This year’s plenaries have been hand-selected to equip interdisciplinary healthcare professionals with creative, innovative, and synergistic strategies targeted at enhancing holistic care for patients and their families. Come network and learn from distinguished leaders in helming timely enhancement within the integrated behavioral health spectrum.
Exploring How Social Determinants of Health Impact Behavioral Health
Thursday, October 19th, 2023
Behavioral health can be impacted by so much with social determinants of health being a huge factor. From housing, to food insecurity, to transportation, to family dynamics, there are several real reasons why a person might not gain access to care. Understanding those factors deeply and how an integrated setting is uniquely prepared and positioned to tackle them can mean the difference between providing care or spending more on cost of care. From this esteemed panel of healthcare leaders, attendees will be able to:
- Understand social determinants of health’s (SDoH) impact on care
- Understand why integrated care is uniquely positioned to tackle SDoH
- Understand case studies and stories
Moderator and Panelists
- Sentari Minor, evovledMD – Moderator
- Pedro Cons, CEO of Adelante Healthcare
- Matt Martin, PhD, MS, LMFT, CSSBB, Clinical Associate Professor at ASU College of Health Solutions
- Gabriel Jaramillo, Director of Healthy Communities at Vitalyst Health Foundation
- Crystal Heiligenthal, PA at HonorHealth Medical Group
The Anxiety Piece – A Physical Theatre Performance & Impact Workshop, Presented by Articine
Friday, October 20th, 2023
The Anxiety Piece melds theater, dance, and comedy while exploring the psychosomatic impact anxiety can have on all of us. This one-act performance will take you on a journey that’s both hilarious and moving. In this dynamic and engaging production, Articine’s internationally award-winning artists, through collaboration with mental health professionals across New England, explore this ever-present health challenge and its link to the mind-body connection.
This performance includes physical and auditory depictions of several mental health conditions, including anxiety and panic attacks that may elicit strong responses. Please take care of yourself while watching this performance.
Learn more about the Impact Workshop here
Before the performance, our clinical advisor and director of education, Bobby Kelly, MD, MPH, will present a brief introduction to Articine’s mission and the overall goal of the session.
Post-performance, Articine will invite people to engage in a brief table discussion around a few thought-provoking prompts, followed by a larger group conversation with the audience, the performers, and Articine facilitators.
Lastly, Articine will invite participants to refer to the QR code provided which will include several demonstrations of somatic exercises they can bring to their daily practice.
By the end of the session, learners can expect to:
• Better understand the complexities of anxiety in our patients, colleagues, and ourselves
• Appreciate the value that innovative art strategies have in helping foster empathy
• Discuss with other healthcare professionals how a piece of collectively experienced art resonates in themselves
• Take away a list of several mind/body skills that they can practice themselves, as well use for patient education, which can help mitigate stress and anxiety
By telling human stories through performances and workshops, Articine integrates the arts and medicine to inspire healthcare providers to deliver more empathetic and effective patient care.
Articine’s vision boldly imagines the universal delivery of empathetic and effective healthcare that embraces the arts to support healing and well-being for healthcare providers and their patients.
Continuity and Collocation: Strategic levers to improve outcomes of high-risk patients
Saturday, October 21st, 2023
There has been a movement towards collocating/integrating physical health with mental health services ever since the Institute of Medicine advocated for such an integration in 2006. In this talk, Vishal will discuss his research on high-risk diabetic veterans which investigates the impact of collocation on four important health outcomes attributable to mental health: number of hospitalizations; associated length of stay and 30-day readmissions; and suicide ideation/attempts. Furthermore, I will discuss factors that moderate the collocation-outcomes relationship. In other words, what kind of patients tend to benefit more from collocation? Vishal’s results offer insights into how healthcare organizations can develop targeted (collocation-based) interventions to yield the highest expected benefit.
Vishal Ahuja is an Associate Professor of Information Technology and Operations Management at SMU Cox School of Business and an Adjunct Faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His research focuses on developing decision analytic tools that can be implemented easily by healthcare professionals and policymakers to improve patient health, advance the quality of care, and enhance the efficiency of care delivery.
Vishal holds an MBA and a PhD in Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. At Cox, he teaches MBA courses in operations management and services. To bring relevance to his research and teaching, Vishal attempts to draw from his diverse work experience in the corporate sector that spans several years in the chemical, manufacturing, and consumer goods industry.