February Quarterly Adult Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Meeting 

  • 02 Mar 2020

The adult practices enrolled in the IBH expansion program funded by UnitedHealthcare successfully completed the 12-month learning collaborative on February 13. Practices reported out on their performance improvement plans (PDSA) results for addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), a new component to the IBH program. SDOH areas that practices focused on, included housing instability, food insecurity and access to healthy food options and social support for completing colonoscopies. They shared their successes and challenges experienced while addressing SDOH issues that were relevant to their practices. Dr. Burdette raised awareness of a program offered through the Rhode Island College, to place up to 5 - 2nd year clinical MSW students in practices/agencies that treat co-occurring issues with a focus on SUD an MAT prevention, recover, and treatment services. The commitment would start in May 2020 and go until May 2021. Those interested should contact Warren Miller, Ph.D, LICSW, SAP, BCD (wmiller@ric.edu) or Aswood Bousseau, DSW, LICSW (abousseau@ric.edu) by April 30, 2020. In addition, Dr. Burdette shared information on a new online IBH Practice Facilitation Training Program being offered through CTC in March, 2020. Interested BH clinicians with experience in IBH that are interested in expanding their skill sets to include IBH practice facilitation services should contact Carolyn Karner (ckarner@ctc-ri.org or ctcibh@ctc-ri.org), as soon as possible.