OPIP is developing a Learning Collaborative for Integrated Behavioral Health, funded by Health Share of Oregon. This Learning Collaborative is a collaboration with Health Share’s IDS/ICN partners Kaiser Permanente Northwest, CareOregon, Providence Health Systems, and Oregon Health & Science University.
Beginning in 2023, this multi-year learning collaborative considers where Integrated Behavioral Health staff are starting and how to help them enhance their skillset for young children. The Learning Collaborative for Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Strategies and Tools to Provide Assessments and Brief Interventions for Young Children Addressing Social Emotional Health aims to provide feasible tools and strategies that can support IBH clinicians to provide assessments and brief interventions to young children ages birth to five – these services are aligned with the Social-Emotional Health for Young Children CCO Incentive Metric.
The goals of the first phase of the Learning Collaborative (launching fall 2023) will be to:
- Provide trainings and tools on Social-Emotional assessments and approaches IBH clinicians can use within the context of their clinic and with information readily available
- Provide guidance on how the information from the Social-Emotional assessments and other clinical observations can be used to implement brief interventions addressing the factors identified and contextual family factors that will determine best match approaches
Topics covered within the 2023 Learning Collaborative will include:
- The opportunity for IBH clinicians to meet the intention of the Social-Emotional Metric that enhances services within primary care and are aligned with priority pain points expressed by parents of young children
- Overview of Social-Emotional development and what are indicators for concern aligned with Bright Futures recommended screening
- Secondary assessments and clinical decision-making framework
- Intervention strategies for impacting early childhood Social-Emotional delays
- Translating evidence-based therapies to the primary care context
- Best match referrals and resources in the community
- IBH billing strategies aligned with the reach metric (screenings/assessments for young children aligned with the Social-Emotional metric and brief interventions within primary care)
In 2024, once Integrated Behavioral Health clinicians are trained, there will be supplemental trainings conducted for primary care providers on how to leverage and best utilize IBH staff. General trainings will include information on Social Emotional health, and flags and engagement strategies for when and how to refer to the IBH staff who are newly trained and ready to receive referrals.
Click here to view a flyer describing this opportunity for prospective participants, and the schedule of upcoming events starting in late August of 2023 for the first phase of this multi-year Learning Collaborative.