Collaborative Family Healthcare Association's 21st Annual Conference,
October 17-19, 2019, Denver, CO
The Premiere Conference For The Integration of Behavioral Health & Medicine
October 17-19, 2019
Sheraton, Downtown Denver, CO
"Our Generation Integration"
Building The Integrated Care Workforce
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Registration Opens June 15
About This Conference
Training Generations. Increasingly, the need for a highly trained workforce is the bottleneck that limits the rate of growth in integrated care efforts. This conference will meet those needs by preparing early career professionals for team-based care, by assisting mid-career professionals in repurposing their skills for primary care, and by engaging senior leaders in advocacy and mentorship. With up to 20 CEs available for most professionals this conference is a unique training opportunity. We will also focus on clinician wellness for all stages of professional development.
Multiple Generations. CFHA was founded on the recognition that health care is inherently multigenerational. At CFHA, family is at the heart of health care, and the conference will equip you with skills for providing integrated behavioral health services that embrace individual patients, their families, and their communities.
Denver is the perfect crossroads for this conference at this time. Colorado is finishing a 3 year federally-funded initiative to ensure that 80% of Coloradans have integrated behavioral health services in their primary care office. Colorado boast several universities and training programs at the vanguard of training for integration. Denver is a city hopping with the energy of youth.
More than 700 attendees from all guild groups (eg. family medicine, social work, psychology, marriage & family etc.) and stakeholders (eg. foundations, payers) are expected to attend the 2019 CFHA Conference in downtown Denver, Colorado.
A Conference Centered On
For All Members of The Care Team
Teaming Up: A Leadership Workshop for Behavioral Health Directors
If you are a Behavioral Health Director/ Leader who would benefit from dedicated time to working on your career development, this is the session for you! Behavioral Health Directors/ Leaders of integrated programs in primary care have unique challenges that require a broad skill set and require balancing clinical work, leadership, personnel management, finances, and administration. This session will create a safe space to discuss these challenges and offer strategies and support to make this work sustainable, rewarding, and fun!
Presenters: Joan Fleishman, PsyD; Beth Zeidler Schreiter, PsyD; Brian Sandoval, PsyD; & Neftali Serrano, PsyD
Implementing Family-Centered Care: Clinical, Operational, and Financial Perspectives
This session will guide attendees, who are at beginning to advanced levels in their careers, on how to implement and sustain family-centered models in primary care settings. Presenters will highlight critical studies, debunk myths, and provide clinical, operational, financial, and training strategies toward making the perceived impossible, possible. Attendees will be engaged as learners and experts as they navigate their struggles and discuss how to move the needle forward in their settings toward family-oriented care. Special attention will be paid to addressing cultural, institutional, and interpersonal factors that need to be considered and respectfully addressed in any implementation plan.
Presenters: Jennifer Hodgson, PhD; Alexandra Hulst, PhD; Alan Lorenz, MD; Randall Reitz, PhD; Andrew Valeras, DO; Lisa Zak-Hunter, PhD
Practical Integration: Expanding Integrated Medicine from Primary Care to Specialty Care
The evidence for integrating behavioral health into medical practices continues to grow, and the value of doing so is often recognized collectively as an ideal. However, in practice there are many barriers to implementing integrated behavioral health models into medical practices, including specialty practices. These barriers include financial reimbursement, clinical workflows, and the availability of personnel. This workshop aims to provide attendees the opportunity to interact with both medical and behavioral health providers who have implemented different levels of integrated models in their specialty practices, and learn about ways to address barriers and expand their integrated services.
Presenters: Ryan Jackman, MD; Jessica Stephen Premo, PhD; Amy Davis, MD; Alicia Gutierrez, LCSW; Lucy Graham, RN; Marie Collier, MD; Candace Henrikson, MS; Gabriela Reitz (patient)
Program Evaluation Intensive: Practical Training in Selecting Measures and Data Collection Methods to Obtain Useful Outcome Data
Do you need help determining appropriate measures and feasible data collection methods for program evaluations within integrated primary care? In this 3-hour preconference workshop, leaders from CFHA’s Research & Evaluation Committee and Families, Systems, & Health journal will provide practical training in conducting rigorous program evaluations. This workshop will help you identify appropriate measures to answer your key questions as well as data collection methods that balance quality and feasibility. This workshop is designed for those who are planning, conducting, or revising a program evaluation, as attendees will apply the material to their own personal projects within interactive small groups.
Presenters: Robin Shephardson, PhD; Jennifer Funderburk, PhD; Nadiya Sunderji, MD; Christina Studts, PhD; Jodi Polaha, PhD
Toolkit for Disruptive Behaviors in Pediatric PCBH: Part Three
Disruptive behaviors are among the most common childhood concerns providers face in primary care, and thorough understanding of how to assess and treat these concerns is essential for any BH provider working with children. Using interactive teaching methods, this full day workshop will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and the physical toolkit needed to screen, assess, and treat disruptive behaviors in pediatric integrated care settings. Emphasis will be placed on helping participants learn the practical skills needed to respond to the distinct behavioral health needs of children and all participants will receive a physical toolkit for their use.
Presenters: Lesley Manson, PhD; Tawnya Meadows, PhD; Cody Hostutler, PhD; Matthew Tolliver, PhD; Shelley Hosterman, PhD; Maribeth Wicoff, PhD; Doug Tynan, PhD; Jeff Shahidullah, PhD; & Hayley Quinn, PsyD
'The Future is Now': Addressing the Workforce Development and Training Needs for Integrated Healthcare Professionals
With the recent shortage of integrated care professionals in healthcare settings, developing a sustainable workforce of providers has become increasingly important. Areas such as mentoring skills, trainee competencies, and motivation challenges in these settings may add to this shortage problem. This workshop will highlight the importance of mentoring and training professionals from different disciplines to be adequately equipped for careers in integrated healthcare and medicine positions. The presenters will offer a series of content lectures, facilitate roundtable discussions on key topics, and lead a brainstorming session on the future vision of workforce development.
Presenters: Max Zubatsky, PhD; Christine Runyan, PhD; Kathryn Fraser, PhD; Alexander Blount, PhD; & Keith Dickerson, MD
Community, Content & Consultation: CFHA Leads The Way
CFHA is a 501c3 not-for-profit member association that provides a community for all healthcare guilds and stakeholders, expert content on integrated care and technical assistance support to promote the proliferation of integrated care projects nationally. We are a 20+ year old association whose conference has become the marquee integrated care event of the year. For more, click here.
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Our Mission: CFHA supports healthcare professionals in integrating physical and behavioral health.
Our Vision: All healthcare teams provide patients and families an optimal and fully integrated experience in the pursuit of health and healing.
Our Values: CFHA envisions seamless collaboration between psychosocial, biomedical and all other healthcare providers and views patients and families as equal partners in the healthcare process. CFHA values...
all stakeholders • supporting the development of Early Career Professionals • a culture of shared learning • diversity and equity • systems thinking • social justice • the scientific process to acquire and disseminate evidence • innovation
• community • the Quadruple Aim • high quality products to the field
Sponsorship Has Its Benefits!
CFHA has a unique audience of health professionals across all disciplines, healthcare leaders, payers, foundations, and academic professionals all interested in developing the modern care team and promoting the integration of behavioral health and medicine. We are pleased to expose our audience to organizations that share this vision. We anticipate over 600 participants in Denver!
Sterling Sponsor, $50,000+
Principle Sponsor, $20,000+
Premiere Sponsor, $10,000+
Major Sponsor, $7,500+
Supporting Sponsor, $5,000+
Advocate Sponsor, $1,500+