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We have met the cap on the number of participants that has been accepted into this opportunity and registration forms are now closed. All other submissions will be added to the wait list to join this opportunity when space allows. If you interested in being added to the wait list, apply here. 

Why Team-Based Care?

Team-Based Care (TBC) is an essential element for all integrated health care settings and organizations.  Research shows that TBC not only improves patient outcomes like improved symptoms, quality of life and satisfaction, but it can also reduce burnout and improve staff capacity and experience which in turn reduces medical errors and gaps in service.

What will you gain by participating?

The goal of this ECHO series is to engage a group of behavioral healthcare providers and organizations in meaningful peer-to-peer learning, through sharing successes and barriers as well as skill building capacity as it relates to the implementation and expansion of team-based care. With a team of experts and the release of the new report titled, Making the Case for High-functioning Team-Based Care in Behavioral Health Care Settings, organizations will build their knowledge of TBC key principles and learn the TBC model process and implementation elements.

Participant learning objectives:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the key components of an effective TBC model through didactic presentations
  • Participate in discussions with peers and experts to learn about successes, challenges, and sustainability as it relates to implementing the TBC model
  • Share TBC implementation experiences and receive feedback from peers and experts for continued improvement and implementation
  • Provide feedback to experts and evaluators on current successful models of TBC, as applicable, and participate in efforts to better understand effective TBC model components and fidelity elements
  • Access to tools and resources for implementing and/or scaling the TBC model within participant’s organizations

Are there requirements for participating?

There are no costs associated with participating in this ECHO series. We ask that you or a member from your organization participate in most, if not all, of the 10 sessions within the series. This will ensure that you and your team will get the most from this opportunity.

When do sessions occur?

  • Session 1: Tuesday, November 17, 2-3pm ET
  • Session 2: Monday, December 14, 11-12pm ET
  • Sessions 3 – 10: Every other Wednesday from 12-1pm ET beginning January 6th, 2020

Session 1: recording and slides

Still have questions? Contact integration@thenationalcouncil.org

For a full list of sessions and to register, please visit our Upcoming Events page and/or PCDC’s Solving for Sleep webpage.

Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), in collaboration the SAMHSA Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions, is engaging in a year-long virtual initiative focused on addressing sleep and related social and health needs through enhancing integrated primary and behavioral health care. This series will include live virtual learning opportunities, free tools and resources, and linkage to experts in the field.

This learning collaborative has concluded. For more information, please contact integration@thenationalcouncil.org.

The National Council for Behavioral Health, through the National Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions grant award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), accepted applications for participation in a Learning Collaborative to develop scalable solutions for providing care to people living with mental illness and addiction during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This included 10 organizations to implement scalable solutions.

Both learning collaboratives have concluded. Session recordings and presentations can be accessed here

Lead: John Kern, MD

Collaborative Care ECHO Group 1 – Behavioral Health in Primary Care

Provision of behavioral health services in the primary setting has proven to be an effective means of addressing the universal problem of treatment access for behavioral health disorders. A structured, measurement-based process has been shown to be the most effective way of providing this care. Assistance with the implementation of this modality of care is nearly always necessary, though not always readily available. For providers with a strong interest in implementing a model of behavioral health in primary care settings, the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions is offering this ongoing learning opportunity – Collaborative Care ECHO; Behavioral Health in Primary Care.

Collaborative Care ECHO Group 2 – Primary Care in Behavioral Health

Helping to address the gap in survival of people with serious mental illness (SMI) has become a task for the behavioral health agency. A structured, measurement-based, team-based process has been shown to be the most effective way of providing this care. Assistance with the implementation of this new modality of care is nearly always necessary, though not always readily available. For providers with a strong interest in implementing support for physical health for their clients living with SMI, the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions is offering an ongoing learning opportunity – Collaborative Care ECHO; Primary Care in Behavioral Health.

If you would like to learn more about our offerings related to Collaborative Care or if you have any other questions, please contact integration@thenationalcouncil.org.

This learning collaborative has concluded. Session recordings and presentations can be accessed here and on the PCDC series page

Lead: Primary Care Development Corporation

With 100 million+ Americans living with diabetes, more providers than ever before recognize chronic disease screening and management as a best practice of integrated primary and behavioral health care. In this virtual learning series, national experts will guide you through 7 multifaceted sessions—each addressing a different aspect of team-based care to improve diabetes screening and management, ranging from behavioral treatment to reimbursement and operational decision making.

Thank you for your interest in this program. We have reached capacity, sign up here to be added to our waiting list.

Lead: Weitzman Institute

In the midst of the opioid epidemic, other substance use disorders may be overlooked by our healthcare system. Weitzman ECHO Alcohol & Smoking will address two of America’s major silent killers. This 6-month program will meet twice monthly to connect primary care medical and behavioral health providers over Zoom videoconferencing to a community of peers and subject-matter experts. Each one-hour session will consist of a brief didactic presentation on key issues followed by real patient cases with actionable recommendations.

What will I gain by attending?

This ECHO will equip primary care medical and behavioral health providers with strategies for addressing problematic alcohol and tobacco use in their patients using an integrated approach. We will cover topics including advanced strategies for motivational interviewing, epidemiology and screening, medication assisted treatment, trauma-informed care, and alcohol and smoking use in special populations such as youth and the elderly. Understand these silent killers and learn how to work with your patients both with and without a diagnosed addiction. Present your challenging cases for expert recommendations and connect to peers nationally.

Are there any requirements for participation?

This program is supported by the National Council for Behavioral Health, and participation is available at no cost for primary care medical (PCPs) and behavioral health providers. However, participants should review the Weitzman ECHO Terms of Participation and are expected to attend a majority of the sessions, submit at least one case for recommendations, and share their webcam on the live sessions if they have one available.

When do sessions occur?

Sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from  11AM – 12PM ET/8AM – 9AM PT beginning on September 18th and running through the beginning of January 2021

How do I join the live sessions? (Do I need any special equipment?)

Weitzman ECHO sessions are held virtually using Zoom Video Conferencing. Access is available on any computer with an internet connection, phone (audio only), and smartphone.

How do I sign up?

Thank you for your interest in this program. We have reached capacity for this cohort and enrollment is now closed. You are welcome to sign up here to be added to our waiting list in the event that seats open up or we run additional cohorts in the future.

For more information, contact: Lindsey Lehet, Program Specialist at lehetl@chc1.com.

This learning collaborative has concluded. For more information, please contact integration@thenationalcouncil.org.

Lead: National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)

The Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions has partnered with the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) to develop a six-month learning collaborative to assist Single State Agencies (SSAs) for alcohol and other drug services and their primary care partners in advancing integration efforts between specialty substance use and primary care systems. The learning collaborative will focus on integration with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). This learning collaborative will run from January- July 2020. States who participate will have the opportunity to connect with both their own multi-disciplinary team, and teams from other states, participate in knowledge-building sessions, and receive individual coaching to advance their integration efforts. At the end of the collaborative, teams will have a plan to advance integration in their state.

The registration for this Learning Collaborative is closed. If you are interested in learning more about other similar opportunities, please contact integration@thenationalcouncil.org.

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