We’re continuing our efforts to advance coordinated, accessible behavioral health and primary care services to meet a variety of patient needs by supporting OneCity Health primary care partners in the implementation of Collaborative Care. This month we are launching a training series on Collaborative Care for OneCity Health primary care partners in collaboration with the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.
Collaborative Care, based on the evidence-based IMPACT model, aims to incorporate behavioral health specialists into primary care teams, improve routine screening and diagnosis of common behavioral health conditions, and enhance support for active patient engagement in treatment goal setting and self-management. Over 70 randomized clinical trials have shown it is an effective way to treat conditions such as depression and anxiety in primary care. In fact, through its Collaborative Care program for depression, NYC Health + Hospitals significantly increased psychiatric consultations and treatment for depression in primary care, more than tripling the rate of depression improvement among patients enrolled in the program. NYC Health + Hospitals was awarded the 2017 Gage Award for Innovation and Excellence from America’s Essential Hospitals for this effort.
Topics in the Collaborative Care training series will include:
- Overview of Collaborative Care (March 8)
- Motivational Interviewing in Collaborative Care (February 22)
- PHQ-9 Screening for Depression (March 15)
- Treating Substance Use Disorders within the Collaborative Care Model
- Treating Anxiety Within the Collaborative Care Model
- Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care: Basic Psychopharmacology
- Problem-Solving Treatment for Primary Care
Space is limited in these sessions, so our partners should reserve spots for Collaborative Care team members, including nursing staff (nurses, patient care aides) supporting patients in behavioral health treatment, behavioral health clinicians (licensed social workers), and primary care physicians. Continuing medical, nursing and social work education credits will be provided to participants as applicable.
Please visit our Events Calendar or subscribe to our newsletter to see all upcoming training opportunities and for details on how to register. Separate from our training series in collaboration with CUNY, we have also posted upcoming webinars on various topics in Collaborative Care that are hosted by CUNY and may be of interest to OneCity Health partners. We note the Collaborative Care events sponsored solely by CUNY