  • Describe how to incorporate behavioral health and substance misuse screening into the practice workflow.
  • Utilize two strategies for initiating a conversation with patients about screening results, enhancing patient engagement, and motivating health behavior change.
  • Identify effective community partnerships in achieving whole person care.

Sneak Peek:

Click here to view the sneak peek for this event.

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

Meet the Speakers:

Edwin Boudreaux, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Rachel Hovis, MD
Cherokee Health Systems

Melissa Clarke, MD, CMQ
Medical Home Development Group

Alan Watts
Patient Champion

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