Communities of Practice (CoPs)

CoPs form to explore specific topics, identifying and sharing best practices for integrated care. To realize the benefits of being a part of a CoP, participants commit to a weekly routine of collaboration, communication, and connection with members of the group.

Behavioral Health Technical Assistance (BHTA) is implementing four CoPs for integrated health care. Each CoP is comprised of 90-minute sessions, conducted 1 day each week. The number of Health Centers that may join is limited, but more than one person from a Health Center is encouraged to join.

Participants may earn up to 1.5 CEs for each session they attend - a total of 18 CEs for all twelve sessions.

#3: Social Determinants of Health and Integrated Care CoP

Cohort 1:

  • April 27 – June 01, 2021
  • Tuesdays from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Registration is closed for this cohort.

Cohort 2:

  • June 08 - July 13, 2021
  • Tuesdays from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Registration is closed for this cohort.

The target audience includes staff from a variety of health center functions and disciplines, including, but not limited, to those responsible for developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with community-based organizations and regional/municipal governmental agencies, as well as managers in the following departments: health center integration (ideally staff from both primary care and behavioral health), quality improvement/quality assurance, population health/data analysis, and social services programs.

At the end of this CoP, participants will be able to:

  • Define social determinants of health (SDOH) generally and for their health center’s patient population specifically
  • Recognize SDOHs’ role in integrated care
  • Apply best practices in screening for risks related to SDOH
  • Identify internal and community resources for addressing SDOH
  • Describe at least three systematic strategies and clinical interventions for addressing SDOH-related challenges specific to the community

#4: Integrated Behavioral Health and Value-Based Reimbursement – Two Sides of the Sustainability Coin CoP

Cohort 1:

Cohort 2:

The target audience includes staff from a variety of health center functions and disciplines, including, but not limited to, managers in the following departments: health center integration (ideally staff from both primary care and behavioral health), quality improvement/quality assurance, HIT, population health/data analysis, and finance/billing, as well as senior staff responsible for strategic planning.

At the end of this CoP, participants will be able to:

  • Define four benefits of integrated services that can be used to demonstrate value
  • Explain how organizational culture and integrated care models influence the implementation of value-based reimbursement
  • Describe at least three capabilities health centers should have to prepare for value-based reimbursement
  • Identify at least 3 new ways their health center can use data to demonstrate value
  • Describe a solution to a challenge they have experienced in billing/coding

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